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For the Love of Camping, Part Two — A Man and the Mountain that CHANGED Him. (Featured Image)

For the Love of Camping, Part Two — A Man and the Mountain that CHANGED Him.

Welcome to For the Love of Camping, the three-part series journeying from my family’s stance against camping to my desire to get everyone camping, so they can enjoy it as much as we do. In Part One of the series, I explained how camping didn’t fit growing up Black and suburban […]

One Does Not Simply CLIMB Kilimanjaro!!!: The Tanzania Chronicles #7

It had all started so optimistically. We settled our bill at Imani, which included a free ride to the Zanzibar airport (which was amazing after all the taxi-related debacles). After getting through customs (where the customs officer gave me quite the strange look when she saw my tripod […]

‘cross Waters from Dar and Strange Men in Cars — Zanzibar: The Tanzania Chronicles #6

So we woke up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city — a fate it shares with Toronto in that it’s the largest, but not its country’s capital city. Dar es Salaam was filled with cultural undertones that gave the city a bit of an edge to it […]

Getting There is Half the Battle: The Tanzania Chronicles #5

First off, thanks to everyone for the warm welcome back to the land of the digitally-able! The trip to Tanzania was quite the adventure; coming home with 3400+ pictures, an inexplicable stomachache and too many stories to count, the trip marked a very interesting chapter in my life. […]

Back to the Motherland

Well, someone’s motherland, anyway. I think my family’s about 5 or more generations removed from having set foot on the continent of Africa. But it’s here! We’re finally on our way out to climb Kilimanjaro, traverse dusty trails to see sights of rare animals (yeah, thanks a lot, humanity…) […]

Gearing Up: The Tanzania Chronicles #2

One thing I definitely didn’t anticipate when planning to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro is that the gear would cost nearly as much as the trip itself! Usually Sarah and I try to be a bit frugal with our decisions, checking whether we really need to get top-of-the-line items in […]

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