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We’re Back!!!

We’re Back!!!

Hey Folks – we are finally back on the blog! It has been a crazy last two months overlanding through Africa with us starting in Nairobi, Kenya and ending in Cape Town, South Africa (where I am currently sitting). We started out strong seeing the Serengeti and then soaked up the beach and sun in Zanzibar. However, Zanzibar also turned ... Read More »

Postcard Perfect Zanzibar

Postcard Perfect Zanzibar

“This place looks like it jumped straight off a postcard.” This was Matt’s reaction after we checked into our beachfront lodging, walked out onto the white sand and gazed at the perfect turquoise water. After our unbelievable 3-day safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, our group was given a short reprieve from setting up and taking down tents to relax ... Read More »

The Serengeti: Simply Amazing

The Serengeti: Simply Amazing

After starting with Lake Manyara and Gnorongoro Crater as our appetizer, we moved on to the main course of our 3-day safari – Serengeti National Park. Our group got the 24 hour pass to the park, which allowed us to have both an evening game drive and an early morning drive. We left the crater and headed out on a ... Read More »

First Taste of Africa: Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara

First Taste of Africa: Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara

Big yellow truck: Check African safari: Check Seeing the Big 5: Check We dove head first into Africa after our first couple days at Karen Camp in Nairobi. After getting a briefing on the trip agenda and how the truck works, etc., we hopped in our big yellow truck and took off for our first camp site – Snake Park. ... Read More »

Cambodia Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Cambodia Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. We assumed Cambodia would be fairly cheap. However, once we started looking at accommodations we realized it might be a bit more expensive than we expected. Luckily we found some great options on Airbnb that saved us a lot. The one thing we did not expect was the high ... Read More »

Retracing a Walk to Certain Death

Retracing a Walk to Certain Death

Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. A few weeks before our visit to Cambodia, Pol Pot and the phrase Khmer Rouge did not mean much to me and I wouldn’t have thought to include them in the same breath as Hitler or Stalin. However, it is clear Pol Pot ... Read More »

Ebola Fear Strikes Again!

Ebola Fear Strikes Again!

I’ve touched on it previously how the media uses scare tactics and sensationalism to get peoples attention, which in turn they use to make money. By doing so, they can cause unnecessary and devastating consequences to people and businesses alike. (When reading the following, think about local tourism and tour companies and how they must be hurting.) A topic still ... Read More »

Angkor Wat and More – Cambodia

Angkor Wat and More – Cambodia

I was looking for an appropriate quote to describe Angkor Wat and what it is like to see it in person, but I couldn’t find anything suitable. It is an amazing sight and one that makes you wonder how this type of structure was even possible to construct so long ago. We have seen some incredible temples and landscapes on ... Read More »

We’re Heading To Africa!

We’re Heading To Africa!

Hey Everyone! We have finally come to the part of our RTW (round-the-world) trip that will test us like nothing else has or will. We are heading out on a 2-month long Africa overland trip with Oasis Overland! We are excited to see unbelievable scenery and animals in wild, but we’re also a little nervous, as we will be camping 95% of ... Read More »

Myanmar Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Myanmar Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. We assumed Myanmar would be fairly cheap with it being SE Asia and still fairly untraveled as a whole. However, once we started looking at accommodations we realized it might be a bit more expensive than we expected. Accommodations were going to be at the high ... Read More »