So, I know this isn’t necessarily running, hiking, or camping geared, BUT, it did involve significant amounts of endurance in terms of patience, and I thought you might find my traveling experience/woes humorous and even educational in terms of traveling using public transportation between small towns in Africa. Basically, everything below is a record of … Continue reading Traveling Solo from Iten, Kenya to Lira, Uganda (500km): Some of the Things That Happened
The Congo. Probably not the first country that comes to mind when you think about future travel destinations. BUT, this largely unexplored part of the world is slowly opening up for tourism and has some truly spectacular things to offer. I just got back from a 4 day/3 night trip to Goma and Virunga National … Continue reading Planning a Trip To The Congo: Mountain Gorillas, Lava Lakes, and Wooden Bicycles
If you follow running even just a little, you are probably aware that Kenya produces a disproportionately high number of elite and long-distance running athletes. Many of these athletes come from the modest town of Iten, located about 1 hour from Eldoret, in southwestern Kenya. David Rudisha (800m WR holder), Ibrahim Hussein (3x winner of … Continue reading Iten, Kenya: A Runner’s Paradise
Who knows about the Rwenzori Mountains? I didn’t. When I thought about in hiking in Africa, I used to think about Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya in the East, the Drakensburgs in the South, and the Atlas Mountains in the North of the continent, but I certainly didn’t associate Uganda as top-notch hiking destination country. … Continue reading Hiking the Insanely Underrated Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda: A How-To Guide
Jenn calling the UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) office: Jenn: “Hi! So, I’d like to talk to someone about organizing a trip to run Mt. Elgon in one day?” UWA: “One Day. It cannot be done. You must take three to four days at least.” Jenn: “No, it can be done. I read about it in … Continue reading Mt Elgon: A Three To Four Day Hike…. Naww, Let’s Run It In One
1. Amazing sunrises and sunsets without leaving your bed. Hotels often charge extra for a room with a view. Not the case for camping, where you can simply open up your tent door and watch the sunrise from the comforts of your sleeping bag. It doesn’t get much more luxurious in the wild than this. … Continue reading Eight Reasons why you Should Camp on your next Travel Adventure
So… as you may or may not have noticed, I have taken a bit of a break from this blog. Between work, travel, break-ups, and life, it has been on the back burner for quite some time. But! I’m back now with lots of new travels, hikes, races, and adventures to write about, from Asia … Continue reading Back At It!