• Hakuna Matata: Part Four

    Dena October 13, 2011

    Back at the Resort Early on we were warned about the “beach boys.” They were young Kenyan men that would troll the beach outside of the resort, selling their Kenyan goods — paintings, sea shells, bracelets. At low tide they would offer to take you…

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  • Hakuna Matata: Part Three

    Dena October 12, 2011

    On Being the Minority Kenya was a culture shock to me for many reasons. One of the most eye-opening aspects of the trip was the experience of being the minority for the first time in my life. Whether on campus at Kenyatta University or out…

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  • Hakuna Matata: Part Two

    Dena October 11, 2011

    By the time we finally arrived to the dormitories in Nairobi, we’d been traveling for a full day without sleep. Still, everyone was excited so we headed down to dinner (Kenyan food is the most delicious I’ve ever had — all of it). After dinner,…

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  • Hakuna Matata: Part One

    Dena October 10, 2011

    The Adventure Begins I was taking a required elective, World Geography, during my senior year of college. If it hadn’t been for that elective, I would have never been in the Science Building at all. (I was an English Major with a Creative Writing focus.)…

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  • Sugar Loaf Artisans Village

    Dena September 22, 2011

    A couple of weekends ago, I traveled into the little village of Sugar Loaf, New York for the day. It is one of my favourite places in the world. It is such a sweet village, bustling with shops full of handmade arts & crafts, antiques,…

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  • The Renaissance Faire

    Dena September 18, 2011

    Yesterday, I spent the day at one of my absolute favourite places—The Renaissance Faire! If you are not familiar, a Renaissance Faire is a recreation of a Renaissance or Medieval village. They are filled with costumed actors, crafts and games to give patrons the illusion…

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  • Food Diary: July & August

    Dena August 5, 2011

    It’s no secret that I love food, but what you may not know is that I also like to take pictures of it. As a part of my ongoing commitment to fitness, I’m sharing my favourite healthy culinary creations with ya’ll in a new Food…

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  • life lately…

    Dena July 30, 2011

    It’s been a quiet week around here, loves. As you can see, I’ve been too busy to blog. …Lots of riding carousels, cuddling with my nephew, swimming in the sea, eating delicious food, & drinking fruity drinks poolside! 😉 Ah, sweet summer vacation. Hope you…

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  • You can change or stay the same.

    Dena July 1, 2011

    Some of the best advice I’ve ever heard… For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there…

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