Author Archives: deonne

Writer, Scamper, and mom to Sam the Wonder Pup. Based in Taos, New Mexico and on a mission to see every U.S. National Park. Unabashed fan of '80s power ballads and crossword puzzles.
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What’s stopping you from doing what you love?

I did something brand new (for me, at least) yesterday.

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Rhino, but…

Ngorongoro Crater National Park is a must if you’re in Tanzania – you know, if you just happen to be in the neighborhood – and here are a few reasons why:

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The Birds (But Not the Hitchcock Kind)

Sure, African mammals are wonderful, but let’s give the birds of Tanzania some love, shall we?

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The Many Moods of Hippo

Or at least three.

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Milk, Blood, Meat

Or, three reasons why I’d make a terrible Maasai.

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Elephants at Play in Tarangire

Our trip to Tanzania included a few rare sightings, and this one was something even our tour guide was taking photos of.

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Dining with a Leopard in the Serengeti

I’m back! What an amazing experience Tanzania was, and I’m excited to share it with you. I’m just getting over jet lag and a post-trip cold, but I thought I’d start us off with a bang and share one of the most special moments from the safari: dining with a leopard in the Serengeti.

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Ten Thousand Miles to Tanzania

That’s how far I’m flying next week to get to that East African country, home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and the Maasai people.

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Not the Best Kiss I’ve Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

And not that I need help with the gift of gab, but I got a booster when I kissed the Blarney Stone.

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Walking With the Dead And Everyone Else At Glendalough

I didn’t want to get annoyed, but I was.

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