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    Live from Rural Nepal: Giving Thanks in the Middle Himalaya

    fileTo experience life amid remote settings, on the paths of ancient cultures and inside the homes of strangers, to venture far outside one's comfort zone – this will change a person. At the very least it will certainly give you something to write home about. An REI colleague of mine, Jessica, just sent us this dispatch from rural Nepal, where she is currently taking REI Adventures' Nepal's Royal Trek. Read her story below: "'Wait, where are you going?' This was most often the response I got when ...

    Posted by Liz Bee on November 30, 2011 4:40 PM & Tagged Middle Himalaya, REI Adventures, Travel, nepal and trekking | permalink | Comments

    Decisions, Decisions: How Do You Decide Where to Travel?

    fileLife is short, and travel opportunities should be seized whenever you can. Pick a place and go see the world. Such has been the lifelong philosophy of Teresa in our REI Adventures travel department. Judging by her tales of interesting destinations, it's been working out pretty well for her. Take a look at what motivated her choice of destinations over the years: Age 16: Reaching for a Dream I had never been on an airplane before, but I wanted to participate in a program called Amigos de las ...

    Posted by Liz Bee on October 20, 2011 1:47 PM & Tagged Ecuador, New Zealand, REI Adventures, Tasmania, Travel, indonesia and nepal | permalink | Comments

    New Biogas Program Improves Lives in Nepal

    fileLife just got a little easier for some Nepalese villagers. REI Adventures recently awarded a grant of $87,000 to Nepal SEEDS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on improving social, educational and environmental development in the region. Their simple solution: biogas. Keith Goldstein (right), president of Nepal SEEDS, tells the REI Blog about his personal experiences and the recent projects happening in the Nepali region near where REI Adventures’ Royal Trek trip operates: "Visiting ...

    Posted by andrewk on May 3, 2011 12:15 PM & Tagged Nepal SEEDS, REI Adventures, Royal Trek, Travel, biogas, nepal and stewardship | permalink | Comments

    New REI Adventures Outing Earns "Trip of the Year" Honors

    fileWow, our new Everest Lodge to Lodge Trek was chosen by Outside magazine as one of just ten “2011 Trips of the Year!” As the editors of Outside put it, this trip "lets you see the top of the world without the circus of Base Camp." This is REI Adventures' 25th year of taking guests into the Everest region, so Outside magazine's recognition of our new, off-the-beaten path itinerary is a true honor for us. We can't help but agree, of course, that this is an amazing journey to one of the world’s ...

    Posted by andrewk on March 4, 2011 2:10 PM & Tagged Everest, Hiking, Outside magazine, REI Adventures, Travel, award, nepal and trekking | permalink | Comments

    Video: The Most Dangerous Airport in the World?

    fileNestled high in the foothills of the Himalaya, the airport at Lukla, Nepal, has a white-knuckle reputation among adventure travelers. But is this rep justified? You can decide for yourself with this short video shot by REI staff photographer Damon P. Our intrepid shutterbug was in Nepal last December for the Everest Base Camp trek offered by REI Adventures. A short flight from Kathmandu, Lukla is the jumping-off point for treks into the Everest region. The Lukla airport—now officially named the ...

    Posted by Steve T on February 3, 2011 2:53 PM & Tagged Everest Base Camp, Lukla airport, REI Adventures, Travel and nepal | permalink | Comments

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