San Francisco: What To Do If You Have One Day In The Bay

My college roommate visited me this weekend from Sacramento and we decided to play tourist around San Francisco for a day (despite her having been to the city many times, and me living less than 15 miles south of it).  There are so many sights to see around the bay area that I felt like… Read More

African Safari – Flying back over the Serengeti -eyes closed!

African Safari Day 6 Location: Morning Serengeti drive and flight back to Arusha On our final day, we journeyed back to Arusha by flying back across the vast expanse of the Serengeti which we had crossed in the days before. Normally, I do just fine in planes but on this particular day, I sat in… Read More

African Safari – Crater drive – hippos and gazelles and ostrich oh my!

African Safari – Day 3 Location: Ngorongoro National Park Crater Lodge: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Sunday was our crater drive down into the Ngorongoro crater. This park is actually a conservation area where lions, elephants, zebras and flamingos all cohabiting together. Until, of course, it becomes lunch time. At 19km wide and a surface of… Read More

African Safari – Maasai, baboons and the Ngorongoro Crater

African Safari – Day 2 Location: Ngorongoro National Park Crater Lodging: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Saturday morning began with a game drive on our way to the crater. Still en route, we stopped to visit Maasai village where our group had the opportunity to interact with members of this nomadic tribe.  We were invited into their… Read More

African Safari – Arrival in Arusha

Lodge: Arumeru River Lodge Location: Arusha, Tanzania Arrival day: Wednesday evening into Thursday, September 2016 Our east African safari takes place in Tanzania. The trip was 8 days long and the itinerary was a combination of visiting Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the legendary Serengeti. We would be visiting during late September into… Read More