Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

Vegetarian and vegan diets are not common in Uganda. And most tourists who go there aren’t either. The lodges can cater to vegetarians and vegans but just know that the meals won’t be as many options as for non-vegetarian guests. Some lodges might even seem like they just “threw” something together. And you might have to remind the staff about your diet a few times. … Continue reading Vegetarian or Vegan Traveling in Uganda

Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

Alphabetical Order by Category Links directly to petite section Modern Fashion American Eagle Outfitters – $$ Ann Taylor Petite  – $$, $$$ Anthropologie Petite  – $$$ (they define petite as skinny, NOT short) Aritzia – $ (don’t carry petite specific sizes, but runs short/small) Asos Petite – $ (online only) Banana Republic Petite – $$$ Bloomingdale’s Petite – $$$ Dress Barn Petite – $,$$ Express … Continue reading Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

Making Sure Your Tour Company Doesn’t Screw You When You Book a Safari: Real (Recent) Story

Last month my husband and I went on a two week holiday to Uganda. As the trip of a lifetime we decided to splurge and be fancy. We stayed at luxury lodges such as Baker’s Lodge that sits on the Nile with resident hippos, gourmet meals prepared by culinary artists and individual private bungalows. Since gorilla trekking was on my bucket list we decided to do … Continue reading Making Sure Your Tour Company Doesn’t Screw You When You Book a Safari: Real (Recent) Story

Vegetarians and Vegans Traveling in Montevideo, Uruguay

I visited Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, a small country nestled in between Brazil and Argentina. Like its neighbors, Montevideo is a meat-centric country. Beef, meat processing, fishing, and agriculture are amongst the country’s major industries. When I Googled “Top Things To Do in Montevideo” at least one item on every list was to try steak at _________ restaurant. Understandably, there’s VERY little info … Continue reading Vegetarians and Vegans Traveling in Montevideo, Uruguay

Boma Guesthouse; Great Place to Stay After Flight into Entebbe Airport, Uganda

Entebbe Airport is the only international airport in Uganda at the moment (there’s a proposed project to start building a new international airport near Kibale National Park). It’s a small airport with one terminal. When we arrived into Entebbe you head straight for immigration. This took about an hour and afterwards you collect your bags and head outside. It was all very seamless. Our driver … Continue reading Boma Guesthouse; Great Place to Stay After Flight into Entebbe Airport, Uganda

Traveling to/from Entebbe Airport, Uganda; Details That Are Nice to Know

Entebbe Airport is the only international airport in Uganda at the moment (there’s a proposed project to start building a new international airport near Kibale National Park). It’s a small airport with one terminal. It can get pretty hot inside the airport. There doesn’t seem to be air conditioning. Still I had my warm layer as I tend to get cold on planes. When we … Continue reading Traveling to/from Entebbe Airport, Uganda; Details That Are Nice to Know

Ladies: Long Haul Flights Carry-On List

Ladies, this post is totally for you and the items to pack in your carry-on for those long haul flights; including things to keep you entertained, fed, and feeling as fresh as possible. This article focuses on traveling light with items that are travel friendly. Below is a photo of what I typically carry in my carry on backpack for international flights. For your reference, … Continue reading Ladies: Long Haul Flights Carry-On List

Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

When you’re packing for a big trip like East Africa, there’s your gear, clothing, shoes and toiletries. When you go gorilla or chimp trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo there’s a set of items you’ll need. While packing your backpack, duffel bag or other luggage put your chimp and gorilla trekking gear in its own separate bag/packing cube. Then put that … Continue reading Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

Vegetarian and Vegan Traveler’s Survival Secrets

Traveling abroad while vegetarian and/or vegan can be challenging. Awareness of vegetarian and vegan diets is spreading across the globe and there are restaurants ranging from hole-in-the-wall cafes to fine dining that are entirely vegetarian or vegan. But on the flip side there are still restaurants that offer pretty limited vegan or vegetarian choices. This will continue to change over time. In all of my … Continue reading Vegetarian and Vegan Traveler’s Survival Secrets

Travel Hacks: Preparing For Your Return, BEFORE You Leave on Vacation

Part of traveling is returning home. It’s the harsh reality that eventually we have to get back to…reality. Americans especially, get less vacation time, compared to other countries, so maximizing time on vacation is often the priority. And that means less time to get re-settled, upon the return. You and/or your significant other, might have to get to work the next day. Your kids might … Continue reading Travel Hacks: Preparing For Your Return, BEFORE You Leave on Vacation