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

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

My Experiences Volunteering in Kenya for Animals

It was my first time traveling to Africa. Learn about my experiences volunteering in Kenya for animals. I love animals. Raised from birth as a vegetarian, I grew up caring for all living creatures on our planet. Whether it’s adopting rescued cats or volunteering at a local animal sanctuary, I try my best to help animals at home. However, I … Read More

I’m Going to Kenya on a Volunteer Trip to Help Animals!

  I have a big announcement to make. I’m traveling to Kenya! Woohoo! It is a dream of mine to combine my love for travel with my love for helping animals. And I’m finally doing it. I’m going to Kenya on a volunteer trip to help animals. I’m going to be volunteering at a wildlife conservancy in the Great Rift … Read More

An Ecotour in St Thomas at Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon

I’ve been to St. Thomas on six different occasions. This US Virgin Island always seems to find its way on my Caribbean cruise itinerary. I’ve spent the days there relaxing on beautiful beaches, gone snorkeling in St. John, and hopped on a local ferry to nearby Water Island. While planning this voyage aboard the Caribbean Princess, I was browsing the … Read More

Interview with Jo-Anne McArthur on Animals in Tourism

Jo-Anne McArthur is one of my idols. She has made it her life’s mission to speak out for those who have no voice, the animals. Jo-Anne is an award-winning photojournalist, author, and activist from Canada who has traveled for the last decade across all seven continents to document the plight of animals. She is the founder of the We Animals … Read More

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