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A Homestay in Lembeni

A Homestay in Lembeni

While in Tanzania, I decide to spend four nights with a family in a local village. I am already in Moshi and walk to the local bus station to catch a bus to Lembeni. The Moshi bus station is insane. Actually insane. There are dozens […]

Follow That Bus

Follow That Bus

It is 7:45am on December 25, 2018. I wake up to the sound of a man’s voice shouting something. I open one eye and hear the same man talking but there is a curtain separating us. I look toward the bottom of the curtain and […]

French Kissing French Men

French Kissing French Men

Traveling solo and being single at the age of thirty-five has taught me a lot. Mostly about myself, but also about how conditioned we are as humans to believe we need to follow a certain path in life. The Path. Grow up. Go to school. […]

You Sneaky Little

You Sneaky Little

TRAUMATIZED On my way out of the US, I had a layover in China. My flight ended up being cancelled so the airline put me up in a nearby hotel for the night. As I am waiting in line to check in, I hear a […]

An Introverted Traveler’s Survival Guide

An Introverted Traveler’s Survival Guide

A RARE SPECIES: THE INTROVERTED TRAVELER I always knew I was introverted but had no idea to what extent until I started my long solo journey of traveling solo at the age of 35. I first noticed it when I went from hostel to hostel […]

Scared of Ants.

Scared of Ants.

IN THE UNITED STATES, WE ARE SO SHELTERED. For those of you living in the United States, who are scared of ants, you don’t know how good you have it. I say scared of ants, but don’t mean myrmecophobia (a specific fear of ants in […]

A Tribal Tattoo From Whang Od

A Tribal Tattoo From Whang Od

A Living Legend Whang Od is a legend in the tattoo world. I originally heard about her when I went on a date one Friday night to the Los Angeles History Museum (First Fridays there are actually a blast) and it just so happened that […]

Whale Sharks in Mexico

Whale Sharks in Mexico

I absolutely love the ocean and need to be near it. But the truth is, it completely terrifies me. It is massive, full of life that I know nothing about, and can easily push you down on your ass whenever you start to think you […]

The Truth About Traveling Solo

The Truth About Traveling Solo

THE TRUTH ABOUT TRAVELING SOLO Traveling solo can be life changing. It builds your confidence in so many ways. But what not many travelers or travel bloggers tell you is that it can be really fucking hard. I used to take solo weekend trips to Mexico […]

The Beauty of a Moment

The Beauty of a Moment

THE BEAUTY OF A MOMENT  After a 10 hour ride from Dar es Salaam, we had finally arrived to Mikumi National Park in time for one quick game drive before the sun went down. I was sitting in the back of a Jeep next to […]