Worldly Travels

1,800 Miles to Your Brand New Life

Driving alone eight hours at a time, gorging oneself on bean tacos, Krispy Kreme donuts…

Ever Been on A Date in An Old, Italian Church?

Before I had a boyfriend, I had Florence. And man, I dated that city hard.…

Whispers of Love and Longing from Africa

One glass of afternoon wine had gone right to my head, leaving my brain feeling…

Postcards from the African Plains: A Safari through Ngorongoro Crater

As a little girl, I dreamt of the days I would be an adventurer. I…

Home is Where Stone Town Records Is

I was standing in the middle of the road wearing a sweaty tank top and…

Bewitched by Stone Town: Mistaken Identity & The Good Kind of Heart Ache

Has something ever made you so terribly happy that your heart began to ache? I…

Paradise Found in East Zanzibar

In an air conditioned van, we hurdled down the long road that winds from the…

Fate (or whatever you call it) Brought Me To An Orphanage in Mkuranga

It was absurd, really. How fated it was. A friend of mine called it a…

Lost in Translation and Found in A Tanzanian BBQ Joint

Somehow, I have the great fortune of currently living on the peninsula in the striking…

I Dreamt of Africa So Hard That I Woke Up on the Tanzanian Coastline

I wake up sweating. The sun pouring through my window is new and unfamiliar and…