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kilimanjaro packing list for women

So you’re thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, eh?  Maybe you’ve even booked your trip, bought your plane tickets and marked the big Summit Day on your calendar.  But now the real work begins: researching what to bring and what to leave behind. The porters who carry your gear up the mountain have a weight limit of […]

Job hunting is the worst.  Nothing is a bigger disappointment than rejection after rejection for jobs you think are a perfect fit.  For the past 2 months that’s ALL we’ve been experiencing. Since this is Brandon’s first time job hunting I’m helping him out as much as I can.  I’ve been researching the cost of […]

ABC's of travel

What better way to review all my travels from 2016 as well as the past few years by doing this fun little activity! A. Age you went on your first international trip I flew to Cusco, Peru when I was 26 and spent a month there volunteering at an after-school program and checking out the […]

moving overseas

It’s been a rough week for me and while I have some half-written posts on my dashboard I’m not feeling inspired enough to finish them.  I just don’t feel like pushing out happy, travel-inspiring articles this week. Just a few weeks ago I was perusing realtor.com daily, telling Brandon I would be equally happy living […]

Election 2016

It’s well after midnight and I’m typing this as I watch America’s election unfold on television.  As it stands Trump is set to become the next president of the United States and all I can think is WHAT.THE.FUCK. I had no idea there were this many citizens in our country who thought Donald Trump would […]

climbing kilimanjaro overweight

220 pounds. That’s how much I weighed the morning I set out to climb Africa’s tallest peak.  I was by far the heaviest woman in our group and, I’d soon discover, the heaviest woman on the trail.  I knew I wasn’t exactly in the best shape of my life but what I lacked in strength […]