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Erin Levi

I travel the world in search of extraordinary people, places, and experiences, and love learning new languages and connecting people.

How did you get involved in travel?

"I've been traveling since I was a toddler, but it was only after graduate school in Scotland that I officially began working in the travel industry. For seven years, I was a publicist at a boutique travel PR agency in New York City, handling media relations for destinations like New Zealand and Quebec, as well as tour operators specializing in Africa, India, Italy, France and Central Asia. In late 2014, I quit to research and write a travel guidebook to Bhutan and explore my passion for travel via freelance writing. My byline has appeared in The New York Times, Explore Parts Unknown and AFAR.com. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Getting upgraded to first class on a Delta flight from New York to Detroit, and ending up in the same row as President Bill Clinton! "

Featured trips & expertise

Role of Your Local Guide in Nepal

Traveling with a great guide is important in Nepal—particularly at high altitude. Read on for more information about the benefits of hiring local, learn what to expect, and meet some of the country's top trekking and tour guides.

A tourist taking a photo of Manaslu and a Buddhist monastery
10 Best Apps for Nepal

Packing for a trip to Nepal? You may know what to bring in your backpack and suitcase, but have you prepped your smartphone? Whether you're trekking or immersing yourself in culture, download these 10 helpful apps, ranging from off-line maps to a mountain identifier to an English-Nepali dictionary.

Boat rides at sunset on Phewa Lake
Best Nightlife in Pokhara

It's easy to have a blast in Pokhara — especially at night! Between the open-air cinemas, booming live music scene, sports bars, and stunning sunsets, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Just be sure to make the most of everything before midnight, when the city shuts down.

Best Cafés in Pokhara

Nepal's love affair with coffee is in full swing in Pokhara, where over 35 coffee shops have cropped up in the last five years — all touting locally grown, organic Himalayan Arabica.

Best Places To Eat & Drink in Pokhara

Pokhara is brimming with restaurants that cater to all tastes and travelers. From ayurvedic and vegan to Korean and Italian, deciding where to go can be the hardest part of your day in this relaxing lakeside town. Stress not: this dining guide is here to help.