Photo Diary: #SafariProblems

Here’s another photo update from Tanzania. In case you missed it, click here to check out yesterday’s recap.

Had to wear a head lamp to give myself a manicure last night… #SafariProblems (I should have taken my own adivice!)


We were here.


Maasai warriors…


We stopped for bananas on the side of the road… Yum!


On safari… Nothing beats this moment.


We stocked up on some lovely libations…


All in all we had a really great day on safari! I’ve always wanted to come to Africa (remember it was on my 2012 to do list?) and so far this trip is completely blowing my mind. Everything is so beautiful and everyone is so kind. I can’t wait to share more photos with you…

What’s your dream destination? Would you say you prefer adventure travel or relaxing retreats? I definitely like a little bit of both :-)

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    Looks like you are having a great time! Thanks for sharing more photos:) I like more relaxing retreats but a little bit of both is nice too! My dream destination is to go stay somewhere in a cabin in a woodsy area. Not sure on exact location but staying in a cabin has always sounded so fun!

  • Sarah Heckle

    Your trip looks amazinggg! Going on a safari is one of my travel dreams. Post more pics, please! :)


    Whitney Port tribal blouse = my new outfit post!

  • Jessica Galfo

    I want to go to Africa so bad!

  • Tara Gray

    That headlamp is so cool!! Where can I get one?

  • Stephanie Carlsen

    It looks like you are having a great time! I love your headlamp! I had the same one for my trip to Southeast Asia.

  • gatorgirl7

    Costa Rica–and I JUST got back :) Nothing beats a vacation that you’ve ALWAYS wanted to go on. Definitely one of my favorite places in the world. We did the best mix of relaxing and adventurous stuff. I even got to check bungee jumping off my list!

  • karly goins

    I’ve always wanted to go to Africa, but think Greece is top on my to-do list. The food, the people, the weather, yes please :)

  • Shellz

    Good for u! that head lamp is preeee cool!!

  • Chen Ben-Shoshan

    looks amazing!

    please follow my fashion blog :-)

  • fashionsontop

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! Also that head lamp is so cool!:)

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    Looks like you’re having such a good time. I can’t wait to visit Africa one day!

    XO Kelley

  • Emily Hanson

    My number one place I really want to go is Ireland (have been since I was little). And I def prefer a relaxing vacation, but a little adventure is always nice :)

  • Camille

    My dream destination is definitely Paris, but lately I’ve been interested in Central/South America. I prefer adventure travel because I love being outdoors…ziplining in Brazil or Costa Rica would be a dream come true!

  • Jennifer Sellen

    I would have to say my dream vacation would be to New York during the christmas/new year’s time. I love all the decorations and the feeling in the air. I’ve been to Mexico 3 times and Hawaii once so I think i’m kinda worn out on beach vacations. Someday I would love to go to Disney World maybe Europe. I am a disneyland fanatic… haha Disneyland in Paris would be cool to see (I think that’s where it is…)

  • Beth P

    I’ve already been to Kenya on safari so that was definitely a dream come true, but I really want to go to Bali next!! P.S. Love these photo recaps, they are so fun!

  • Maria Rosa Herrera

    id like to go to scotland and ireland they are on my LIfe to do list . At my pace i dont think im gonna make it never. But im glad u are having fun over there!! good luck and take care with solar protection!!!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Thanks for keeping us updated on your Tanzanian Trip!! I’m lovin’ these pics!

    My dream vacations involve a good mix of adventure & relaxation. I like to have a “”loose itinerary””. I don’t like going places with people or where people have planned out the entire trip to the minute. Sometimes the best parts of a vacation are in between the details, you know? I would love to go to Tanzania, too– being that my mom went with her family when she was younger & loved it. I’ve also always want to go to Greece and Jamaica, since my ancestry is partially from there. I’ve been to Barbados (my dad is from there) and it’s absolutely beautiful. I also liked London, England, b/c of the different foods & British Museum of Natural History. I’ve also wanted to go to Mexico and California!

  • Tiffany Tam

    I’m so jealous of you! My dream vacation has always been the Safari in Africa! I agree, a little bit of adventure and a little bit of beach relaxation is the best vacation.

  • Emmeline Staelens

    I really want to go to the united states.. :-) (for starters California or NY)

    Actually, I want to visit most of the countries in the world!

    And I also like to do a little bit of both when I’m on holiday

  • Haleigh Conard

    Ah! So jealous Lauren! My college anatomy professor was from Tanzania and was telling me all this crazy stuff that used to (may still?) go on there. A lot of people supposedly believe in witchdoctors and thought that the albino limbs (the limbs of albino PEOPLE) had special powers…. therefore, endangering the albino population. I could go on and on– but it was crazy stuff! Hope you have a blast!


