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plus size group travel

I’ve experienced many different types of travel throughout my life.  Family travel, multi-generational travel, solo travel and group travel.  Each one carries its own pros and cons.  I enjoy them all but recently I’ve been spending a lot of time doing group travel, and by extension some solo travel as well.  My most recent group […]

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 […]

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 […]

pura vida expeditions review

Our family has never enjoyed the ordinary “touristy” activities when we travel.  Instead we prefer to get local and find tours that help us truly immerse ourselves in our destination.  Costa Rica was no different. I struggled to find unique activities around our tiny town of Montezuma so I had to expand my search a […]