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On Safari: If Africa’s Animals Were Motivational Speakers

On Safari in Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

A few life lessons we picked up from the animals of Tanzania’s big safari parks: Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Includes a slideshow of our favorite Tanzania safari photos.When we humans observe animals and their behavior, we’re often tempted to anthropomorphize them, ascribing to them our human qualities. The zebra “wears” stripes, the cheetah … [Read more...]

Climb Kilimanjaro: Equipment and Preparation

At Uhuru Peak at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

How do I prepare for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro? What equipment will I need?No shortage of digital ink has been spilled on this topic. Even so, every article we’ve read seemed to be missing a little something.Based on our Kilimanjaro climb experience, here are the nuts and bolts of what an average, ordinary hiker will need for a Kilimanjaro climb. We'll … [Read more...]

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: Day by Day

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Poa kichizi kama ndizi. -- Swahili for “Crazy cool like a banana,” the most appropriate response to “How are you?” while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.So we climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and shared some of the life lessons we learned along the way. But what did the climb look like? How did it feel? … [Read more...]

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Life Lessons from the Top of Africa

Glaciers at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

A few ideas on how walking up a big pile of volcanic rocks in Africa can teach you something about life.For some, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is another check box on a “to do” list. For me it turned out to be a journey -- in its own way, an epic exercise in achievement.Like any journey of significance, themes emerged. Somewhere beyond Kilimanjaro’s … [Read more...]

Tanzania: My 7th Continent, A Mountain to Climb

kilimanjaro

This is a story of an old legal pad, a mountain in Africa, and a distant dream of shooting an honest game of golf under 90.Tucked deep inside a cardboard box in Prague, Czech Republic, there’s a half-torn crumpled piece of yellow legal pad paper that reads somewhere in the middle, scribbled in blue ballpoint: “Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.” … [Read more...]