Mountain-biking with Zebras in Lake Mburo, Uganda

Mountain biking with zebras in Lake Mburo, Uganda

For my last weekend in Uganda, I wanted to do something special. So I decided to venture west to Lake Mburo National Park with my aunt, uncle, and two of our friends. Lake Mburo is six hours from Kampala, deep in Ankole Country. Everyone recommended we stay at Rwakobo Rock, and as soon as we … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Tanzania is Really Like

Welcome back to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Melissa, who has been living in Tanzania with her husband and three children for eight years, after moving from California. Melissa and her husband works as the directors of Kingdom Families, a family-based … Read more

11 Things You Can’t Miss in Cape Town

As I’ve waxed on about before, I absolutely love Cape Town– it now holds a firm spot as one of my favorite cities in the world. It has a little bit of everything: mountains, history, ocean, and wine country. What more could you want? Last year, I was lucky enough to visit Cape Town not once, … Read more

What I’ll Miss About Living in Uganda (And What I Won’t)

This week, I left Kampala, Uganda, after living there for almost a year. While I’m happy to be back in the states, I’m already missing my home away from home in Uganda’s capital. Which isn’t to say that living in Uganda didn’t frustrate me; at times, it did. But overall I really enjoyed living in Uganda. … Read more

Why is Cape Town So Awesome?

The second I got to Cape Town, I was obsessed. As I strolled around the city, breezing into wine bars and boutiques, my singular thought was I NEED TO MOVE HERE IMMEDIATELY. There’s so much to love about Cape Town. First off, it’s one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world. Geographically, Cape Town … Read more

The Ultimate One Week Zanzibar Itinerary

The Rock Restaurant on ZanzibarThe Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar

My one-week trip to Zanzibar was perfect. It ticked all the boxes: history and culture in Stone Town, relaxation in Jambiani Beach, and pristine beaches in Nungwi. It had a little bit of everything. As the island is so incredible, I wanted to put together my recommendations for a one week Zanzibar itinerary. Zanzibar was so … Read more

Lunch at The Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar

The Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar

Normally I wouldn’t dedicate an entire post to a restaurant. (Okay wait, maybe that’s a lie.) But having lunch at the Rock Restaurant on Zanzibar was one of the most unique dining experiences I’ve ever had. For those who have been living under a rock (uh sorry, dad joke), the Rock is a tiny restaurant … Read more