September 6, 2012 , 2 Comments

 En route to finding gorillas during our trek in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, we had to hike uphill, through mountainous farmland. With clouds hanging low in the sky, and […]

Escape of the Week: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

January 10, 2012 , 43 Comments

Less than a two-hour drive from the rolling hills of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, is Volcanoes National Park. Also known as Parc National des Volca ...

The A-Z of D Travels ‘Round

December 26, 2011 , 35 Comments

Happy 2012! Well, Happy 2012 a few days early. While everyone is either dragging themselves into work for the short week, or spending time on a lil ...

The Adventures of D — A Retrospect

July 4, 2011 , 9 Comments

Oh, my little blog. It’s been around since before I decided to take my career break and travel. It’s been around since I one sleepless Oct ...

  • Escape of the Week: Walls of Chauen
    June 23, 2011 , 2 Comments

    Perhaps one of the most stunningly colored cities I have ever visited, Chefchauen, Morocco, provided me with a photo opp around every winding road, narrow alley and blue-walled building. The [...]

  • Interview: Adrenaline Living
    May 30, 2011 , 2 Comments

    I had the pleasure today of being interviewed by Angelia Miller on her Adrenaline Living Talk Show. It’s my first interview, and quite a change from being the person pitching [...]

  • Dude, Don’t be a Hostel Dick
    April 2, 2011 , 98 Comments

      I’ve spent more than 200 nights in hostels. The good hostels. The bad hostels. The awesome hostels. If you are planning to stay in a hostel, or sometimes get [...]

  • Thoughts from a Riad
    August 3, 2010 , 17 Comments

    An excerpt from the Journal of D: 22/6/10, Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. I keep losing track of what day it is. San Ambrosio was hardly a month ago, and yet it [...]

  • Boobs and a bath
    July 30, 2010 , 5 Comments

    After my prude showing in Budapest, I knew I HAD to visit a Hamam while visiting the intoxicatingly colorful and wild Morocco. Besides, “Losing inhibitions” is on my Bucket List.

  • One-thousand welcomes
    July 29, 2010 , 5 Comments

    I had been warned ahead of time, ignore people on the streets in Morocco. They will talk to you, befriend you, then demand money when you go your separate ways. [...]

  • Five-star luxury bliss
    July 27, 2010 , 3 Comments

    My last night in Rwanda was torture, thanks to the bliss and luxury provided by Nyungwe Forest Lodge, a lush five-star lodge tucked into a tea plantation. How could something [...]

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