Stacy Leigh

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Visit Malawi: Zomba Forest Lodge

Zomba Forest Lodge is a peaceful, secluded hideaway on the side of the Zomba Plateau. This small, off-grid lodge with its incredible food, variety of hikes, and laid-back vibe makes it one of our favorite places in Malawi.

Visit Malawi: Casa Rossa

Casa Rossa has earned its place as a Zomba, Malawi icon. Nestled at the foot of the plateau, and serving up some of the best Italian food you’ll find anywhere, the renovated old British colonial home is just as inviting as its friendly owners, Mark and Sylvia.

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Paștele Morților (Easter of the Dead)

The Sunday and Monday after Easter are very special days in Moldova — Paștele Morților, which means the Easter of the Dead. It’s also called Paștele Blajinilor, or Memorial Easter.

Visiting Bandelier National Monument with Kids

Bandelier is an incredibly kid-friendly place, with trails for all ages and abilities, including a short one that hits most of the sites and even allows you to climb up into some of the old alcoves.

Hike Malawi: Ntonya Mountain

Our family loves a good day hike, and Ntonya mountain has been on our list for a long time. It’s challenging, but short, and offers gorgeous views of the surrounding area (if it isn’t cloudy and/or raining).

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An Itinerary for 2 Perfect Days in Istanbul

We had the opportunity to spend two days in Istanbul on our way to another destination, and it was the perfect amount of time necessary to see the main sites of this fascinating historical city.

The zomba plateau sits over the town of zomba, Malawi, green and beautiful, with a blue sky and fluffy white clouds above

5 Reasons to Make Malawi Your Next International Destination

Malawi is a small country in southern Africa that many people have never even heard of, but it has so much to offer! With a diversity of landscapes, and much fewer tourists than more popular African destinations, Malawi is an up and coming travel destination that you won’t want to miss.

Visit Malawi: Blue Zebra Island Lodge

We have twice now been to Blue Zebra Island Lodge on Nankoma Island in Lake Malawi, and both times we absolutely loved it! It has been, without question, our favorite place we’ve stayed in Malawi.