Review of Out of Africa by Karen Blixen

Out of Africa Review

Title: Out of Africa Author: Isak Dinesen (pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) Year Published: 1937 Places Explored: Kenya, especially Nairobi and the Ngong Hills area My Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ Review: I knew basically from the iconic first line, “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of Ngong Hills”, that I would enjoy this book and I’m so glad I read it! The basic outline … Continue reading Out of Africa Review

The Gringa Guide to Havana

I had a great time in Cuba, and my friend Madison and I always took note of things to add to our “Gringa Guide to Havana” while we were there, so I thought it would be good to write down some advice for women traveling to my favorite city! Gringa vs. Yuma First off, let’s get something straight. In Cuba, you’re not a gringa, you’re a yuma. … Continue reading The Gringa Guide to Havana

Random Thoughts on Solo Travel

Solo Travel and especially, Female Solo Travel are some super big buzzwords in the travel industry of late, so I thought I’d put in my two cents. I’ve never gone on a trip completely alone, but I’ve definitely spent time alone while traveling, flown alone to visit people, and in general spent lots of time going it solo while traveling, especially after my Cuba trip. … Continue reading Random Thoughts on Solo Travel

Inspiring Quotes from 30 Female Explorers and Adventurers

In honor of Women’s History Month this year, I decided to compile a list of inspiring quotes from female explorers and adventurers from history. I’ve finally finished and the month of March is almost over. It took a lot longer than I thought–I’d planned on doing 10 or 12 quotes but then I kept finding more fascinating women, and I finally had to stop at … Continue reading Inspiring Quotes from 30 Female Explorers and Adventurers