Best Camera For Safari: What Camera Is Best For You?

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What’s the best camera for safari? It’s likely one of the first questions every traveler coming to Africa asks after booking a safari. Having a decent camera for safari is on the top of our recommendation list. While, it’s not a necessity and we’re big believers in making sure to put the camera down and actually save some photos in your memory there is thrill in grabbing that perfect safari photo. There are a number of aspects to consider when looking for the best safari camera possible. This post is not meant for professional photographers. If you’re likely at that level … Read More

Best Daypack For Travel Around The World

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Best Daypack For Travel

It’s become commonplace to travel with two bags. One is your main piece of luggage – a suitcase, duffel bag, or backpack. The other bag is your daypack or carry on bag. So, what’s the best daypack for travel? While we’ve already dived into the best carry on backpacks, those are more designed for people looking to pack it all in one bag. Even then you may need a daypack when hopping around cities, and an urban daypack is great for carrying a camera, laptop, map, headphones, or your favorite water bottle.  It’s pretty easy to neglect the daypack, but … Read More

Your First Safari and the Ten Rules You Should Know

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First Safari Tips

Getting ready to go on your first safari? We’ll never forget our first safari in Africa. It was our third day on the continent and we drove off head strong into Kruger National Park at sunrise blasting The Circle Of Life. A lot has changed since that day and we’ve now spent plenty of time in game viewers, walking, and driving ourselves around the wilds of Africa. So, what have we learned from our first safari experiences?  10 Rules For Your First Safari No Yelling! Shhh… You aren’t in a zoo and the animals are not domesticated. When safari goers are visiting … Read More

Best Travel Water Bottle To Carry On Your Next Trip

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Best Travel Water Bottles

It should be no surprise that having the best travel water bottle is important to us. We have talked about how plastic is destroying our planet many times on our site, and take notice when hotels make a push to reduce plastic water bottles and opt for water filtration systems instead. However, we can not solely rely on businesses to make the shift to reducing plastic use, we as the consumer have to as well. That means carrying a great water bottle. Besides saving the environment from plastic waste, staying hydrated is essential when traveling. It’s easy to neglect your body … Read More

Best Packing Cubes For Long Term Travel

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Best Packing Cubes

Living on the road means we pack and unpack our bags a lot, as in a couple times a week. Packing can be a total drag, but we both invested in some of the best packing cubes we could find and it saves us a lot of time. We were skeptical when we first bought something to organize our bags. However, we have to be honest, it’s two years later and we are going strong in the same packing cubes. After about a year of having a fantastic packing experience every other morning with my cubes, I had the genius idea … Read More

The Best Travel Pillows for Long Haul Flights: J Pillow, Cabeau Evolution Pillow, Trtl, and More

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best travel pillows for long haul flights

Looking for the best travel pillow for a long haul flight? We’ve reviewed the J Pillow, Skyrest Travel, Trtl Pillow, Therm-a-Rest, and Cabeau Evolution Pillow – all some of the best travel pillows on the market. What does a great travel pillow mean? No more leaning on nasty germ filled windows, no more stiff necks, and no more red eye flights filled with no sleep. It’s time to get a decent sleep on long distance flights. We always pack one in our carry on bags, and they make a world of difference on the body. First things first lets take … Read More

Overland Vehicle Equipment and Gear List for Traveling Africa

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overland gear list Africa

There is no perfect overland vehicle equipment or gear list when it comes to traveling Africa. What items works best in one overland truck may be worthless in another. However, there is no denying that what you pack in your overland vehicle is essential to the success of your trip. I spent a lot of time researching, shopping, and traveling to reach a gear list for an overland vehicle. This is the basics of what we’re currently carrying in our truck. We’re in the midst of an overland trip from Cape Town to Nairobi. We just set out on our greatest adventure … Read More

The Ultimate Girls Packing List for Africa

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Africa Packing List

Packing for a trip is difficult. Packing for Africa can be downright daunting, unless you have a handy Africa packing list. Whether you’re on an overland safari, on a mission trip, or just traveling around the massive continent making sure you’re well packed for Africa is essential. Once you get outside of South Africa and capital cities in Africa, it will be hard to replenish your wardrobe and even a little difficult to stock up on bare essentials.  It’s true that Africa is a huge and vast continent and of course the climate varies from what time of year you … Read More

Why is Traveling Africa So Expensive?

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The cost to travel Africa

I came to Africa excited for the culture, the wildlife, and the landscapes. Now, I’m just trying not go broke. Don’t get me wrong I’m still excited about traveling the continent, but Africa is far from a cheap holiday destination. For a continent filled with developing nations, one would think the cost of traveling Africa would be relatively cheap. My god that couldn’t be further from the truth. Self-driving Africa has single handily been our most expensive endeavor yet and that is including our trip around Western Europe and Australia. However, it’s always been a dream of mine so I … Read More

Tips For Eco Friendly Travel

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Save the World While Traveling

We’re big on becoming more eco friendly in our travels. We are active voices in pushing for more sustainable travel. Personally, we attempt maintain a small footprint when we are traveling. Throughout Africa, we are either camping or highlighting the many eco-lodges around the continent. We make an active effort to reduce our waste and choose companies whom strive to do the same. In this post we’re going to share some our tips for eco friendly travel. Why Eco Friendly Travel? It has to do with what I’ve seen in life and what is left on my “bucket list.” I’ve seen hummingbirds in the Ecuadorian rainforests, followed elephants traversing … Read More