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Tips for Mountain Gorilla Trekking

September 15, 2015

Do you ever think back on memorable experiences from past travels and they simultaneously feel as though they happened just yesterday AND forever ago?  That is exactly how I feel when I think back on my experience high in the rainforest mountains of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It was one of the highlights of […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 4

March 28, 2014

Rrrwwoooooowrrrr! My eyes shot open. Rrrwwoooooowrrrr! As someone who has worked closely with lions, I knew that familiar sound.  It was the unmistakable sound of lions roaring.  I reached under my pillow for my iPhone and noticed it was 4:45am.  My ride was going to be picking me up at 5:20am – so I decided […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 3

January 28, 2014

“How do you like it now, assholes?”  A voice from outside my tent shouted angrily. What a lovely way to wake up! I thought to myself as I opened my eyes and looked around the dark canvas two-man tent I was sharing with my high school friend, Giancarlo.  We were in the middle of the […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 2

January 23, 2014

You know that saying – “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”?  Well… on days like the second day of my East Africa tour with Nomad Adventure Tours, I could completely disagree with it.  I could not get to our destination quick enough!  We were going to the freakin’ Serengeti, baby! I woke up before […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: East Africa Tour Day 1

January 20, 2014

After a four-day break in Nairobi, Kenya after my Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour with Nomad Adventure Tours, it was time to set off again on 21 more days of African adventures.  It was only my third week in Africa, and I had already crossed off a number of bucket list items – such as […]

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Learn From my Mistake: I got Malaria

January 13, 2014

My eyes opened slowly.  I gazed around the dark room of the beach hut that I was sharing with my friend from high school, Giancarlo.  My sheets and pillow were soaked with sweat.  I had that nagging feeling of nausea wash over me.  This was the fourth time that night that I had woken up […]

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Perfect Christmas Gift: Sponsor a Child

December 19, 2013

With Christmas just one week away many are getting caught up in the hype of the holidays.  Shopping mall parking lots are completely full resulting in you having to walk a mile to the nearest entrance; you run the risk of wanting to punch other shoppers in the face once inside the mall; and come […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara and Gorillas Tour Review

December 16, 2013

Where else can you meet up with a real Masai tribe and get invited into their village? See the Great Migration and a lion kill in the same day? Hike high up into the Ugandan mountains and spend an hour amongst the very rare mountain gorillas?  Sponsor an orphan and give her life some hope?  […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Days 13 & 14

December 13, 2013

Brrrraaaap Brrrraaaap brrrraaaaaapp!!  Once again Lisa, my Australian tentmate, and I woke to the sound of my iPhone’s alarm function, and only to realize that it was still dark outside the two-man tent provided to us by Nomad Adventure Tours.  I laid there in the darkness dreading getting up.  It was going to be another […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Days 11 & 12

December 10, 2013

Morning at Hippo Hill camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park came fast, and I was so thankful that my Nomad Adventure Tours group would be leaving the park that didn’t do it for me – heading back towards some semblance of civilization.   It was still dark as Junior – the Nomad Adventure Tours overland truck […]

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