How to Spend a Day in Antananarivo, Madagascar

The last stop of my most recent trip, which took me to Mauritius with SPG Amex before heading to Reunion Island for 24 hours, followed by fantastic Nosy Be, was to Antananarivo, Madagascar. This was my second time in Tana as everyone refers to it. There is not a whole lot to love about Tana […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Nosy Be, Madagascar

I had been itching to go to Nosy Be ever since my first trip to Madagascar back in 2010. I wasn’t able to go at that time but I always mentally noted that I wanted to get there at some point. As luck would have it, I was down in Mauritius with SPG Amex on […]


In order to travel to every country in the world, you need to have a few things fall your way. There’s a reason less than 100 people have ever accomplished this feat. You need time, money, inclination, motivation and a little bit of luck to fall your way. Sometimes you need help; you need Journeymakers. […]

Marrakech is a Must Visit for Travelers

Marrakech, Morocco is one of those places that a traveler has to go at some point in their lives. There is an almost mythical, ancient Tuareg connotation to the name and the modern day city is both what you’d expect and also completely different. Marrakech has an old core that really hasn’t changed too much […]

5 Awesome Things To Do in Aswan and Abu Simbel

On my seventh trip to Egypt I finally made it all the way down to Aswan and Abu Simbel. This trip had been years in the making as each prior visit I had always gone elsewhere in Egypt saying next time. This time was next time and I couldn’t have had a better experience. There […]

How to Spend 24 Hours in Cairo

Cairo is one of the worlds oldest and most historically fascinating cities. It possesses some of the worlds most cherished artifacts and the only true standing wonder of the world. Cairo is also a filthy cesspool with the worlds worst traffic and touts that will not leave you alone. Most people go to Cairo to […]

Madagascar’s Limestone Labyrinth

I don’t normally do posts like this but this trip is so cool (and I am very jealous) that I had to do a quick blurb about it. I also want to support a couple of my friends and fellow Kensington Tours Explorers in Residence as they attempt the first ever expedition to the remote […]

9 Places to Stay in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is one of the best cities in the world, without a doubt. I have been to Cape Town at least 10 times. There are hundreds of places to stay, if not thousands and I have stayed at a fair amount of them over the years. So I have decided to mentioned […]

Mount Kilimanjaro Slideshow

Watch our Mount Kilimanjaro Slideshow and enjoy a great song by Angels and Airwaves called “The Adventure”! I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa from August 28, 2006 – September 2, 2006. One of my best friends, Jake, and I scaled the highest summit in Africa and to this day it is one of the […]

Why Africa is my Favorite Continent: Part 1 North Africa

Africa is so big that I have decided to do a series of short summaries and photographs on the different regions of Africa over a few weeks. The first in the series is North Africa. Africa. The Dark Continent. Often times, mistaken for a single country, including former Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Africa is […]