Travel Earbuds for Petite Women or Anyone With REALLY Small Ears

I recently flew on KLM Airlines from San Francisco to Uganda. It was really cool that they offered passengers complimentary headphones. They were the blue ones you see below, with the bubble ears (I don’t know what they’re actually called). But they didn’t stay in my ears. Am I the only petite woman with this problem? I have very small ears and I’ve tried several … Continue reading Travel Earbuds for Petite Women or Anyone With REALLY Small Ears

Indian Food in Montevideo, Uruguay

You wouldn’t think that there’d be Indian food in Uruguay as a very small country nestled in between Brazil and Argentina, both places that don’t have much of a South Asian diaspora. We learned that there are about 200 South Asians living in Montevideo. Most people arrived there to work or Tata Consulting which has an office in Montevideo. And on Saturdays they play cricket … Continue reading Indian Food in Montevideo, Uruguay

Detailed Information and Review of the Hyatt Centric, Montevideo, Uruguay

I recently stayed at the Hyatt Centric Montevideo for 9 nights. Today is day 5. It was October, so mid-spring in Uruguay. The temperate ranged from the high 60s to mid 70s and wavers between cloudy and sunny. When I write blog post reviews about accommodations I tend to be very detailed and specific. And I tend to write about details I’d like to know … Continue reading Detailed Information and Review of the Hyatt Centric, Montevideo, Uruguay

Women: Balancing Comfort and Photography Equipment While Traveling; Heavy DSLR Lenses and Mistakes I Made.

I made a pretty big mistake today. I rented an f2.8, 70-200mm lens for my Canon T6s and I literally couldn’t hold it up for more than a few minutes. It is SO heavy…5lb. to be exact. I’m going gorilla trekking in Uganda so I can’t rely on a monopod or tripod. I have to take something that I can carry and manage by myself … Continue reading Women: Balancing Comfort and Photography Equipment While Traveling; Heavy DSLR Lenses and Mistakes I Made.

How To Travel Within Uganda: Driving vs. Flying

If you’re planning a trip to Uganda for tourism, it’s more than likely that you’re going to visit some or all of these sites: Murchison Falls Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha area in Queen Elizabeth National Park Fort Portal area Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Kampala Lake Mburo Lake Bunyoni Ziwa National Park There are 10 national parks in Uganda. The most frequented by tourists are Bwindi, … Continue reading How To Travel Within Uganda: Driving vs. Flying

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