  • Kellie Norton

    Your photos are awesome! I have always wanted to go on safari, a zoo just isn’t cutting it anymore πŸ˜‰ I think sometimes I need a little relaxation for a vacation but then again I sometimes need that little adventure to have a little fun :-) I’ve always wanted to travel to Africa but mostly I really want to visit Australia, it just sounds so lovely!

  • Vivien Harmat

    I love places where I can relax and at the same time I can see sights and do something I don’t usually do :)

  • Kelly Burt

    I definitely like both adventure and relaxing retreats. My dream places to visit right now would be Paris and Italy :)

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  • Alexandra Dadisman

    I love that you gave yourself a manicure while on a safari lol!

    I’d love to do a tropical destination like Hawaii, but I also love to go to cities with lots of history and culture to learn.


    Adventures with Alexandra

  • Winnie

    relaxing! i’ve been lucky enough to have two of my dream vacations! greece and bali. i’m not done yet though. i would like to go to bora bora. i will be saving up for a while for that one. have fun on the rest of your vacation!

  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    So amazing! Would love to go on a safari.

  • Kiwi

    You are such a lucky girl to be able to go to Africa! My two dream destinations would be Greece and like you Africa! Im an such a traveler and love to see others cultures and lives. Mybe just someday I can make my dreams come true…

  • Stacie Christopoulos

    Lauren, you should have brought a set of Jamberry Nail Shields with you! They are vinyl nail wraps that require zero dry time and last up to 2 week son nails and 6 weeks on toes!

  • Liesl

    I love relaxing retreats, like a nice resort by the beach. THAILAND is my absolute favorite vacation spot!

    I grew up in Africa, so I’ve had my fair share of adventure already! I’m glad you are having such an amazing time there.

    Liesl xxx

  • Giselle Escamilla

    Oh man that must been a nice trip! So jealous!!!

  • Leanne

    I like a bit of both. Last trip I did was Thailand and we divided our time between climbing cliffs and lying on the most beautiful of beaches.

    Love from South Africa

  • PavlynGirls

    Love your photo diaries, Lauren! Hope you’re having lots of fun!

  • Tha Manalive

    Lauren is gorgeous. She reminds me of a young Carmen Electra.

  • Serena Concato

    Dear Lauren, I’m a huge fan of you. I’m from Italy , I follow you since Laguna Beach and I bought from US all your books (love them!)

    I was so excited when I read that you were in Tanzania, cause I’ve been there 4 times, and I was waiting to know more from your experience. We have had several common experience , the safari is awsome and I’m in love with Sparletta too :) , but I was a little bit disappointed that you never mentioned people from there.

    You show us a typical tourist trip, and you take a picture just of the eccentric Masai. Africa is beautifull also for the normal people who lives there.

    Tanzania is one of the poorest country of the continent and the one who suffer more for the HIV disease. Infact I went there 4 times with my father, who is a biologist, to volunteer in the Village of Hope of Dodoma.

    I don’t want to do a lecture to you, but I would like to know if you realized where you where, out of your lodge and out of parks.

    Love you and respect you, Serena

  • Jennika Virhia

    Loving the pics Lauren – to go on Safari in Tanzania was one my dreams and I was lucky to be able to do it in 2010 – in the Ngorogoro crater – breath-taking experience.

    Are they really Masaai tho? I thought they normally wore red…

  • Imke Sickert

    i like a bit of adventure but also relaxing on vacation. the main reason for going on vacation is often to take some time out, but i also love to discover different places. if you’re going somewhere far away, you need to do something special!

  • Kelly Ross

    I like both. Love all the pics. Hope your have lots of FUN!!!!

  • Claudia Merrill

    Amazing trip! :) My favourite place in the world is Paris. I never get bored of it! x

  • Samanda Stap

    ahhhhh! I’m from South Africa, currently living in Australia and I miss sperletta stoney’s!!!!

    P.S. the photos are amazing! Please keep them coming :)

  • Suzy Zhang

    my dream vacation would be to go to europe :)

  • Martin M

    So wonderful pictures..thanks for sharing all of your moments with us!

  • Emilie

    Your photos are awesome and it looks like you had heaps of fun!

    xo Emilie

    ps check out my blog @

  • Jennifer Orr

    Tanzania was also my first African trip, and those Tangawizi are so good!!

  • xitlaliC

    wooow I’ve never been to Africa… but with your pictures, it sure is tempting… my dream vacation was Japan :) I fell in love with the country it was on my bucket list… things to do before turning 30, thankfully I was able to fulfill it… now I’m thinking where to go next :)

  • The Single Diaries

    I’ve always been more of a relaxing retreat girl, but I love exploring cities. Maybe someday I will have the courage to be a little more adventurous.




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