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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7 reasons you should backpack in Africa instead of Europe

As I sit here looking out over a green mountain that rolls into the sea, the music at the bar plays Milky Chance and I have a Savannah cider (that I paid $1 for) in my hand – I can’t believe how lucky I am. My fellow travelers here are from all over the world …

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 …