Golden Circle Self Drive Tour Iceland

Why book a tour when you can do it on your own? Visit Iceland’s Golden Circle at your own pace on this self drive tour. The Golden Circle is a famous driving route in Iceland. It’s popular because it’s so close to Reykjavik. Even if you’re only spending a short amount of time there, I highly recommend that you get … Read More

The Best Outdoor Activities in Milwaukee

Explore the spectacular outdoors within the great city of Milwaukee. When I travel, I like to spend as much time outdoors as possible. It’s not to say that I don’t enjoy indoor attractions and activities. But, especially when the weather is warm, get outside to enjoy those beautiful, natural spaces in a city. As it turns out, Milwaukee is full … Read More

Kenya Video Diary: My Volunteer Travel Experiences

While I’ve written fairly extensively about my volunteer trip to Kenya, sometimes pictures and video can tell a much better story. This is my Kenya video diary. It’s a collection of my experiences volunteering at Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy. I traveled to Kenya to help animals and see a small portion of this beautiful country. I recognize now, more than ever, … Read More

Searching for Lions: A Kenya Night Safari

SQQQQUUUUEEEEAAALLLLLL!!!!! It was one of those moments. The kind where you think to yourself, “I did not expect to end up here at the start of the day.” I had a lot of those moments in Kenya. And now, the screams of shrieking pigs were infiltrating my eardrums. We spent the afternoon at the Soysambu Conservancy Raptor Centre. Our small … Read More

My Near Death Experience in Kenya

An experience of a lifetime that nearly cost me my life. I was living and volunteering in the Great Rift Valley, the cradle of humankind. Though our species originated and evolved here, I was reminded that life is savage. Life is fragile. Life is wild. One of our duties at Soysambu Conservancy was to fix one of the hides. A … Read More

Birds of Lake Elmenteita, Kenya

With over 400 species of birds, it’s important to monitor the birds of Lake Elmenteita in Kenya. Lake Elmenteita (also spelled Lake Elementaita) is one of the Great Rift Valley soda lakes. It’s on the property of Soysambu Conservancy, where I lived and volunteered. It isn’t a popular area for human tourists, though it’s quite important to the birds. Across … Read More

Capitol Reef: The Perfect Destination for Outdoor Adventures

Photo Credit: Alan Eng Capitol Reef is the place to be for thrilling outdoor adventures. Capitol Reef Country is an exciting destination in the wild west. There’s sensational scenery to admire, captivating national parks to explore, and outdoor adventures that you’ll remember for years to come. The Capitol Reef region in southern Utah is home to a diverse landscape, from … Read More

Animals of Kenya: My Encounters at Soysambu Conservancy

Every day was an adventure. I encountered many African animals during my trip to Kenya. I may not have discovered “The Big Five”, though I wasn’t on a typical safari. I was volunteering at Soysambu Conservancy in the Great Rift Valley. Even though I wasn’t there simply to see the animals, every day was a safari. Safari means “journey” in … Read More

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