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Yesterday morning I was thinking about what to do with Eva on her day off from pre-school. Since she is obsessed with flowers, the idea popped in my head that I should take her to a Botanical Garden. I quickly Googled it and saw that the closest ones were an hour in either direction-in either…

Nature, Virginia

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

 Upon arriving in Johannesburg, the first thing I did was rush straight to Lion Park. The place is about 45 minutes from the airport, and its main attraction is lion cub interaction. I got there at about 2pm, which seemed to be naptime for the adorable baby lions. I was a little bummed about this,…

Africa, Animals, Johannesburg, South Africa, Travels

South Africa 2013: Lion Park (Johannesburg)

Although our intentions were to visit Udzungwa Mountains National Park, we followed some cleverly placed signs to Udzungwa Falls Lodge, which we later learned isn’t actually part of the national park (typical). Regardless, I really have no complaints. We were still able to hike through the Udzungwa Mountains to a beautiful waterfall and lookout. I…

Africa, Hikes, Tanzania, Udzungwa

Safari, Part Two: Udzungwa Mountains National Park

  I’ve posted about one of my favorite hikes, Haiku Stairs aka Stairway to Heaven, before, but it has been coming up in the news lately so I thought I’d call attention to it (and share a few more pictures). The reason it has been the topic of conversation is that City and County officials…

Hawaii, Hikes, Stairway to Heaven

Legalize Stairway to Heaven

  I’ve posted about one of my favorite hikes, Haiku Stairs aka Stairway to Heaven, before, but it has been coming up in the news lately so I thought I’d call attention to it (and share a few more pictures). The reason it has been the topic of conversation is that City and County officials…

Hawaii, Hikes, Stairway to Heaven

Legalize Stairway to Heaven