Now, you should be warned, I am not afraid to get real with you on this blog. My mission is to give you an in-depth look at Thai life, and in this case, address one of the most frequent questions I get the first time someone’s “gotta go”: How does this work? What do I do? In the US, it’s … Read More
You know those moments when you feel as though you are watching a perfect scene from a movie? The light is golden, the overwhelming noise seems to fade, and you get to watch a moment so exquisite, it is like you are experiencing it in slow motion. The sun is setting, though the day is still hot. I watch a … Read More
It is blistering hot outside, the kind of heat that dries your lungs out with every breath. I am sitting here in the shade of a mango tree, and my phone is telling me it is over 100 degrees. In my head, I am mapping out a way to make it home concealed in the shade as much as possible. … Read More
When most people think of the wildlife in Uganda, the famed mountain gorillas immediately come to mind. Now, not to take anything away from those amazing creatures, but you would be missing out if you visited Uganda and did not take the opportunity to spend some time with our closest relatives, the chimpanzees. Our genome is a 96% match to … Read More
This bustling hub of Uganda is full of energy and always humming with life. While it might seem extremely overwhelming at first, Kampala has its own charm – and in terms of major metropolitan cities is one of the safest in East Africa. Most travelers move quickly through Kampala, using it only as a gateway to their safaris in the … Read More
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who ruled the Thai people for more than 70 years, died on Thursday, October 14, 2016, in Bangkok. Until today, anyone living the world under the age of 70 has never known a day where when he was not the King of Thailand. He was considered a beacon of stability in Southeast Asia despite the numerous coups … Read More
The Rwenzori Mountains are hands-down the most incredible place I have ever explored. Vastly diverse environments, a huge variety of endemic plants and animals, glaciers on the equator, and the highest mountain range in Uganda! To head into these mountains – You absolutely, without an option, have to use a guide. There are two companies that offer trekking services into … Read More
Uganda has nine major national parks and countless reserves. My pen fails me at my every attempt to describe the incredible beauty and raw wildness found within these magical places. To truly understand, you will just have to go to see for yourself; visiting these places is serious bucket list worthy. On this map you can see the where the … Read More
I absolutely believe these four travel taboos are around for a really good reason and I also absolutely believe that to really experience a place fully you are going to have to break these rules – or at least bend them. Just use your head and make good choices. Don’t break these rules blindly, but don’t be afraid to compromise on them when the right chance comes around.
On airflights, we’re completely out of control of so many of our usual habits. The temperature is usually set very cold, and your mealtimes are subject to their serving schedule. When you have a long flight, it is often a struggle to make yourself comfortable. Here are five things that you should bring to make your flight much more enjoyable.