Outdoor Showers and Chatty Lions

I took one of the best showers of my life at Nata Lodge. We are talking top five for sure, like that shower you take after running your first half marathon or after Slope Day at Cornell in the pouring rain. Nata Lodge, coincidently located in Nata, Botswana, has adorable and spacious lodges with HUGE…

Cats on Cats on Cats in Moremi-Khwai

Loving all our game drives in the Moremi-Khwai region.   Started with a late afternoon game drive just outside Moremi Game Reserve in the Khwai community area (Khwai concession). The Game Reserve includes no fences, so the animals move freely between the community area and the Reserve. Ninja flipped the windshield down, so you know…

Captain Amber rules the Botswanan Sky

We opted for a scenic tour in Maun, Botswana which was hosted by Mack Air (Maun is the third largest city in Botswana and is the tourist capital). After clearing security, we were escorted to our plane, and greeted by our pilot, Amber. As you can imagine, we were thrilled to have a woman pilot!…

Checking out the Caprivi Strip

We stayed for two glorious nights at Camp Kwando in the Caprivi Strip, which is located in northeastern Namibia. The first afternoon, we just relaxed around camp and hung out by the pool listening to all the birds. Camp Kwando is gorgeous, the main building consisting of open air reception, bar, restaurant and lounge with…

Rainforests seem like a great place to visit, but….

We flew up to Sambava for our rainforest trek. The guide told us our plan before we checked in the national park office and laid out our gear and food for the porters. Yockno explained we’d get dropped off in the village, hike about two hours to the forest entrance. From there, it’s about a…

Travelin’ via ferry and caravan.

Long car rides on Safari make for prime blog writing time. Though the bumpy “secondary” roads make for many spelling errors. En route to Tsingy via caravan! We lined up just outside of a bustling village around 1:30pm today. After all the trucks checked in, we were off to Tsingy! I think there’s about 15…

Rock or bear? You decide.

There was a moment today, when everyone was yelling that they saw a bear. A grizzly bear! They pointed to the location, so I located said bear, and started to shoot. My camera, clearly not a gun. I took about ten photos before Amanda pointed out I wasn’t looking at the bear. I missed the…

The art of doing nothing 

First, I’d like to provide a disclaimer. No one should visit Block Island. It’s awful. My dad always tells me to let others know, “there’s nothing there for you”. There’s just too many tourists visiting and we can’t share our piece of paradise with others. I’m thinking the disclaimer is useless as my last post…

A return to Block Island

One of the joys of being an adult is picking your friends. I’m always bewildered by adults who say making friends is hard. When you’re a kid, you’re forced together. Your common bond is school or that your parents are friends or that you’re on the same swim team. That’s about it. There’s a small…

Last day of school has arrived

Technically, the last day of “school” was Tuesday, but today is my last day of work. Summer vacation begins tomorrow with a bang as I pack up for a week with friends and family on Block Island after a weekend in Connecticut. June has been a busy month, I welcome July with open arms and…