Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda

Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda

While I was driving north to Murchison Falls with my aunt and uncle, my aunt requested we stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see rhinos in the wild. As I had never seen any African animals in the wild, let alone white rhinos, I was beyond excited. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is...
A Day in the Life in Kampala, Uganda

A Day in the Life in Kampala, Uganda

A lot of readers have asked me what a typical day in Kampala looks like. So here it is! A little background – in January I quit my job in Boulder, Colorado, to move to Uganda. I live in Kampala, the capital and economic hub of the country. In Kampala with my...
Stone Town, Zanzibar: What to Eat, See, and Do

Stone Town, Zanzibar: What to Eat, See, and Do

Stone Town, Zanzibar, is a maze. A beautiful, chaotic labyrinth that harkens back to another world. As I walked the narrow streets, I almost felt like I was in a Moroccan medina. Historically, Stone Town was a base for Middle Eastern traders who came to East Africa in...
My First Impressions of Uganda

My First Impressions of Uganda

I've only been in Kampala, Uganda, for a week and I'm already head over heels. I like it so much that when people ask me, “How are you liking Kampala so far?” I have to hold back from gushing about all the reasons I'm so enamored. For those who don't know,...
Highlights of a Week in England

Highlights of a Week in England

England holds a special place in my heart. I love the pubs, the dry humor, the thousands of years of history. It's also a very unique country. Where else would you overhear a middle-aged man on the train talking about how he's ‘very fussy' with his tea...
24 Hours in Brussels

24 Hours in Brussels

One of my favorite things about Europe is how easy it is to travel between countries. In the states a two-hour train ride gets you to a cornfield. In Europe, it gets you to a different country. So one morning while I was in Paris, I decided to visit my cousin Angie...
My Paris Food Diary

My Paris Food Diary

When I lived in Paris I was all about international food, from dim sum to Korean to Lebanese. But on this trip I just wanted old-school French gastronomie – think French onion soup, crêpes and cholesterol-laden salads. As I'm rarely in France these days, I...
10 Reasons to Love Steamboat Springs, Colorado

10 Reasons to Love Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs is hands-down one of my favorite ski towns in Colorado. It's low-key and unpretentious, unlike Aspen or Vail. And it offers some of the best hiking and skiing in Colorado. I've been to Steamboat Springs several times, in both the summer and the...