How to Survive the “Big Five” in Africa

How to Survive the “Big Five” in Africa

Survival skills are mostly innate. We are born with the ability to size up scary situations and prioritize safety on a subconscious level. When we perceive an imminent threat our bodies enter fight or flight mode. With that, our respiratory rate increases. Blood is...
Cuba Planning: Know Before You Go

Cuba Planning: Know Before You Go

I have always been a fan of winging it. Some people spend months planning out every little detail of their trip to a foreign country. I prefer to fling myself into unfamiliar circumstances and figure everything out when I arrive. Having the luxury of time (between...
Next Adventure: Gracie Jiu Jitsu in China!

Next Adventure: Gracie Jiu Jitsu in China!

OK guys, I’m off to CHINA! For those of you who already monitor my facebook page, you know that I have been invited to Dali, China to do a 3-month full-immersion Gracie Jiu Jitsu training course. Sayyyy what?? If you’re anything like my family, this simple sentence...
Solo Female Travel Safety Tips

Solo Female Travel Safety Tips

After more than seven years of travel, I have definitely come to realize that solo travel is different for women than it is for men. Though there are certainly a few more travel safety concerns, there’s definitely no need for panic! I often choose to stay in the...