An Inspiring Journey

Paul Salopek is retracing the expansion of humans across the globe, walking 21,000 miles to document the story at “a human pace” (3 miles/hour). I’m so jealous and happy to follow along with the updates.

GreatGuides.Org

A platform for local experts, many of whom have never had an accessible way to tell their story or publish materials, including a Maasai Natural Healer in Northern Tanzania.

if not, why not, if not why not gogo

just four days ago i woke up in my broken (again) tent, enjoying the crispness in the air as the clouds touch down over my campsite in the molotoja nature reserve, swaziland. the damp in …

sungubala and the drakensbergs

it was love at first sight: sungubala mountain as seen from sungubala tented camp in the northern drakensberg mountains, kwazulu-natal province of south africa. this escarpment of the mountain, while much more dramatically seen here, …

welcome to the ‘k-zed-n’

durban. a city much like baltimore in many ways; it just has our charm (it also has the largest indian population outside of india, which means that durban indian restaurants are the best i’ve ever …

wild coast and the transkei

driving east out of garhamstown, over the kei river, you can watch the british and afrikaner influence on the landscape wash away. goodbye dutch and english architecture, large cities, vacation homes, tarred roads.

we hit the road!

I  am really excited that we have hit the road; after being in Cape Town for two months, I felt like I was settling in too much. 2010 is to be my year on the …

foolproof sunshine

as i hear stories of massive amounts of snow from the usa and uk, i am still enjoying my endless amount of sunshine and warmth. while i miss curling up with blankets, tea, and a …