Tanzania: The Ngorongoro Crater Edition.

Tanzania: The Ngorongoro Crater Edition.

Despite the extensive driving, once again, we made good time. We stopped for cash near the turn off for Gibb's Farm, and then proceeded to the long dirt drive. We followed the signs and were pleasantly surprised by the tailored gardens of the hotel entry when we pulled up. We were greeted with cool towels [...]

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Tanzania: The Tarangire Edition.

It was a long drive in. As we got closer to our turn off point, we realized we needed to stop for petrol because we wouldn't be able to get any for a couple days. The problem... There was not a petrol station anywhere in sight. We had to turn back. At this point, we [...]

A Tanzanian Road Trip: The Kilimanjaro Region Edition. (Day 1-3)

A Tanzanian Road Trip: The Kilimanjaro Region Edition. (Day 1-3)

After our grueling journey from Cairo to Kilimanjaro International Airport, which include nearly 4 hours of layover time in the Nairobi Airport, just enough time for a nap and meal, we were in Tanzania, outside of Arusha. We hit the ATM at the airport to get all the cash we could, because despite setting money [...]

Egypt: The River Boat Cruise Edition.

Egypt: The River Boat Cruise Edition.

...continued. When we arrived at the boat we were greeted with cool wet towels and free juice upon check in. Our large luggage was put in the grouping with the other passengers and was tagged with our room number. We were given our key and directed to our room. When I booked our passage, online, [...]

Colombia: The Cartagena Edition.

Colombia: The Cartagena Edition.

Our trip to Cartagena wasn't a big dream of ours. Honestly, there were other places in South America we preferred to visit, but with a limited amount of time (8 days), we didn't want to spend too much time in the air. To be honest, I think we mostly went simply because I wanted to [...]

Yosemite National Park: The Tourist Edition.

Yosemite National Park: The Tourist Edition.

There is no point in me going on and on about our day to day visiting the main attractions of Yosemite... so, I'm just gonna hit you with the highlights and cover the various activities that are available...  Ready? Let's do this. Yosemite as a tourist (not a backpacker) in the month of June may [...]

Yosemite National Park: The Backpacking Edition.

Yosemite National Park: The Backpacking Edition.

When my Dad initially brought up the idea of backpacking through Yosemite, I didn’t take it all that seriously. I wasn’t sure how committed I would be because the idea of roughing it in the wilderness was never my idea of a good time.  Eventually, though, things began to change. My dad reserved a few [...]