Travel

Zambian Detour: Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Livingstone Now, how to get to Livingstone? To hitch or not to hitch? In Choma all of the other volunteers suggester I hitch as well, apparently this isn’t a new phenomenon. Not quite convinced of my own capabilities as an independent hitcher just yet, I opted to take the bus. A $10  set back that I felt I could live with.  Livingstone is one of the southern most towns in Zambia bordering Zimbabwe. The Zambezi […]

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The Mother Collector

FAQ of the Year: Why are you starting your Round the World Fare in South Africa? Aren’t you from Texas?   This is a tough question to answer without saying, “I love it here, end of story.” In the early stages of planning this trip from home a few months ago I wasn’t  ready to commit to ending my journey in Texas. I’m not  so sure I’ll want this trip to end in a years […]

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Backpacks on Packs on Packs

YC might have Racks…but I’ve got Backpacks! Backpacks and Packing Materials   Thinking like a minimalist, I started out with the Osprey Kestrel and was way in over my head. It was great in South America, but I didn’t have room for ANY extra stuff. Determined to pack light, I brought it to South Africa and quickly realized that it wasn’t going to work out. I moved on to the Vaude Cimone 55 + 8 […]

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Where in the World is NavigatingNikki?

My Route Around the World Ok people, I know it looks like I scribbled blue crayon all over a map with my eyes closed. I’ll do my best to be as detailed as possible in explaining the mess above this text. There’s  a disclaimer though: As a sincere vagabond, all plans are tentative, and most certainly will change. Take these statements with a grain of salt, know that the wind may blow me elsewhere…and probably […]

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Who Is This Nikki Chick?

Welcome to NavigatingNikki and thanks for stoping by! You have now entered the alternate universe that is my world. In short, I’m a Texas bred brown skinned educated adventurer who LOVES to have a good time. I attempted, and survived (more or less) the nine-to-five lifestyle just long enough to save for a trip around the world, and now I’m doing it! This site is a window into my world, the far flung places I […]

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