Coronavirus Ends Dreams to Hike Entire 2,200-Mile Appalachian Trail

Alexandra Eagle and Jonathan Hall will not be able to complete their goal of hiking the entire stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Sarah Blake Morgan / Associated PressSkift Take: Even the remote stretches of the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail aren't enough to assuage concerns about the pandemic. The trail was closed last week, ending the ambitions of hikers looking to go the distance. — Tom Lowry Read the Complete Story On Skift

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What to expect on an East African Safari?

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Contiki. All thoughts and opinions are mine. In January 2020 we got the opportunity to travel on Contiki’s East Africa Safari, a 12 day adventure through Kenya and Tanzania. Growing up with the Lion King as one my favourite childhood movies, I always dreamed of seeing these animals in the wild and this was the perfect trip to achieve that. Nairobi, Kenya We started off our adventures at the Jacaranda Hotel in Kenya’s Capital and largest city, Nairobi. We flew in two nights earlier since we knew, coming from Western Canada, our jet lag would be pretty rough. We were correct, and very glad we had a couple days to recover and relax before heading out on our tour. It also gave us a chance to pick up a local...

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