Writing from 21.825° S, 15.194° E Isn’t it great that our world is more connected than ever? In many ways, yes, but desperation for a break from everything is becoming more and more common. Especially for those whose lives and work involve a lot of time spent online, getting away from the world can be just … Continue reading Escaping the World in Beautiful Spitzkoppe, Namibia
Writing from 22.561° S, 17.066° E I’ll be honest, going into my overland tour through Namibia with Acacia Africa, I was feeling only one thing: preemptive exhaustion. I had been in Africa for over six months by this point, and I was very burned out by the everyday challenges that come with traveling through the continent. … Continue reading Namibia: The Land of Nothing and Everything
Writing from 2.154° S, 34.686° E So, you’ve decided to go on a safari in Tanzania. Great choice! Africa is rich with undisturbed landscapes and incredible wildlife, and Tanzania is home to several of the continent’s most impressive national parks and nature reserves. Whether it’s waking up in the middle of the Serengeti for a morning … Continue reading Safari Time: How to Plan Your Tanzanian Holiday
Writing from 1.292° S, 36.822° E Have you ever had one of those trips where everything was so perfect that your face hurt from smiling by the time you left? For me, the week I recently spent in Kenya was exactly like that — but on steroids. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tanzania beyond … Continue reading 6 Perfect Days in Kenya
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° E Recently I was lucky enough to get out of Arusha for a two-day safari to Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, both within 160km of my home base. It was the single most surreal experience of my life, and I’m thrilled that I’ll have the opportunity to go on … Continue reading 8 Observations from My First African Safari
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° E Moving to Tanzania is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The move itself — along with all the adjustment and culture shock that comes with it — has been difficult, of course (more on that later). What I mean, though, is the preparation: the logistics, the research, the saving, … Continue reading How? Part II
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° E I love lists. A lot. Probably too much. If you read my study abroad blog at all then you probably noticed that about me. I like organizing my thoughts in a numbered order, making sure I don’t miss a single thing. Now, I think typically people who say they … Continue reading How? Part I
Writing from 41.582° N, 85.834° W If you know me well, you know I really don't like talking about myself. At this stage of my life, it's gotten to the point that my closest friends have strategies for pulling information out of me: slowly, deliberately, and without me realizing it's happening. The thing is, if I'm … Continue reading Why?