Travel Tips

December 7, 2017

My overwhelming emotion around completing this incredible journey to all 193 countries is pure GRATITUDE.  I have been so lucky to be helped, inspired, and enabled by so many things and I am thankful to them all.  Here are the things I am most thankful for:

FAMILY

Y...

December 6, 2017

Travel secrets / quirks:

There’s a lot of assumptions made about a 27-year-old who has visited every country!  People think that having been to every country means being everywhere and having done everything.  This simply isn’t true.  There is so much remaining on my tr...

March 1, 2017

Walking around town is the main way that I fill my days while traveling.  I usually average over 10km (6mi) each day, but when the city is big or I'm energized I'll easily walk 20 or even 30km!  Walking is the best way to see and understand a place as you get g...

February 23, 2017

I love the Caribbean.  I have visited more than half a dozen times.  I briefly worked on a project there with my NGO, Trail of Seeds.  And ever since seriously taking up Caribbean dancing, I've been quite invested in the culture. Here are some of my highlights of t...

February 21, 2017

A common form of transport in East African cities are motocycle taxis (boda bodas or piki pikis) – take these with caution.  If you decide to, it is always better to wear a helmet.  Do not feel shy to tell your driver to go more slowly.

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Along this journey, I've learned so much about preparing for a big trip, how to get around in a strange land, etc. Below I share some of those tips with you.