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

16 Reasons Why I Really Love The Islands of Tahiti

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

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