My name is Elli Stevenson, I’m 19 and live in the beautiful Mount Washington Valley in Tamworth, New Hampshire. I am on a gap year right now before I head to college in the fall, and what better way to spend it than traveling abroad! I’ve spent long periods of time in the Czech Republic and Iceland, but I chose this particular program from Dragons because every component in it will either focus on a skill that I love and want to improve upon (trekking!) or will give me the opportunity to really step outside my comfort zone (homestays!). I want to experience every part of Nepal in this more intimate way, instead of going in as a tourist.
Some of my hobbies and passions are hiking, film and digital photography, rock climbing, reading, and being all around earth friendly. Right now I’m getting my packing list ready to go, and working like crazy in my carpentry job before I leave. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing a sense of adventure with all of you in Nepal.
See you soon! Elli