Barefoot in the Bahamas: Weekend Escape to Melia Nassau Beach – All Inclusive

Winter has finally descended on Denver. Okay, it’s not terrible, but it’s definitely cold. And the days are still really short. Which makes my Seasonal Affective Disorder activate and I get down and just want to hibernate. That’s when I know it’s time to travel somewhere warm and rejuvenate with a much needed dose of … More Barefoot in the Bahamas: Weekend Escape to Melia Nassau Beach – All Inclusive

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

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)