Why I Don’t Do Reading Challenges

Reading challenges seem to be all the rage these days. The annual PopSugar Reading Challenge is especially popular, which prompts you to read an impressive 40 books in a year. The list ranges widely, from ‘a book from a nonhuman perspective’ to ‘a book involving travel’. In theory, I love the idea of a reading challenge; […]

Why I’m Walking the Camino de Santiago (Starting Today)

Here’s hoping I will look more graceful on the camino. Photo: Sateless Suitcase Sooo I have some exciting news – I’m walking the Camino de Santiago! And I start today (gulp). Needless to say, I’m kind of terrified but excited for the long journey ahead. What is the Camino? The Camino de Santiago is a […]

Why is Cape Town So Awesome?

The second I got to Cape Town, I was obsessed. As I strolled around the city, breezing into wine bars and boutiques, my singular thought was I NEED TO MOVE HERE IMMEDIATELY. There’s so much to love about Cape Town. First off, it’s one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world. Geographically, Cape Town […]

The Ultimate One Week Zanzibar Itinerary

My one-week trip to Zanzibar was nearly perfect. It ticked all the boxes: history and culture in Stone Town, relaxation in untouristy Jambiani Beach, and beautiful beaches and diving in Nungwi. It had a little bit of everything. Zanzibar was so much more than I expected – it was otherworldly. From the snaking, medina-like streets to […]

Jambiani Beach: Where to Find the Real, Untouristy Zanzibar

Before visiting Zanzibar, I read countless rants on TripAdvisor about the aggressive beach sellers. “The touts ruined my vacation,” users griped. “It was hard to relax when everyone was bothering me.” And it’s true – in popular towns like Kendwa or Nungwi, the beach touts are relentless. After a while, you start to feel like a […]

Lunch at The Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar

Normally I wouldn’t dedicate an entire post to a restaurant. (Okay wait, maybe that’s a lie.) But having lunch at the Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar was one of the most unique dining experiences I’ve ever had. For those who have been living under a rock (uh sorry, dad joke), the Rock is a tiny restaurant […]

Life in Uganda: Months 5&6

So I’ve decided to resume my monthly recaps! My recaps will cover the highs and lows of living in Uganda, as well as recap where I’m traveling and what I’m reading. I’ve also decided to change the title of this series as it’s looking like I won’t be moving to Kenya – so Life in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling While Working Full-Time

It can be hard to travel when you work full-time. Especially if you’re American. After all, the United States is the world’s only advanced economy that does not require employers to provide paid vacation time. Thanks, (rampant, unchecked) capitalism. However it is still possible to travel with limited paid time off. During my first year of working full-time, […]

The Perfect Itinerary for Murchison Falls, Uganda

Murchison Falls National Parks is Uganda’s largest national park that is famous for two things: its safari park and massive waterfall. While Uganda isn’t the best place to go on safari in Africa (that awards goes to Kenya or Tanzania), Murchison Falls is a great option for safari if you’re only traveling to Uganda. Plus, it’s […]

15 Things You Must Do in Lyon, France

Hey guys! Today we have a guest post from CatherineRose who blogs over at La Vie En C-Rose. CatherineRose lived in Lyon for three years which is why I’m excited for her to share her recommendations on what to do there! Lyon is in the Rhône-Alpes region and although it’s one of the largest cities […]

Safari in Uganda at Murchison Falls National Park

You know those childhood dreams you have but doubt you’ll ever get the chance to live out? That’s what safari was like for me. As a kid, I was obsessed with African animals. I spent hours watching The Lion King and drawing safari animals on Drawing Discoveries, an amazing 90s computer game. (Anyone else play that? Just me?) So […]

Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda

While I was driving north to Murchison Falls with my aunt and uncle, my aunt requested we stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see rhinos in the wild. As I had never seen any African animals in the wild, let alone white rhinos, I was beyond excited. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is unique because it’s the […]

A Day in the Life in Kampala, Uganda

A lot of readers have asked me what a typical day in Kampala looks like. So here it is! A little background – in January I quit my job in Boulder, Colorado, to move to Uganda. I live in Kampala, the capital and economic hub of the country. In Kampala I live in a house with my […]