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
THE NAME “TAHITI” likely evokes images of palm trees, white-sand beaches, and turquoise lagoons — which is totally accurate. But the postcard version of a place is never anywhere near the whole story. Here are 12 things you might not know about these legendary South Pacific islands and atolls.
With dozens upon dozens of lions, as well as gorgeous scenery, and all the rest of the big five gang, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most under-rated game parks. … More Looking for Lions in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
One of my absolute favorite travel destinations are the Islands of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Just an easy overnight flight from Los Angeles with very little time difference (no jet lag like you get when you cross the international date line and go to Fiji), these islands make for a great alternative to a Hawaii … More 16 Reasons Why I Really Love The Islands of Tahiti
I wrote up this first person vignette about getting lost in Botswana for a website called AFKTravel, that I created a lot of content for when it began — they sent me on assignment to Zimbabwe and also Cape Town. But the story itself took place years before, when I was researching my first Lonely … More Lost in a Pan in Botswana:
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
The manager is standing in the middle of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge glaring at me… … More The One with the Monkeys: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe