In conjunction with the amazing people at Baz Bus and Livingstone Trails, I will be traveling the amazing country of South Africa including a safari through Kruger National Park from April 9 to May 20! If internet is available, I will be posting daily, sharing all the magnificent scenery and wildlife I encounter. Baz Bus is a great affordable company to travel with, as they pick-up and drop-off at hostels across the South African coastline, with one-way or roundtrip tickets available. The full route (which I will be traveling), gives you the option of visiting over 40 different cities, towns and villages and you pick the hostels out of more than 180 choices. And the best part? there’s no time limit to travel, so stroll along at your own pace! (Here’s a great little map of the areas I’ll be blogging from). Livingstone Trails is a fabulous company that also offers super affordable safari tours with different options and lengths from 4 days to 18; trips are available as add-ons to a Baz Bus hop-on hop-off ticket with a savings attached when booked together. Livingstone will also work with you and build a tour for you and a small group, so contact them for any specialized safari desires.
I’m super excited about this opportunity to work with two amazing companies!!
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About The Roaming Bean (109 Articles)
You're probably wondering what the heck is a "Roaming Bean"... Given that I am clearly not a Bean, and my name is Jen, what gives with this Bean thing, right? A friend of mine called me JenBean as a child, and it kinda stuck. Actually, it really stuck... even my license plate says Jenbean. And seeing as I have this grand lust to wander the world, The Roaming Bean seemed suitable.
I've changed my career path more times than I have my underwear (minus all the times I've gone commando).... from animating, to forensic pathology, to international business, to fashion marketing and even to my wonderful and favorite of the bunch, degree in culinary arts, nothing kept my attention. Nothing was fun enough to do every day for the rest of my life. I mean, even though I cooked for celebrities in the heart of Hollywood, CA, why the hell would I want to sweat my ass off in a ridiculously HOT kitchen for most of the day and go home smelling like beef and onions? And the chef hat?? Do you know what that did to my hair?? Enter traveling....
The rainy day I descended down the tower of Notre Dame in Paris, gripping on to the railing for dear life so not to slip and tumble to an early death from the torrential down pour that was causing a small flood in the stairwell, my life changed. When I safely made it to the ground, legs shaky from an apparent lack of fitness it requires to walk up and down 387 steep stairs, I realized my hands were stained a delightful copper color from the rusted hand rail I had so dearly clung to. Desperate to get the icky stuff off my supple hands, and no running water in sight, I did what any other hopeless idiot would have done: I washed my hands in the nearest Parisian gutter. It was that moment that changed my life... I threw away my hair dryer, my rolling luggage and my dignity. I let my hair go natural, I bought a back pack and I CAMPED through Europe for a month and a half. Yes my friends, I crossed over into a savage traveling beast.
Ok, a lot of people travel that way. But I didn't. And I'm so incredibly thankful for that rainy day in Paris that made me realize the world is a pretty sweet place. That realization led me on a quest; a quest to get out there, see things, soak up some local culture and eat my way around the world (with minimal food-related illnesses, such as but not limited to raging diarrhea).
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