Category Archive: South Africa

An Accidental Bucket List

I love the idea of bucket lists, I really do. However, I’ve never taken the time to sit down and create a checklist of the things that I’d like to do before I die. This is mostly because I don’t plan to die, so I figure I have lots of time. If I were to …

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Travel Tips – How to save for your DREAM trip without really trying

Over the past year and a half since I quit my job and headed out on my first multi-month adventure, friends, coworkers, and family members have asked, “How do you do it?” This question is quite broad and it applies to various aspects of what I’ve been doing: how I saved money, how I quit …

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Living My Dream in Kruger National Park

  Those close to me know that I’m a pretty intense animal lover. My travel partner, Erin, would probably substitute “lover” with “freak,” but that’s neither here nor there. So, when given the opportunity to go on a 4-day safari in Kruger National Park, I was pumped! Erin, Liz (Erin’s friend from college who met …

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Africa Budget Notes

For those of you dreaming of backpacking in Africa, I must share an overall observation/opinion—it’s more expensive than you’d think. Here are a few specifics that I’ve experienced along the way: Destinations of interest are often located just far enough apart that you must weigh the benefits of a pricey flight against a 12+ hour …

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