There are some times when you need to go with your gut and not traditional wisdom. That's exactly what I had to do when I got into a stranger's car in Addis Ababa while I was visiting the capital of Ethiopia. Exploring Addis Ababa ended up being one of the highlights of my trip. Here is what happened: This article is part of my Trip Report: Starting Summer in East Africa … [Read more...] about Exploring Addis Ababa: My Thoughts
At the beginning of the summer, I had the privilege of spending two weeks traveling around East Africa. While some highlights included a safari in Masai Mara and relaxing on the beach in Zanzibar, one of my favorite parts was exploring Moshi, Tanzania. Moshi is an incredible city right next to Mount Kilimanjaro. I had a great time in the heart of the city itself, as … [Read more...] about Exploring Moshi, Tanzania: What Everyone Gets Wrong
It has always been a dream of mine to hike Mount Kilimanjaro. So, when I made plans to be in East Africa in May, I knew I had to do it finally. Since we had little time, we just went on a Mt. Kilimanjaro day hike. The hike was different from what I had expected, but it was a fantastic experience all around. Here is what the day was like. This article is part of my … [Read more...] about Mt. Kilimanjaro Day Hike: My Thoughts
Both this summer and last, I traveled to Africa with the primary intention of going on a safari. The main difference is where I went in Africa. In this article, I am reviewing Masai Mara, Kenya vs. Kruger, South Africa, to determine a better destination for a safari. Both destinations had pros and cons. Of course, they are quite some distance apart geographically, so … [Read more...] about Masai Mara, Kenya vs. Kruger, South Africa: Which is better?
When booking my trip to Africa, I knew it would require a lot of flying, with at least one or two connections in each direction. Frequent readers of Nonstop Points know that while I am truly happy flying in economy, on long flights like this, I will try my luck at sitting in business class for sleep and comfort. This article is about booking 38 hours in business class for $170 … [Read more...] about Booking 38 Hours in Business Class for $170