Counting Down the Days until South Africa, Costa Rica & Nicaragua Travel with a side of Washington, DC + Mama Said Eat

Okay y’all. I’m going to take the plunge — why is this so hard for me??? — and just do a true old school handwritten journal style post. One where I don’t really care if anyone reads it. It’s more for me. A stream of thoughts. To remember how I felt in this exact moment. … More Counting Down the Days until South Africa, Costa Rica & Nicaragua Travel with a side of Washington, DC + Mama Said Eat

48 Hours in Harare: How to Hang Out in Zimbabwe’s Capital City

I love Harare, Zimbabwe. It has felt like a second home since I spent a semester living with a family there during a Colorado College study abroad program at the University of Zimbabwe (not to go off on a tangent… but, for my picks on the best study abroad experiences in the US, check out … More 48 Hours in Harare: How to Hang Out in Zimbabwe’s Capital City

A Bracelet & A Note: The One Where I’m Asked Out By a Maasai Warrior (Sorta)

  On many Maasai Mara safaris in Kenya, visiting a traditional Maasai village is a highlighted experience – in fact, I think they funnel all the tourists to the same village. Even so, there is nothing “touristy” about the experience. Going there was one of the most memory-searing travel experiences I’ve had on this planet, … More A Bracelet & A Note: The One Where I’m Asked Out By a Maasai Warrior (Sorta)

Chilling in Zimbabwe’s Elephant Headquarters: Hwange National Park

Walking through the breezy, thatched-roof boma lobby at Ivory Lodge, a magnificent treehouse haunt at the extreme south edge of Hwange National Park, I find myself skidding to a stop in front of my friends. My jaw drops open in shock and words bubble out of my mouth in a giddy rush: “Oh my god … More Chilling in Zimbabwe’s Elephant Headquarters: Hwange National Park