• Africa,  Travel

    Ngorongoro Crater

      I had been dying to go to Ngorongoro Crater for years. I was hiking Kili, and I knew I had time to make a day trip there. It’s rather expensive, but I figured I had to take advantage of the opportunity and just do it. Given that I decided this while I was still on top of Kili, I used Pristine Trails again for this adventure. Pristine was incredible with setting everything up, and ensuring I had a great experience. They were even very transparent about the pricing of the trip, which I really appreciated. The driver/guide picked me up from Kili and drove me to Arusha for the…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Nairobi, Kenya

      I absolutely love Nairobi. I think it’s such a cool city, in the heart of Africa. So many big companies (Barclays, McKinsey, etc.) have offices there, yet it’s still very much an African city. The dynamic is spectacular and really speaks to me. I went to Nairobi to work with a non-for-profit for a few weeks, but I was lucky enough to see some Nairobi highlights while I was there. I took a day to do some fun animal visiting. First we went to an elephant orphanage. It was one of the cutest things I’ve ever done. I am vehemently anti-zoo, but this elephant orphanage rescues and rehabilitates elephants at…