Show & Tell: Food, Zanzibar, Family & Friends and, of Course, Me! 🙂

It’s that time again: time for a little show and tell. What should you expect to see this time? Lots and lots of pictures of food across the region, pictures of Zanzibar—it seems it’s Zanzibar season in my life because I’ve been to Zanzibar not once but twice since the pictures from my last Instagram recap post—and unexpectedly, quite a few pictures of me, some even with friends and family. Without further ado, here goes…. No. 29: Kafunda, Nairobi You know there’s got to be something special about this hole-in-the-wall bar in Hurlingham, Nairobi for word of it to reach … Continue reading

How to Be a Blogger on the Road: Tips for Beginners

They say women are better than men at multitasking but, despite being a woman, I am a HORRIBLE multitasker! As a blogger who travels a lot, sadly, that means I am HORRIBLE at creating content while on the road. Today’s guest post, by Jack White, is as much for you as it is for me. Since some of you my readers are bloggers with a passion for travel too, today, let’s learn together how to maximize blogging productivity while we travel. I hope you learn something new. Enjoy! One of the biggest benefits of being a blogger is the flexibility. Bloggers … Continue reading

My Favorite Travel Discovery of 2017:

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope you had an awesome festive season and that your year is off to a great start. As we begin another year, which I am sure we all hope will be filled with fun, beautiful, amazing (travel) experiences and adventures, I want to take the time and tell you about my most memorable travel discovery of 2017. It all began last summer as I was planning a 3-week family road trip across Tanzania. I sort of stumbled across it by accident. After three amazing finds using this service, though, I think I can rule … Continue reading

Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu

My last post was written for my readers in the southern hemisphere who are just beginning to experience the hottest weather of the year. Today, I’d like to share a little something for my northern hemisphere readers who find themselves in the midst of the coldest season of the year, which also usually comes hand in hand with flu season. I’d always heard that the flu was untreatable: you just had to keep yourself as comfortable as possible and wait for your body to fight off the virus. In this guest post, by Lauren Walsh, I learned that this is … Continue reading

How to Make Your Mattress More Cool on Hot Nights

Some years ago, I wrote a post about how to make your mattress more comfortable with a mattress pad. Today, I bring you another post about how to improve the quality of your sleep by making your mattress just a little cooler, which is particularly helpful if you are experiencing very hot weather like we are right now in Dar es Salaam. This post is a guest post by Will. Enjoy! READ ALSO: Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu Hot nights keep you awake, tossing and turning in your bed? I know the feeling too well! … Continue reading

Community Shopping Guide: Menswear, Electronics, and More

In my last online shopping related post, I shared some of the most popular items that my readers bought on Amazon through my blog at that time. Today, in an effort to be more inclusive for my readers who don’t live in countries with Amazon storefronts, I present you a similar list, though this time also including products bought from Jumia, an African online store for which I have been an affiliate for a little over a month. This post features menswear, electronics, and some other stuff…you’ll see. Enjoy! No. 1: Tobacco Men’s Derby Shoes (Menswear) In case you are wondering … Continue reading

40 “Summer" Photos Taken in Tanzania

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with peak travel season in Tanzania. This “summer"—I put that in quotes because it wasn’t actually summer in Tanzania but rather some of our cooler months—I did my fair share of traveling and exploration because my brother was visiting from the U.S., and I wanted to show him all the best that the country had to offer. We discovered some beautiful places in Dar es Salaam where I live—you will see many pictures of the Protea Hotel Dar es Salaam Amani Beach in this post—but we also took a 3-week road trip that took … Continue reading

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