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I was lucky enough to be introduced to world travel at a very young age. I’ve now visited more countries than I’ve had years living on this fabulous planet! Three years ago I fell in love with Africa as I trekked for gorillas in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, bonded with local school children in Kibale, and witnessed 55 elephants migrating at sunset in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
In Kenya I saw hundreds of thousands of wildebeests begin their migration across the Maasai Mara River, partook in traditional dance celebrations of the Maasai tribe, and enjoyed sundowners in the open bush as a tower of giraffes grazed nearby. My passion for travel extends far beyond my own experiences and I love to inspire others to go out and discover new cultures.
Going to Southern Africa, and seeing the dramatically contrasting scenery, especially in Botswana and the Okavango Delta, are some of my travel highlights. Being in a country that was 85% wildlife I was in heaven. I had so many outstanding moments traveling throughout Southern Africa.
Seeing the stunning Victoria Falls, I now can happily say that I have another of the Natural Wonders of the world checked off the list.
The southern city of Cape Town is amazing! I now want to live there. Enjoying all the wonderful wines in Franschhoek was a definite favorite of mine.
Getting out of the city and viewing the incredible “big 5 game” at Kruger National Park was unforgettable. Being able to see all “big 5” in one day is an experience that isn’t guaranteed elsewhere.
Through family vacations, group excursions and exploring on my own I’ve racked up trips to every continent except Antarctica. Fear not penguins, I'm coming for you soon.
Favourite places I've been
Get on top of your jetlag by setting your watch to your destination's local time when you board your plane. Watch movies for the entire flight or grab a cheeky snooze halfway through, but it'll definitely make a difference.
Bring at least one outfit or accessory that makes you feel like a rock star. On safari you should wear muted tones but at dinner you can glam it up.
Embrace technology. I always make the effort to snag the email or Facebook of someone I connected with on my trip (guides, locals or fellow travelers) so we can keep in touch. It makes your experience even more meaningful.
My hot picks
We had a fabulous seven course tasting menu that made Duba- and their famous Lions- stick in my mind forever.
If the lodge isn't already heaven...I watched a fish eagle fly his dinner up to a tree across from my room!