Travel Blog Spotlight: The PlanetD!

There are many blogs that I have discontinued reading, only because I am busy with more important subjects, and some blogs just are not adventurous or provide the depth that I enjoy reading. Possibly, my travel blog has been boring for many, but I am not trying to create a large crowd.

Yet, there are a few select travelers that I keep following and one very interesting blog is Canada’s Adventure Couple at The PlanetD.

Since they departed Canada a little over five months ago their blogging continues to attract my attention. They started their adventure in India; Deb and Dave provide many hints and ideas for India. Indeed, India can be challenging for the traveler similar to Egypt.

Just before their arrival, another couple from Canada visited India on their one year trip and couldn’t handle it, and move on to Thailand. Yet Deb and Dave did great for two months and then diverted over to Sri Lanka, which I think was a great move and then back to India, on to Nepal, and currently hiking up to Everest base camp.

Interesting enough, in the news the youngest person will attempt to summit Everest at age 13, if successful, he will be the youngest person to summit the highest peaks on all 5 continents.

Because of reading The PlanetD, I have taken a strong interest in certain parts of India and Sri Lanka; their honest views of the positive and negative realities of each country are very realistic. Yoga in Goa sounds great and the island of Sri Lanka looks like a nice place to camp out for a couple of months. India offers a 6 month visa, which is great for a long term slow traveler.

Deb and Dave are hiking up to Everest base camp with a porter and a guide, the trek is several days, however a person could just hire a porter to carry everything and not a guide. That is good news because I really wouldn’t want a guide with me if I chose to do the trek. I have read other bloggers doing the trek but never really caught my attention until now.

So if your interested in reading about their final hike to base camp and the story on the way back I suggest to migrate over to The PlanetD and join along.

5 comments… add one
  • Stacy April 10, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Are you sure you can get an Indian visa on arrival? I don't think you can.

  • Bruthen April 11, 2010, 11:23 am

    Great post! Yes I agree with you, If you like to read a blog post that have an interesting and informative topics, you just found it on The PlanetD. I really like their blogs:)
    Cabbage Tree Creek

  • Anonymous April 11, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Thanks Stacy for the correction, I edited the post.

    Thanks for the comment Bruthen.

  • Dave and Deb April 13, 2010, 4:40 pm

    Wow, thanks so much for the spotlight! You are amazing. You were one of the first blogs that we found when we started blogging and we have enjoyed coming back regularly to see what you are up to as well! I hope that you make it to Sri Lanka and Nepal. The Everest trek was one of the best experiences of our life.
    Bruthen, thank you too, I am glad that you like our blogs. We try to be as honest as we can about our experiences.
    Talk to you soon and thanks!
    P.S. Sorry if this comment is a duplicate, I don't think my last went through, but then again, maybe it did:)

  • Shawn April 14, 2010, 6:35 am

    Hey Dave and Deb, sure thing on the post your welcome. Yeah, I really like your Everest trek. My blog should be more active this summer.

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