Category: Animals

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff, on the Icefields Parkway, or narrowly missing a grizzly bear in Jasper? Check out the posts at the links! After invoking the spirit of Tenzig Norgay during an uphill climb through a snowstorm, and finally reaching the Watchtower campsite in Jasper National Park, El and I ate dinner with Jenny, a fellow... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff or on the Icefields Parkway? Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the Canadian Rockies Road Trip at the links! Growing up, my family didn’t camp. Don’t get me wrong, I was extremely hashtagblessed to go on some pretty incredible vacations as a kid, but we were strapping goggles to our face instead... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff
Not gonna lie; it’s been a stressful past few months.  Work was been super busy, we found out that our landlord was selling the house we were renting to his daughter so we had to move, and I was in Chicago for two weeks helping my mom recover from surgery to remove what we know now... Read more »
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78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway
Elliot and I have seen a lot of Europe, and for the most part our trips are to cities that are pretty well traveled.  For example, my last post, about our travels through Cinque Terre and Florence, garnered a lot of “Love that place!” feedback.  Every now and then, however, we venture off the beaten... Read more »

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened
If you’re like most people, your opinion of great white sharks has probably been heavily influenced by Jaws.  Don’t get me wrong, Jaws is a freaking phenomenal movie, and Quint’s USS Indianapolis monologue is so chilling that it makes me pee a little (probably not a normal reaction).  I think we can all admit that, despite its... Read more »

People of the world! Spice up your life (in Zanzibar)!

If you’re like me, for the longest time my knowledge of Zanzibar extended about as far as Tenacious D lyrics.  It was only when our friends spent a week in Zanzibar did I research the Eastern African archipelago more in depth.  It turns out Zanzibar is absolutely stunning: turquoise waters off white sand beaches and populated... Read more »
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Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino

Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino
Don’t forget to subscribe by typing your email address in the “Subscribe by Email” box on the right! This is Part III of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I, with the stories of cheetahs hunting? Click here to catch up! What about Part II,... Read more »

Adventures on Safari Part Two: Leopards & Sky Leapers

Adventures on Safari Part Two: Leopards & Sky Leapers
This is Part II of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I? Click here to catch up! In the middle of the night, we both woke up to a heavy rain and what sounded like an animal dying. It was crying for a... Read more »

Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time

Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time
This is Part I of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya You may have gathered from my last post that we went on a safari last month.  About six months ago, we found super cheap flights to South Africa and jumped on the chance to Hakuna Matata ourselves... Read more »
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The Do's and Don'ts for Going on an African Safari

The Do's and Don'ts for Going on an African Safari
For a lot of people, going on an African safari is a lifelong dream, one that all the Nat Geo specials and gorgeous Instagram photos in the world can’t substitute.  Seeing hundreds of animals in their natural habitat, which happens to be stupidly beautiful in itself, is an experience that can’t be equaled.  Going on... Read more »
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