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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 […]

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 […]

whoa travel review

Last spring, after a particularly brutal New England winter, I was going through a bout of depression.  I booked a last minute trip to Boston to partake in the Women in Travel Summit and there I met Danielle and Allison, the owners of WHOA Travel.  They were sponsors at the event and had a lovely […]

Well guys, I’m back from Tanzania and I’m proud to say that I made it through 7 days of hiking and summited the tallest mountain in Africa. Well, kind of. I made it to Stella Point, roughly 150 meters below the summit.  I just could not find a single ounce of energy to trek another […]

It’s hard to believe that in less than a month I’ll be leaving for Tanzania.  Nerves are running high, not just because I’m going to attempt to climb the highest mountain in Africa but because I’ll be traveling solo for the first time.  Sure I’ll be climbing Kilimanjaro with a large group of adventurous women but […]