Adventure Travel · Asia · Laos · The Nomadic Life · Travel

Thakhek, Laos: The Bermuda Triangle of Rock Climbers

Month three of a round the world journey In November of this year, Liz and I landed in Hanoi to embark on our third month of travel, and we were tired. We had hit a wall, and wanted nothing more than to be somewhere warm, forget about bus schedules and border crossings and stay in…… Continue reading Thakhek, Laos: The Bermuda Triangle of Rock Climbers

Adventure Travel · Africa · Ethiopia · The Nomadic Life

On the Roof of Africa: Trekking in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

Four Days of Walking For the four days Liz and I trekked through the Simien Mountains, the smell of wild thyme followed us. The wind was full of strong gusts of the scent that reminded me of old, unidentifiable memories, as we hiked from one beautiful vista to the next, among wild baboons, birds, and…… Continue reading On the Roof of Africa: Trekking in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

Adventure Travel · Africa · Travel · Uganda

What it’s Like Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

In the jungle Standing in the mess of twisted vines and jungle overgrowth in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, our little group of explorers — myself, my friend, a middle-aged Swedish couple, our guide, scouts, and trackers — stood in silence as we stared at a family of silverback gorillas in front of us. They stared back,…… Continue reading What it’s Like Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Adventure Travel · Africa · The Nomadic Life · Uganda

At The Source of the Blue Nile in Jinja, Uganda

I will forever remember Uganda as being a thousand shades of green. We arrived in Jinja, Uganda at the end of a long rainy season, and at the beginning of a tropical downpour, that had been making me nervous as I tried to balance myself and heavy backpack on the back of my motorcycle taxi…… Continue reading At The Source of the Blue Nile in Jinja, Uganda

Adventure Travel · Africa · In Photos · La Reunion · The Nomadic Life

Dining and Hiking on La Reunion’s Active Volcano

Seriously guys, I’ve already gabbed on enough about La Reunion, but want to point out two more highlights of the trip, Le Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano, and a cozy restaurant called Le QG before returning to posts about Madagascar. Next week, look for some colorful photos I’m eager to share depicting the…… Continue reading Dining and Hiking on La Reunion’s Active Volcano

Adventure Travel · Africa · La Reunion · The Nomadic Life

Rappeling Through Waterfalls in Cilaos, La Reunion

Last week I wrote about a few of my first impressions in La Reunion, but I haven’t even mentioned the best part of the trip: Canyoning in Cilaos! Before arriving in La Reunion, neither Chip nor I had ever done canyoning before, but while doing research on La Reunion I came across a website boasting…… Continue reading Rappeling Through Waterfalls in Cilaos, La Reunion