Sherpa widows to climb Everest to inspire single women

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The widows of two sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world’s highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands and hopefully inspire other single women, the pair said on Wednesday. Furdiki Sherpa’s husband died while fixing ropes for his foreign clients on the 8,850-meter […]

Retire in these five cities where you can thrive on $37,000 a year

Here are five capital cities with all the benefits of a cosmopolitan, urban lifestyle — for a fraction of the price you’d pay in the U.S. Millions of older Americans are happily enjoying a fulfilling life abroad funded by Social Security, say Cynthia and Edd Staton. Quito, Ecuador Panama City, Panama Phnom Penh, Cambodia Hanoi, […]

Tibet Is Going Crazy for Hoops Monks, nomads, and a sport’s unlikely ascent in a remote corner of the globe

A long the northeastern edge of the Tibetan plateau, a treacherous landscape where yaks graze above the clouds, basketball hoops are everywhere: at the bases of cliffs; in the courtyards of centuries-old, golden-roofed monasteries; in nomadic villages tucked into the hills. It was within such a village, Zorge Ritoma, that Dugya Bum, a sheep and yak herder from […]

Cutting back on Facebook or Snapchat will make you less depressed, study says

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania claims to be the first to find a direct causal link between cutting back on social media use and improvements in loneliness and depression. The study finds that students who limited their daily use of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to 10 minutes each per day […]

The World’s Most Powerful Passports [Infographic]

Some passports afford their bearers more freedom than others and if you’re a U.S. holder, you’ll be able to enjoy an impressive level of visa-free travel. According to the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, the U.S. passport is one of the world’s most powerful, granting its holders visa-free access or visa-on-arrival access to 186 […]

Nepal buys Rs 700m mansion for its ambassador in Washington

Nepal buys Rs 700m mansion for its ambassador in Washington At a time when state agencies have been prescribed austerity to reduce burden on the public coffers, the government has purchased a lavish mansion as the residence of the Nepali ambassador to the United States of America at a cost of $6.8 million—approximately Rs700 million. […]

Nepal — the latest specialty coffee grower

Himalayan climate is ideal for coffee growing but farmers face numerous hurdles Nikkei Asian Review KATHMANDU — As the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air, Nima Tenjing Sherpa bends and perches his nose above a cup at a table inside a tiny roaster in a posh Kathmandu neighborhood. He inhales the fragrance, an […]

See the World’s Most Iconic Hotels

See the World’s Most Iconic Hotels National Geographic They’re classic, even legendary, but these lodgings refuse to rest on their laurels. Some hotels are destinations in their own right. Their fabled reputations draw travelers seeking a place with personality, that X factor that makes the destination as much of a joyful discovery as the journey, […]