Fun Things To Do When you Can’t Travel

Regardless of whether you’re an avid traveller or a natural homebody, sometimes it’s just nice to get away even when it’s not possible.  Travel addiction can take over your life, your thoughts, and can push you to new limits.  For some, the prospect of being stuck in one place for an extended period of timeContinue reading “Fun Things To Do When you Can’t Travel”

Quick Guide to Arusha

First Impression: Busy, bustling city, it was a bit intense stepping off the bus as there were about 30 safari touts waiting there for tourists.  Where I stayed: Couch surfing with local guys.  Safari camp. What to wear: Comfortable light fabric but cover your knees. What I did: Kilimanjaro view and Marangu Waterfall, 3-day safari toContinue reading “Quick Guide to Arusha”

Quick Guide to Zanzibar

Stone Town and Paje Stone Town: First Impression: Feels like walking back in time, Where I stayed: Coco De Mer; apart from it’s excellent location and kind staff, it did not have any other redeeming qualities. The bathroom was full of mold to which I am very allergic (but once I entered the damage was done),Continue reading “Quick Guide to Zanzibar”

Quick Guide to Paris, France

Paris, France (excluding major tourist attractions) First Impression: It is hard to have a first impression of such a famous city that isn’t skewed by expectation and prior knowledge.  I had a nasty head cold and wasn’t able to check in to my hotel until 4pm-I’d arrived at 7am; it was cold and rainy soContinue reading “Quick Guide to Paris, France”

Quick Guide Entebbe

First Impression: So much more peaceful than Kampala and in our state of mind we were happy to get out of the city and spend a few days lakeside relaxing. Where I stayed:  The first day we splurged for Christmas Day on a resort.  Imperial Resort Beach Hotel.  While the room and location next toContinue reading “Quick Guide Entebbe”

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Petra:

There is a lot of information on the interwebs about Petra, Jordan but from my perspective who, as a traveller ranges between over-prepared (check out these quick dry undies) to not at all prepared (I don’t remember the name of my hotel, have the address, or have access to the internet); here is a listContinue reading “10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Petra:”

Quick Guide Diani Beach

Diani Beach, Kenya. + (1 night in Mombasa) First Impression: The traffic from Mombasa to Diani Beach was horrendous mostly due to the ferry crossing. Mombasa City appears quite run down when driving through but Diani Beach is obviously cleaned up for the tourists. Diani Beach is littered with fancy resorts and it’s a bitContinue reading “Quick Guide Diani Beach”

Quick Guide Nairobi and Masai Mara, Kenya

Nairobi and Masai Mara, Kenya First Impression: I’ve been to Nairobi 3 times, the first time I couchsurfed and stayed with a local guy in Umoja and I can attest to that being a unique AF experience, but I can’t recommend anything from that trip because it would be unwise to suggest you go toContinue reading “Quick Guide Nairobi and Masai Mara, Kenya”