Ngorongoro Crater Safari

On Safari at Ngorongoro Crater

Our trip to Ngorongoro Crater was my first African safari experience. Due to the uniqueness of the crater and fantastic views seen in photos – this place was number 1 on my safari wish list. And it didn’t disappoint. First, a few facts Ngorongoro Crater is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and […]


The Luckiest Dogs in Tanzania

As an American, I come from a land of pet lovers. And I’m one of them. In 2012, it was reported that 62% of American households had at least one pet (source: APPA). Between 37-46% have a dog, and according to a Gallup poll, 68% of pet owners have given toys or presents to their […]

My House in Tanzania

My House in Tanzania

What does my living situation look like here in Tanzania? Well, I could tell you I’m living in a hut with no electricity, no water, and have to go outside to use the bathroom. And while that’s real life for many people here, I’m living 3rd world life easier than most. I live in a […]

Goats in Trees

The Amazing Goats in Trees

The first time I saw them was in a 2013 calendar given to my friend. It was an entire year – 12 months of Goats in Trees. Initially I assumed the calendar was created by a guy who thought it’d be funny to Photoshop goats into trees. Goats are naturally funny, so it was a […]

Hang Gliding Take Off

The Hang Glider’s Approach to Kick-Starting Your Dreams

We arrived to the top of Pedra Bonita, or “Beautiful Rock” as it’s translated. To us, it might as well been translated to “the really high mountain we’re about to run off of.” We strapped on our harness and quickly learned we were next. Really?  To my surprise, there were no instructions. I didn’t expect […]

Storm Damage

Why aren’t we hearing more about the Philippines Typhoon?

Bodies lie in the streets, survivors struggling without food and water, almost every structure demolished. It’s one of the biggest storms ever. Per an eyewitness account in the Chicago Tribune, “There was Death Everywhere”. Although I do not declare myself a hard-hitting news journalist, let’s take a look at what’s been reported: 1,774 people confirmed […]

Your 30's

5 Reasons I Love Traveling in My 30′s

Every once in a while, someone will ask me if I’ve ever had any regrets. For the most part, I haven’t. But the answer I used to give was: I wish I had done a study abroad program when I was in college. I’m sure this would have gotten me started on my international travels […]


The Time I Felt Like an Asshole Riding an Elephant in Thailand

While in Thailand I knew that I wanted to ride an elephant. And who wouldn’t? Elephants are cute! I could picture myself feeling very “Queen of the World” riding on top of an elephant through the picturesque background of Thailand. And surely, we would become BFF’s during our journey. But that’s not exactly what happened. […]



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