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Route Through Malawi

Route Through Malawi

Here is the route of my trip from the Tanzania/Malawi Songwe Border through Malawi to Mchinji/Chipata Boder with Zambia: A Songwe Border to B Chitimba Camp – 135kms, this is perfect tar but driving is limited at 80kms per hour and often slower due to the number...
Route Through Tanzania

Route Through Tanzania

Here is the route of my trip from Arusha across to Lake Tanganyika and down to Malawi (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Nairobi (blue) to Arusha (red) – 170 miles (5 hours, great road, border crossing easy) Arusha to Tabora (green) –...
The Interactive Route Map is now live!!

The Interactive Route Map is now live!!

For the best part of a year I have been working on a way to create an interactive map that would help bring my journey to life. I wanted a way to combine my actual route map (made from satellite tracking points every 10 minutes on the road for over 6 months and...
Departure

Departure

After several long days of carting boxes and furniture down thirty-one floors, driving them across three cities, and struggling to wedge everything into our storage unit, we are officially out of our apartment and mere hours away from departure. Arranging our exodus...
Route Kampala to Bwindi, Uganda

Route Kampala to Bwindi, Uganda

Here is the route of my trip from Kampala to Jinja, to Bwindi (Gorillas) and back to Kampala (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Kampala (blue) to Jinja (red) – 50 miles (1.5 hours easy driving) – see my rafting post here Jinja to Bwindi Gorillas...
Route Nairobi to Crash Site, Kenya

Route Nairobi to Crash Site, Kenya

Here is the route of my trip from Nairobi to the crash site (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Nairobi (blue) to Naivasha (red) – 58 miles (1.5 hours, beautiful escarpment road) – see post here Naivasha to Narok (green) – 80 miles (2 hours good...

Route Mombasa to Nairobi, Kenya

Here is the route of my trip from Mombasa to Nairobi (you can move the map around by clicking and holding) Mombasa (blue) to Diani Beach (red) – 23 miles (1 hour due to Likoni Ferry) – see post here Diani Beach to Tsavo East (green) – 144 miles (5 hours through the...
Exploring Baja California’s Wine Country

Exploring Baja California’s Wine Country

Just a two hour drive from the South Bay there is an incredibly fertile valley that produces some of the finest wines imaginable. Breathtaking views abound at every turn from tall mountains to rolling hills covered with vineyards year round. Wineries of every price...

The Plan, or Lack Thereof

“How do geese know when to fly to the sun?  Who tells them the seasons?  How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on?  As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go...
The Great Game Expedition Begins

The Great Game Expedition Begins

After 20 months of planning and preparing the trip the time has arrived to begin. The final weeks were hectic and stressful just getting to the start line. But I got there with a load of help from my support team, advisers, helpers and friends. It was truly a team...

Less than nine weeks…

The last two months! Getting stressed over the last things that need to be done, but also getting excited over almost leaving. We can see the finish line of the preparation stage and can start to look forward to setting off. I must say that I start to look forward to...