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Is Everest Getting Toilets?

Is Everest Getting Toilets? October 25, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Not exactly the first place you think of when the term “working toilets” crosses your mind, Mt. Everest may be the next destination that provides waste control. Exactly how this is going to be done remains to be seen. Environmental group EcoHimal has recommended to the Nepalese government...

10 Stunning Buddhist Temples of the Eastern World

10 Stunning Buddhist Temples of the Eastern World December 21, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, lived sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries B.C.E. Soon after, communities began to follow his teachings, and temples dedicated to Buddhist prayers and learning were built across the Asian continent. Today, there are around 500 million practicing Buddhists all...

Everest Spring Cleaning: Team Risks Lives For Corpses, Trash

Everest Spring Cleaning: Team Risks Lives For Corpses, Trash April 20, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
An elite team of 20 Sherpas will begin climbing on May 1 to remove tons of trash and the bodies of climbers who perished in Everest’s “death zone,” notorious as the mountain’s most treacherous stretch.  Over 26,240 feet (8,000 meters) above sea level, the “death zone”...

Thirteen Year Old Californian Attempts Everest

Thirteen Year Old Californian Attempts Everest April 12, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Reaching new heights in everything we do is not uncommon human behavior – a promotion, a new car, a big house, these are all things to mark accomplishments that we undertake and succeed in. However, not everyone’s idea of accomplishment comes with material possession. Thirteen year old Californian...

Paint It Pink: Nepal Woos Gay Tourists With Same-Sex Marriages

Paint It Pink: Nepal Woos Gay Tourists With Same-Sex Marriages March 18, 2010 | Romantic, Travel News | Read More
Same-sex couples longing to tie the knot might be flying a little further than San Francisco soon. And possibly scaling the world’s highest mountain as a honeymoon. Looking to boost its tourism and pull itself out of poverty, Nepal is reaching out to the gay travel market with a bold proposal to...
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