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I remember the first time I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro like it was yesterday.  It was hard, so SO hard.  I felt that the emotional baggage I brought with me on the mountain far outweighed the daypack I was carrying on my back.  I didn’t belong there.  I had never climbed a mountain before in my […]

things to do nicoya peninsula

Many parents choose Costa Rica as their child’s first international trip, and for good reason.  It’s a very family-friendly destination with amazing beaches and easy access to the rainforest.  But there’s also plenty of choices in where to go in this small country. If you’re considering visiting the Nicoya Peninsula you should take a look […]

There’s always a learning curve that comes with traveling to a new destination and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is no different.  Not every article you read will give you the information you REALLY need, the embarrassing, unexpected surprises you might experience while traveling.  I learned plenty of those lessons on the mountain and now I’m sharing […]

month in costa rica

It’s been a while since I’ve written here but there’s been good reason for that.  We had a ridiculously hectic spring.  Brandon accepted a new job in a new state and we purchased a new home in said state while also packing up all our belongings to put into storage.  Our schedule was crazy busy, […]

ultimate 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 […]