Getting some air on the rapid

White Water Rafting on the Nile

The Nile isn’t just a river in Egypt, in fact, Uganda houses the source of the famous river.  Jinja is known as the adventure capital of the country.  With the slew of water activities in a hippo and crocodile infested river, it is clear why.  Originally I did not want to participate in activities while…

Gorilla in the jungle

Gorilla Trekking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

I describe myself as adventurous, a thrill seeker, if you will.  I am always on the hunt for the next adrenaline rush.  However, my mother may describe this same behavior as reckless.  Anyway, would you believe me if I said jumping out of a plane or throwing myself off a bridge were not the most…

Pack a dog in a backpack

What to Pack on an African Overlanding Trip

On my overland trip, I traveled from Nairobi, Kenya all the way to Johannesburg, South Africa over 46 days.  With the distance covered on that journey, the weather can vary dramatically, especially the temperatures from day to night. I am also here to beat that dead horse and tell you not to overpack!  Now, this…

Lions on first day of overland trip

How to Decide on an Overland Tour through Africa

After months of fantasizing about travel while at work, I decided I finally needed to make some solid travel plans.  My resignation was in the works and I was about to have plenty of free time on my hands.  I had a rough year-long travel itinerary racing through my mind, which would commence on January…