Feature: Insights from Ivan Musoke

Travel…

I don’t really get worked up about travelling. Typically. It’s usually a fairly straightforward routine. Pack at the last minute, feel bad about leaving my nearest and dearest back home as I go gallivanting across borders, then, finally trying to figure out how the heck I’m going to get to the airport. No one will tell you this, but you need someone you can rope into your small talk for that ride. You do not want to be pulled into a discussion about politics for two main reasons;

  • For all you care you, you’ve been saddled with an undercover government operative and that trip could just as easily be your last
  • 90% of the time, these conversations are in vernacular and do not have subtitles accompanying them

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Five essentials when planning a trip abroad

I am currently in the process of planning a trip abroad and if all goes according to plan, it will be a magnificent eight days touring four beautiful cities, with a close friend of mine.

Before I bask in the glory of this upcoming expedition however, there are a few hurdles I must overcome. Read on for the five essentials that I think are worth pointing out to anyone else out there that is planning a trip abroad. Continue reading

2017 travel goals

It’s the perfect time to take stock of 2016 as well as plan for 2017 and all in all, there is so much to be thankful for, and so much to look forward to as well.

First off, I’m definitely thankful that Khukyenda was born. Three months, thirteen blog posts and a Facebook page later, I’m glad this blog is in existence. What started out of sheer curiosity and boredom has begun to open doors and create opportunities for me to develop one of my great passions, as well as meet and interact more with like minded people (that would be you) and the best part – have an awesome time! Khukyenda is looking forward to so much this year, and I’ve jotted just three 2017 travel goals below. Continue reading

Saving for travel

December is here, and many of us are still consulting the bank to find out if we will really be able to afford December as someone put it. From the parties, to the gift giving, to the wedding meetings, to the family gatherings…the list goes on.

Made any travel plans? Saved up for them?

I’m personally still in the process of trying to figure it all out. From negotiating a day or two off work to finding like-minded adventure companions (anyone interested in visiting Karamoja for 3 nights? holla!), to “consulting the bank” and putting money aside.

Beyond December, if we are going to swim in every ocean, travel abroad and many other things, saving for travel is paramount. Here are a few quick suggestions or tips on saving for travel that come to my mind. Continue reading

How to create time for travel

I’ve been thinking long and hard about this one. Mostly because, how does one really create time for travel, or anything for that matter? – It’s more about making the most of the time that we do have and in this case, purposefully prioritizing travel within the given time limitations that might exist (think about those fixed annual leave days that cannot be negotiated or everyday responsibilities that can’t be overlooked).

I’m guessing that if you’re reading this though, you do want to travel more, and I’m positive that you and I both can make this happen. Read on for my suggestions on how to “create” time for travel. Continue reading

Five things you need to know about camping in the wild

On my recent Lake Mburo trip, I was presented the opportunity to camp and spend the night in a tent for the very first time. I’ve always loved the luxury of staying in a comfortable and cozy hotel room when traveling so this was an experience completely out of my comfort zone – literally.

As usual, I looked out for the lessons that I could take away from this experience and what I could share with you about camping. More so, camping in the wild. Continue reading