My Tropical Freshwater Island Paradise

I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Am I truly this blessed? Have I ever in my single adult travelers life felt so at peace with the world?”… This moment, gazing out into the crystal waters of Lake Malawi was the most spoiled and personally fulfilled I have ever felt. Normally a family and honeymooners …

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What’s Wrong with the Great White Sharks?

Two years ago I had the immense privilege of working from an office based in Gansbaai, South Africa with a company called Marine Dynamics. Fair trade certified and leaders in the field of ethical tourism - they provide whale watching, volunteering and most famously... shark cage diving. Through the use of tourism, Marine Dynamics is …

7 reasons why Malawi is the most underrated travel destination in Africa

Three months ago, I stumbled upon an opportunity to live, work and adventure in Malawi – a small country located in southeastern Africa. I am always up for an adventure, so without much information I hopped on a plane and moved my life from San Francisco, California to Lilongwe, Malawi. Malawi is known colloquially as …

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Wildlife Volunteering/Sightseeing in Africa

Have you ever dreamed of tracking a pride of lions through the Africa bush? Singing “Hakuna Matata” and feeling truly free under a giant orange African sun? From a blindly western perspective Africa often conjures up the image of the final frontier… excitement, adventure, incredible biodiversity and a little danger. Just imagine watching the great …

How to take the leap, travel the world and build your resume while doing it!

Dr. P was everyone’s favorite professor during my time in graduate school. Although he should have retired long ago – he speaks slowly, returns homework weeks late and often arrives to his own classes 20 minutes after they've started. He is overcommitted and overworked, but only because he pours his soul into each of his …