• 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

    Zanzibar, Tanzania

      I was spending some time in Nairobi, so I decided a little getaway to Zanzibar would be a fun adventure. We stayed at the┬áProtea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, which is a part of the Marriott hotel group. It’s on the west side of island, very close to the airport, and only 15 minutes from Stone Town (the downtown area of Zanzibar’s main island). The hotel was very nice, and perfect if you want to use hotel points. If you’re looking to explore more of the island, or a very luxurious hotel, there are some other options all around the island. We arrived late in the evening, so when we…