September 2012

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Happy 1 Year Travel Anniversary to Me!

September 28, 2012

For most people, the idea of traveling for a year can be quite daunting – yet it is considered to be living the dream.  For me, for the last 365 days, this has been my reality.  It has been fun, exciting, scary, and full of good times and bad.  Today marks my 1 year travel […]

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Travel Blogger Relay: My Top 3 Travel Memories

September 27, 2012

I’ve noticed another fun little travel blogger relay competition going on for the last few months and have been patiently waiting my turn to be nominated so that I could join in the fun of sharing my top 3 travel memories. The folks over at lowcostholidays.com have organised this travel blogger relay and I am […]

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Guest Post: Couchsurfing – A host’s perspective

September 25, 2012

The world is at your doorstep… are you willing to let it in? Ever since I was little, I had wanted to be a teacher. I worked hard, studied hard (and okay I’ll admit I might have partied hard along the way too), but in the end I made it happen. For both my undergrad […]

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Photo Friday! Week 62: Ngamo Pride

September 21, 2012

Ngamo cub and lioness Antelope Park, Gweru, Zimbabwe June 2012 I will be writing more about my experience volunteering at Antelope Park with ALERT and African Impact on their lion conservation project.  But for now, enjoy this Photo Friday of the future in lion conservation.

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Overlanding in Africa 101: 15 Things the Pre-Departure Guide Doesn’t Tell You

September 20, 2012

Since returning home from my three week overland tour with Nomad Adventure Tours I figured those who are considering traveling to Africa in the same manner I did may benefit from a short guide to overlanding in Africa.  The following fifteen points are things that the brochure or pre-departure guide don’t tell you about overlanding […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Review

September 18, 2012

After spending the last two months reliving my time traveling through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe with Nomad Adventure Tours in my day-by-day series, I think it is only fair to my readers that I give you my thoughts about the company itself. I have made no attempt to hide the fact that I […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 20

September 15, 2012

I woke up bright and early- before my alarm. I had intended on having a big sleep in to the lazy hour of 8:30am.  Trust me, when you’ve been waking up before the sun even peeks up over the horizon, 8:30 is pure gluttonous luxury!  I pulled on my tights and t-shirt and made my […]

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Photo Friday! Week 61: Himba Village

September 14, 2012

Kamanjab, Namibia May 2012

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 19

September 11, 2012

“Brrraaap brrraaap brraaap!”  My iPhone’s alarm function chirped at 5:00am on the dot. I remember making a mental note that I really had to change the ringtone that I had selected to wake me up – I was getting sick of hearing it, and it wasn’t making waking up in the pitch-black of the early […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Cape Town to Vic Falls Tour Day 18

September 9, 2012

Waking up to the pitch-black darkness all around is something I’m not sure I can ever get used to.  This morning, unlike the majority of the mornings with Nomad Adventure Tours thus far, I found myself barely able to see a few feet in front of me, inside my canvas tent.  It was 4:30am and […]

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