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)

Hanging Out 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 Hanging Out in Zimbabwe’s Elephant Headquarters: Hwange National Park