Forced Stillness: A Safari Tale

Masai Mara, Kenya Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” While on safari, well on the way back to Nairobi from Masai Mara, I dropped my phone between the seat of the van. It, of course, landed in a space that I couldn’t reach it. Much of the ride U had been […]

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Visiting a Masai Village

Masai Mara, Kenya I was super jazzed about traveling to Masai Mara for one main reason: To have the opportunity to encounter the Masai people personally. The Masai are a semi-nomadic indegenous community in East Africa. They settled mostly in Kenya and northern Tanzania. My travel companions and I asked our guide Joshua about whether […]

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Till Your Ground

I spent a lot of yesterday in prayer. I regularly, most of the time, drive in silence. My commutes alone have become a great place fo me to be alone with my thoughts and with God, that and the shower. Yesterday I really felt as though I needed that time to be with God. Somethings […]

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Lessons from Lionesses: Hold ‘em, Fold ‘em, and Slay

Masai Mara, Kenya Leave it to me to be on safari and have a whole deep moment. As I was observing three lionesses hunt a warthog (which they call a Pumba in Kenya and I lived), a few things struck me. Struck me in a way that I literally had my wig snatched. So of […]

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The Circle of Life: 3 day Safari in Masai Mara

Masai Mara, Kenya The last time I went on safari I was traveling through Ghana. It was a short trek through the savannah but still amazing, at least the parts I can recall. One thing that drew me to take this trip to Kenya was that I would get to go on a safari again. […]

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Black Girl in the Wild: A Glamping Experience

Masai Mara, Kenya First of all: I did not know that I was going to be glamping. Maybe it was on the itinerary that was in my email, but I had only skimmed it in the last few weeks. I easily could have missed that detail. There were two reasons that I was excited to […]

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Semi-Solo in Mombasa

Mombasa, Kenya There are some places that you travel to that just feel right. They feel like home. For the last week, I had been admittedly tripping out about leaving. I was feeling more anxiety about going to Kenya than I had felt about going abroad in a while Don’t get me wrong I was […]

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But does it travel? Langly Simple Camera Bag Review

I have watched a lot of YouTube reviews on the best camera bag. The thing that I noticed is that the assumption is that if you travel, you will have your camera equipment in one bag and then a carry-on. This is never the case for your friendly neighborhood Master Packer. I almost always only […]

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3 Quirky (Valentine’s) Date Ideas

I have never been much of a Valentine’s day kind of person. For one, up until about four years ago, I had always been single on and around the month of February. I celebrated Single’s Awareness day, doing things for myself and hanging out with my other single girlfriends. So maybe I celebrated a little. […]

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Juada Garden Villa Review

Seminyak, Bali One of the most amazing reasons to visit Bali (and to me there are many) is that you can ball out on a budget. As a 2/3 world country, by American standards, many things in Bali are extremely reasonable. I think there is no other way to stay in Bali, then finding a […]

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