Tag Archives: travel

5 Tips on What to Wear When Trekking

When I get ready for a trip, the first question on my mind is what to wear.  Over the past 6 years I have coached snowboarding in just about every type of weather imaginable and have trekked all over the world in the heavy rain and in the hot summer sun.  I have been in […]
Tags Comments closed

Be a Know-It-All: 4 Fun Facts About Peru

IMG_0911-1_zpsf43ddb63
Heading to Peru? Here are 4 things you may not know about the country and its culture. Peru is home to the potato. There are over 5,000 varieties preserved in Peru today. One way for Peruvians to express how proud they are is to say, “I am more Peruvian than a potato” (Soy mas Peruano que […]
Tags Comments closed

What’s an appropriate guide to tipping?

Guides Cooking
The OneSeed blog addresses many issues to help you prepare for your expedition. Today, we’ll tackle the (sometimes confusing) topic of how, what and when to tip your OneSeed guide. When you set off on your adventure, you’ll be joined by one or more of our incredible OneSeed Guides. Your guides will be your cultural liaison, mountaineering expert, gear fitter, […]
Tags Comments closed

Readiness 101: Getting Your Rear Into Gear. Literally.

478219_4538101687328_226118337_o_zps3be9fe94
Alright all you aspiring OneSeedlings, it’s high time for some tough love. Now we’re not trying to scare you off, but the fact is that one of our most consistent topics for post-trip feedback is the physical demands of our expeditions. We plan our trips carefully to make sure that they are accessible to as […]
Tags Comments closed

I arrived early in Kathmandu. Oh no, oh no, what will I do?

garden-of-dreams
Nepal is a great place, so if you forgot about those pesky time zones and arrive early or want more time to explore we’ve gathered some information that will be helpful to you. While we are excited for you to join us, we are only able to pick you up from the airport and provide […]
Tags Comments closed

“You don’t eat no meat? That’s ok. I make lamb.”

IMG_4572-1
Trying local food while traveling is one of my favorite things about being abroad, but as a vegetarian it can sometimes be difficult. I used to be a strict vegetarian so I know the hassle it can be, but I spent five months in China and survived! Some countries are extremely vegetarian friendly, as they […]
Tags Comments closed

Guide Profile: Sabine Barrios

DSC_0124
One of our newest Chilean guides, Sabine is well traveled and has five years experience guiding treks in Patagonia. Born in Venezuela, she grew up in Santiago before traveling through Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, France and England where she really mastered her English. In addition to leading trekking trips through Patagonia, she has also led extended […]
Tags Comments closed

Water, Water Everywhere…

57a9a4b2
We are all cautious about what we consume while traveling (remember our chat from the Everybody Poops post!), and if you drink as much water as I do, you want to make sure it’s clean! I’m sure your first thought is bottled water, and you may have heard of iodine tablets and boiling water to sterilize […]
Tags Comments closed

Staff Profile: Cat Wile – Operations Manager, World Traveler, Mayo Hater

156794_631636762883_5490263_n
One of OneSeed’s newest additions to the team, Cat Wile, is our operations guru.  Born and raised in a small town in chilly Massachusetts, she set her sights on migrating south, finding herself down in North Carolina.  Graduating from Elon University with an International Business degree, she then took up employment with a large firm […]
Tags Comments closed

Everybody Poops. Now Let’s Talk About It.

Set-Bathroom-Signs
The toilet, commode, W.C., throne room, head, latrine, loo. We’ve got a million names for the bathroom, but it isn’t exactly dinner conversation (unless you happen to be with a bunch of travelers or backcountry enthusiasts). Let’s face it though, when nature calls, it’s nice to know what to expect at the facilities. When you […]
Tags Comments closed