Packing for Various Regions of Long-term Journey in One Suitcase

In one month I was in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. That's a lot to pack all in one rolling suitcase especially since I didn't want to take a large one, and decided on a medium. Add in blogging gear, and I'm pretty limited on space/weight allowance. Here is my itemized list for packing

Luxury Guide to Cape Town

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

Luxury Guide to Marrakech

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. For more

A Luxury Guide to Nairobi

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if you'd

3 Ugandan Orphans that Changed My Life

It was December in Uganda and the kids at boarding school came home for winter break. The couple running the NGO ­St. Nicholas Uganda Children’s Fund thought it’d be a great idea for me to meet a few of the Ugandan orphans they help put in school. The organization is incredible and they get these kids

My Daily Life in Uganda: Terrorism, Corruption, and lots of LOVE.

This post is a little long-winded and touches on probably too many topics to put in one post, but it has been sitting in my draft folder for too long and I know that I'll never get it just right. I've decided to share it with all it's faults- it's a little about the variety

Cooking Ugandan Dishes

I spent five awe-inspiring weeks in Lugala, a village near the Capital (Kampala) of Uganda. Other than volunteering at the local hospital and finding adventure rafting the Nile River and bungee jumping, I met three girls who changed my life: Becky, Hilda, and Gladys, and they taught me the skill of cooking Ugandan dishes. Thanks

An American Nurse in a Ugandan Hospital

Although I didn't go to Uganda for the purpose of hospital volunteering, while I was there, I spent a few days a week volunteering at the local hospital Holy Cross Orthodox, in a nearby village, Namugoona. Early in the morning, I’d ride a bota bota there, sidesaddle, for about a dollar. It was a unique