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California’s Calling my Name

January 6, 2014

I can see myself driving along California’s Pacific Coast Highway with the wind in my hair, the warm rays of the sun kissing my face.  I’d be cruising along those hairpin turns on the edge of a steep cliff, gazing at the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean hundreds of meters below. OR I can […]

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2013 in Review

December 31, 2013

It’s become somewhat of a tradition for the last few years, for me to wrap up my year in a nice little summary.  Not only does it help new readers learn all about what I’ve been up to in the past year, but also it gives all of my readers the chance to catch 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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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Days 9 & 10

December 3, 2013

I woke before my alarm on the ninth morning of the Masai Mara and Gorillas tour with Nomad Adventure Tours.  The bustling of the other campers around me getting out of their tents, taking them down, and attempting to speak quietly amongst themselves is actually a lot louder when you’re literally in the middle of […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 8 (part 2)

November 28, 2013

Bang! The wooden motorboat carrying my Nomad Adventure Tours family and me knocked into the makeshift dock as we pulled up next to it.   A few local men got up from where they’d been perched by the water and came over to help us out of the motorboat and back onto solid ground. I remember […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 8 (part 1)

November 25, 2013

I woke up with a start, as my iPhone alarm rang loudly.  It was 7:30am- much later than I had grown used to in the last few days.  My Nomad Adventure Tours group was told that we had to be at breakfast for 8:30, and once we were finished eating, Didas – a local man […]

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Nomad Adventure Tours: Masai Mara & Gorillas Tour Day 7

November 21, 2013

Day 7 of my Nomad Adventure Tours Masai Mara and Gorillas tour started at the obscenely early hour of 5:00am – when my alarm woke both me and Lisa (my Australian tentmate) from our respective slumbers.  We excitedly sprung up from our thin camping mattresses and got ready for our trekking adventure as quickly as […]

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