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

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