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Africa: Serengeti, Tanzania – An ‘Out of Africa’ Experience at The Kirawira Serena Luxury Camp

Trip Report Serengeti, Tanzania & The Kirawira Serena Luxury Camp If Robinson Crusoe were stranded in the middle of Africa, The Kirawira Serena Luxury Camp is what I’d picture he’d build. Located in Western Serengeti, 334km from Arusha the main climbing hub for Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Kirawira is the epitome of a classic ‘Out of Africa’ luxury safari camp.The 25 widely spaced ...
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The Maroon Bells Traverse – Summit Report

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ~ Jack Kerouac On Thursday, July 16, 2015, my buddy, Dr. Jon Kedrowski and I hiked and climbed the infamous and deadly Maroon Bells Traverse. Nearly 4,850 ft. in elevation gains, 9.5-miles round trip with class 5 climbing on ...
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Adventure Packing: Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ by Payge McMahon

“Every girl should have a passport.” ~ Mom True words from a wise woman  You never know what exciting adventures tomorrow has in store.  So be ready! Top 5 Adventure Must Haves by Payge McMahon for Wigwam Mills Every adventure is different. Depending on where you are going, what activity, for how long, time of year, expected weather etc., what you pack ...
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NGA: Traversing Costa Rica by Foot, Bike, and Paddle by Payge McMahon

“I forgot to pack my underwear, but I brought a headlamp!” said Winnie. By now we had known each other five days. We were in a remote, Costa Rican jungle and I couldn’t help but laugh at my new Swedish friend and expedition mate. Her parents named her after the loveable children’s character and bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. It was appropriate.  Adventurous ...
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