Mount Kilimanjaro; 5895m (19,341 ft)


It was midnight, and a cold wind picked up just as soon as we departed our camp. Would my six thermal layers keep me warm for the next twelve hours? At altitude, the chill sets in easily. Thirteen headlamps lit our trail, a dusty path with innumerable switchbacks. Quadriceps burned as we trudged upwards in […]

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A Solo Safari in Tanzania


If I go solo on another African safari, I will wear a ring. “Is she your wife?” other guides would ask my guide. “When is the wedding?” they would joke. The thing is, they kind of weren’t joking. Traveling alone offers an intimate experience that is unrivaled — after 48 hours with my knowledgable safari […]

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