Lilly lounging in our private beach area

Long Weekend in Paradise

Note: This was during the time after my camera broke before I had the chance to buy a new one. Being in one of the most beautiful places I've ever been with only an iPhone (and a GoPro) for photos broke my heart a little, but I think you can still tell how stunning it is! We decided to spend our final three days in Tanzania relaxing on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. I wish we could have stayed longer, but it just didn’t make budgetary sense. Zanzibar is more expensive than the rest of … [Read More...]

An early morning hike on Campuhan Ridge in Bali

Month 4: Summary and Statistics

Each month I do a summary of our travels and compile some random numbers from the month because I think it’s fun. You can find Month #1 here, Month #2 here, and Month #3 here. Well we’re at the end of Month #4 now, and it’s honestly hard to believe that it has only been 4 months! Even […]


A Coffee Tour in Moshi, Tanzania

Note: As you may recall, I dropped and broke my camera on the last day of our safari in the Serengeti. I replaced it when we got to Bangkok, but unfortunately there was about a 10-day period where I was camera-less. If you notice that the photos in this post are lower-quality, it’s because they were taken […]

Fiery Serengeti Sunrise

Our Serengeti Safari (a.k.a. The Real-Life Lion King)

It’s strange for me to think about now, but we actually debated whether or not we were going to do a safari in Tanzania. Now I can’t believe we ever considered not doing it. We were concerned because it was going to be more expensive than we had hoped, and we had already spent a […]

Lilly and Mama Liz

The Karibu Culture in Tanzania

Okay so “the Karibu Culture” is not a real thing, at least not that I’ve ever heard of. I made up the term, and here’s why: As I explained in my post of random facts about Tanzania, the word “karibu” means welcome in Swahili. I think we heard that word more than any other Swahili […]