Photo Journal: Tanzania Safari in 7 Days

Photo Journal: Tanzania Safari in 7 Days

If you haven’t done a safari, add it to your bucket list now! You’ll be in awe of the animals in their natural habitats – caring for their family and babies, eating, hunting, walking around, being lazy, and even dying. You can witness the full circle of life. It is quite a sight and there is plenty of photo opportunities along the way!   We added the safari to our overall Tanzania trip. The first week was hiking Mount Kilimanjaro,…

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (Days 6-7)

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (Days 6-7)

We’re sharing our report of our Mount Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route for 7 days/6 nights. Check out our trip report for the final stretch of our journey on Days 6-7. Refer to: Trip Report Days 1-2; Trip Report Days 3-5 Related post: Why Mount Kilimanjaro is Awesome and Challenging; Day 6 – January 3, 2017 Summit Day was similar to running a marathon: You have a hard time sleeping the night before due to the excitement and anxiety. Once you…

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (Days 3-5)

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (Days 3-5)

We’re sharing our report of our Mount Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route for 7 days/6 nights. Check out our trip report for Days 3-5 below or Trip Report Days 1-2 or Trip Report Days 6-7. Related post: Why Mount Kilimanjaro is Awesome and Challenging Day 3 – December 31, 2016 Happy New Year’s Eve! The theme of the day was: “Rain, rain go away. Come again, another day.” It was another gray day with the rain.   After breakfast, we trekked across…

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (Days 1-2)

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (Days 1-2)

Interested to see what we went through daily for our Mount Kilimanjaro climb? We completed the Lemosho route in 7 days/6 nights (original plan was 8 days/7 nights). Check out our trip report for Days 1 & 2 below to experience the hike for yourself. Refer to Trip Report Days 3-5 and Trip Report Days 6-7. Related post on why Mount Kilimanjaro is Awesome and Challenging. Day 1 – December 29, 2016 It’s the first day of our Mount Kilimanjaro hike and we’re…

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Why Mount Kilimanjaro Hike is Awesome and Challenging

Why Mount Kilimanjaro Hike is Awesome and Challenging

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was one of the most memorable and challenging experiences that we’ve had during our 7+ years of traveling internationally together. It’s a long journey where you spend hours hiking “pole pole” (slow in Swahili) in crazy, unpredictable weather and various terrain. We appreciated the pristine conditions of the mountains and how the National Park was unaltered – no paved roads or ropes to make…

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Day Trip: Coffee Tour and Materuni Waterfall in Moshi, Tanzania

Day Trip: Coffee Tour and Materuni Waterfall in Moshi, Tanzania

What is your drink preference if you had a choice between coffee or tea? We’re tea drinkers, yet that didn’t stop us from taking a day trip for a coffee tour and also visiting the Materuni waterfall in Moshi, Tanzania. The day after we landed in Kilimanjaro was supposed to be a lazy, lounge around type of day to get over the jet-lag. However, during our pre Mt. Kilimanjaro hike meeting with Manase (the owner of Top Climbers Expedition), we…

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Choosing Tour Operator for Safari and Mount Kilimanjaro Hike

Choosing Tour Operator for Safari and Mount Kilimanjaro Hike

How To Start The Process The research was the exciting part of any travels. We wanted to find a tour operator that had both the safari and Mount Kilimanjaro hike options rather than finding two different companies. We went through TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet forums to see recent positive and negative comments on what others have used, and further explored potential companies.   One of our “must haves” was to have a local company based in Tanzania. We wanted our…

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Planning Family Safari Vacation and Hike

Planning Family Safari Vacation and Hike

Africa was calling our names. It’s on our bucket list to see the pyramids in Egypt, ride a camel, eat delicious Moroccan food, experience the “Lion King” in real life, and more. It’s one of the continents that we haven’t visited yet. For this trip, our main goal was to go on a safari, and while researching, the trip evolved to include a hike on Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa! This was also a family trip as we…

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Scooter Accident: From Local Hospital to Emergency Room

Scooter Accident: From Local Hospital to Emergency Room

Hope everyone is enjoying their 2017! It’s been quiet on Life of Doing as we went to Tanzania for three weeks over the December holidays, and we’re at the end of January. We can’t wait to share with you what we did! From our previous blog posts, we mentioned a scooter accident in Easter Island and then I ended up in the emergency room back at home. It’s time to share what happened and what we learned. Prior to our…

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Things To Do on Easter Island

Things To Do on Easter Island

Our trip to Easter Island, Chile was amazing! We highly suggest that you add this place to your travel bucket list due to its uniqueness. See the intriguing moai with your own eyes! We visited in July 2016 which is considered a “low season” so we didn’t encounter massive crowds at the sites. We stayed on the island for 7 nights/6 days and spent the time hiking, wandering, and eating. Some may feel that the timing is too long as…

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