Many people think the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa. However, the Cape of Good Hope is actually the Southwestern-most tip of Africa. Sorry to burst your bubble, if you’re like me when you get there, you’ll picture yourself on a map and think, “whaaaatt? crazy!” The actual southern tip of Africa is Cape Aghulas. It’s not as touristy as the Cape … Continue reading Visiting The ‘Southern’ Tip of Africa
After my experience in Vic Falls with my DSLR, I spent a lot of time to make sure I was prepared to protect my DSLR in Costa Rica. The main issue to be aware of there is humidity. The drastic change in temperature between your hostel/hotel room and outside, causes condensation. Condensation leads to mold and that’s really hard to get out of the camera … Continue reading Using Your DSLR in Humid Environments
The answer is a resounding yes! As with many major waterfalls that are on the border of two counties, there’s a side with better views and there’s a side where you can get closer. The Brasilian side offers stunning views and the Argentinian side is where you can get really close. I visited over two days and took my time as visiting Foz do Iguacu … Continue reading Worth it to Visit the Brasil AND Argentinian sides of Iguacu Falls?
I’m chasing the Earth’s waterfalls so I was ecstatic to visit the mighty Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border, last year. I underestimated the power of the spray at the falls and made a few mistakes: I didn’t have a water/protective cover for my DSLR I didn’t have a waterproof backpack Didn’t wear waterproof clothes/poncho ….so my camera and I were soaked. I quickly took … Continue reading Water Damage is Real: Death of a DSLR
I got my first taste of travel when my parents basically forced me onto a plane to study abroad for a year in Australia. It was my senior year of undergrad, I wanted to spend it with my friends. But fate was on my side because despite my reservations, I went. As soon as I landed, I called my parents and said, “why didn’t you send … Continue reading The 4 Most Important Things I’ve Learned from Traveling Solo