How to Visit Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa

JUMP TO… What is it? When should I visit? / What’s the weather? How do I get there? Where can I stay? How much does it cost? What should I bring? What’s there to do? What is Addo Elephant National Park and why should I visit? Addo is one of the 20 national parks in…

How to Plan a Month-Long Stay in a Foreign City

Have you ever dreamed of living abroad for a month or more? About two years ago, my spouse and I came up with a life plan. He’s a teacher with 2 months off in July-August, while I work remote and can work from anywhere. We decided that we needed to take advantage of this by…

How to Visit Death Valley

Last updated January 17, 2022 Welcome back world! I have been away for some time…2021 was hectic, I was balancing a lot, and my blog hobby started to feel more stressful than restorative. I was also blanking on content and feeling super uncreative so I took a break. But now things have calmed a bit…

My Oahu Hawaii Top 5

It’s happening, it’s actually happening. Slowly but surely, travel restrictions are lifting and many people are planning for their first trip in a year and a half. Where are you planning to go first? I know where I’m going: Hawaii. Because I’m getting married! And to a Hawaiian, so it only makes sense to have…

Why You Should Add Uganda to Your Bucket List

When I told most of my family and friends that I was going to Uganda for a summer, most of them responded…Where’s that again? Most Americans can’t place Uganda on a map, but that’s a mistake and it’s time to change that. Based on my time there, the quality of the ginger beer, and the…

Camping in the Forest: A Tentrr Experience

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been scraping the bottom of the bucket lately on “things to do in the age of coronavirus”. I want to be safe, first and foremost, but I also want to enjoy summer, see my loved ones, and get out of the house a bit. So when a friend…

How to Take a Socially Distanced Vacation

It’s summer in the US, the weather is nice, and many of us have been cooped up at home for months to stop the spread of coronavirus. For me, that’s meant spending most of my time in a 600 square foot Manhattan apartment (with my fiancé!) with the occasional walk in Central Park or on…

Reflection and Reconciliation on Gorée Island

What is the island of Gorée and why should I visit? Located a mere 2 kilometers off the coast of mainland Africa’s westernmost city, Dakar, is a small island. Despite only being 0.11 square miles, this Senegalese island allegedly (we’ll come back to that) served as the largest slave-trading center on the African coast. The…

How I Visited Victoria Falls by Myself

The first views of the falls. Realizing that the water spray was so heavy in February that a poncho was not optional (unless of course you wanted to look as though you’d walked out of the shower). Having lunch at The Lookout Cafe, overlooking the stunning Bakota Gorge while zipliners whooshed across. A relaxing sunset cruise where I made new friends and even a professional connection. A quiet morning on the Zambian side where there were more baboons than people, where I saw the best rainbows, and where I took some of the most incredible photos ever. It was worth all of the obstacles to get here.

How to Spend a Week in Myanmar

Last Updated February 16, 2020 What is Myanmar and why should I visit? Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia, slightly smaller than Texas with a population of 54 million people. It sits between Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, Thailand, and the Indian Ocean. You might know it by its colonial name, Burma. Myanmar is one…