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, [...]

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Egypt: The Aswan Edition.

Egypt: The Aswan Edition.

We had landed in Aswan after a short hour and half flight. My condition was deteriorating as I felt my sinuses burning in the Sahara Desert, and what felt like a mild fever... although it could have been the 100 degree weather. We headed into baggage claim where I took a seat and waited for [...]

Egypt: The Cairo Edition (Part 1).

Egypt: The Cairo Edition (Part 1).

It is definitely easy for me to say that visiting Egypt was always been a dream of mine since I was a child. How could it not be? Stories of pharaohs in their elaborate temples decorated with colorful murals of different gods and goddess shaped like animals. Golden sarcophaguses shimmering brightly from text book pages. [...]

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 Gear Post.

Yosemite National Park: The Gear Post.

With my dad being the Yosemite backpacking veteran that he is... I took note of a few things he has used in the past & sticks with now. Gregory backpack. Merrells. always bring a knife.  sleep under the stars. ( it's not gear, but definitely requires the right gear.) ...so with that, let's dive in. [...]

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 [...]