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 [...]

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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 [...]

Victoria Falls: The Road Trip Edition (Part 2).

Victoria Falls: The Road Trip Edition (Part 2).

 Day 14: With a game plan in mind, we were going to Zambia, we started our day off right. Breakfast first... then we parked our car in the lot just outside of customs and across from the Victoria Falls National Park entrance & made the walk to the Zimbabwe customs office. Getting our of Zimbabwe [...]

Victoria Falls: The Road Trip Edition (Part 1).

Victoria Falls: The Road Trip Edition (Part 1).

I should forewarn you.. Zimbabwe caused us quite a bit of frustration from the start, so prepare yourself for some honesty, and to probably feel some of my inner-rage come through.... Day 11 continued: As soon as we crossed into Zimbabwe territory (in other words the customs office), it felt like we stepped into another [...]

Namibia: The Road Trip Edition.

Namibia: The Road Trip Edition.

Day 5: Our journey from South Africa had come to a close. As soon as we landed in Windhoek, Namibia we went through customs & grabbed our luggage, which took about 5 minutes because the airport was so tiny. Immediately, we headed out in search of our rental car representative. We were looking all over [...]