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I’m a true kid at heart and for the past few years I’ve wanted to dress up at Disney World but never really had the opportunity.  So when we visited Orlando with Charlotte’s birth parents (who are also big Disney fans) I knew this would be the perfect chance for some cosplay.  But since actual […]

Machame vs Rongai Kilimanjaro Routes

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  But planning such an adventure can quickly get overwhelming as you decide which tour operator and route to choose, what gear you need and how you’re going to train.  I’ve already covered the daunting Kilimanjaro packing list and shared my beginner […]

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Every time I’ve done a multi-day hike I’ve learned some life changing lessons about myself.  During my first climb up Mount Kilimanjaro the lesson I learned was to appreciate my body and all that it’s capable of doing.  On my trek to Everest Base Camp I learned how important it is to listen to my […]

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I left the mountain and there’s been a lot of thoughts and emotions I’ve had to unpack since then.  The first time I climbed Kilimanjaro I felt like I left a lot of emotional baggage on the mountain but this time it sort of feels like the opposite.  I’m […]

countdown to kilimanjaro

I can’t believe it’s January.  It still feels like November to me, like the holidays and Stink’s birthday haven’t occurred yet.  But here we are in the new year and suddenly my trip to Tanzania is staring me straight in the face. I’ve been doing a lot of daydreaming lately, wondering what this trip is […]