Hi everyone! Welcome to my travel blog. Here’s where you can keep up with me as I head off to Africa. I’ll record my travels and adventures (Internet permitting) as I set off on my van Tienhoven Award trip. (Picture the little plan crossing the map in dotted lines as Indiana Jones music plays.) Today I set out for NYC then hop to London then Johannesburg and make my first stop in Durban on Monday (Sunday your time) for a quick breather and some sightseeing. Then Tuesday (Mon. your time) it’s on to my real first destination–the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This blog will eventually take you to Johannesburg and then to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjoy the ride and tell me what you think in the comments!