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Coming to east Africa, one of our must-do trips was doing gorilla trekking in Uganda. We started looking into it very early on, but were rather taken aback by how expensive it was. Trekking permits cost $600 per person per day, …

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With about a month left in Tanzania, we came to the realization that our time was running out, and if we wanted to see more of the country, we had to act fast. Another volunteer had recommended last minute safaris …

In our last travel update, we mentioned we’re looking to settle down in Missouri soon. And that is mostly true. Sara is interviewing for jobs in Missouri, but we still have another month or so before everything is finalized. I am …

The nice thing about cutting a trip short is that it gives you somewhere to go back to! We wanted to share a bit about some places that we didn’t make it to in South America that we’d love to …

Top 5 Experiences We Had in South America

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Along with the top 5 places we visited, we like to keep track of the top 5 experiences we had in South America. For reference, we consider an experience a specific thing we did, vs. a place, which is more …

 

How We Choose Where to Stay

We visit a lot of different cities in our travels; very rarely are we at a place for longer than 3 or 4 days. Because of this, we spend a lot of our time in the current city making plans …

 

How We Pack

Sara did a great job explaining what we packed for our trip, and I thought it would be interesting to discuss how we pack. Packing is something we did very frequently; we were on the move usually every 2-4 nights. With …

 

Why My Wallet Getting Stolen Didn’t Ruin our Trip

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While in Hue, Vietnam, my wallet got stolen. We are pretty sure we left it out in our hotel room one day, and didn’t notice it was gone until we were in our next city. There was no way to …