Reading on the Road

What it’s Like to Go on Safari in Botswana

Did you know that for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s third date, he whisked her off to a safari camp in Botswana? Is that strictly a royal thing? Or are there people out there who will take ME to Botswana for our third date? (Honestly I’d accept it regardless of which number date we’re on.)

During my time in Botswana I certainly felt like royalty. Continue reading “What it’s Like to Go on Safari in Botswana”

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Visiting the Devil’s Pool: And why I would never go again.

How do I decide where I’m going to travel? Sometimes it is out of convenience, for instance I am traveling from Arizona to Florida next month because I have to go to weddings. (One of the perils of being in your late 20’s is that sometimes I feel like my entire life is planned around weddings.) Other times, it’s a goal trip. I went to Antarctica because my friend wanted to visit all seven continents, and that was the one she had left, so I went too. My travel plans are usually a bit more random when I am left to plan them myself. In August 2019 I went to Southern Africa, because I wanted to visit the Devil’s Pool, and then I planned the rest of the trip around that.

For those who don’t know, the Devil’s Pool is a small pool of water at the top of Victoria Falls in Zambia. During the dry season, you can safely go swimming in the pool, right on the edge of one of the most spectacular water falls in the world. It is advertised as a thrilling experience, which allows the daredevils of the world have an experience that they can’t have anywhere else. AND I WAS EXCITED! Continue reading “Visiting the Devil’s Pool: And why I would never go again. “

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A Complete Guide to Visiting Victoria Falls

Nestled in Southern Africa, one can find, what some may call, the world’s largest waterfall. It should be noted that it is neither the tallest nor the widest waterfall in the world. The average volume of water that flows over the falls over a year is not the most in the world either, but for some reason the title has stuck. “So,” you might ask, “why the heck should I hop on a plane, or several, (depending on where you’re coming from) if I’m not seeing ‘THE BEST’ waterfall in the world?” Continue reading “A Complete Guide to Visiting Victoria Falls”