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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 »

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London
You guys… Last Friday marked my one-year anniversary of living in London.  Cue the trumpets! via GIPHY Ignoring the fact that I was in the US for the occasion (womp womp), it’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Jolly Ol’ England for a solid year.  It’s been a hell of a year, with tons... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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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You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana

You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana
I’m going to start this post by making it crystal clear that we booked a trip to Slovenia way before the election; it wasn’t a post-November 8th “let’s get in touch with the new First Lady’s roots!” type of weekend getaway.  Come to think of it, Slovenia was the first place where people DIDN’T ask us... Read more »

Insane in the Ukraine: From Ukrainian Village to a Weekend in Kiev

You may recall me talking about our friend, Ryan, and the time we visited him in Belarus (a trip during which border guards yelled at us for sneaking a bottle of vodka into Lithuania).  He’s in the process of writing his dissertation for his forthcoming PhD in Political Science, and after spending almost a year learning... Read more »

Human Rights Repping in Geneva and Partying in Paris-All in One Week

Part One: Geneva and the United Nations Guys, I really lucked out with finding work in London.  I’m fortunate to have found a job with a great non-profit that promotes causes about which I’m passionate; I’m also lucky to have really great coworkers who have been so welcoming and supportive.  They’ve included me on some... Read more »
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When I say "Buda!", You Say "Pest!"

When I say "Buda!", You Say "Pest!"
Let me start off by saying that I am CRAZY BEHIND in my travel blog posts.  Like two months behind.  Usually, if there’s some down time at work, I’m able to do a little writing.  The thing is, there has been ZERO time at work the past few months.  I’m not complaining, of course, because I’ve... Read more »
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