BONDING WITH TIMBO IN SOUTH AFRICA

One of the optional tours was an excursion where we could interact and ride with elephants.  None of us had ever done this, so we jumped on board right away.  We were all excited, and a little nervous.  We walked into the venue to see five large elephants all lined up in a row, with…

A SAFARI IN KRUGER PARK

Our wake up call was set for 4:30 am, which meant that someone would pound on our door until we responded.  But we were wide awake by the time they even arrived.  Today was the day that we got to go into Kruger Park to see the animals!  All of us were beside ourselves.  We…

16 HOURS TO SOUTH AFRICA

Almost a year ago to the day, Tony and I were finishing up our six-week sabbatical in Eastern Europe.  Towards the end of the trip, Tony told me, “I had so, so much fun on this trip!  But I think on our next one, I’d like to do something a little more adventurous and not…

BIG SHOES

Let me paint a picture for you. Your favorite band is coming to town in a few weeks. You splurge and spend twice as much on tickets as you should…but it’s a once in a lifetime show and you haven’t seen them in 17 years.  You get to the show in plenty of time to…

HAWAII – PART 1 – NICOLE & ME

  People ask me all the time – what is your favorite part of travelling? It’s a great question that I don’t have just one answer for. I love the adventure, and figuring out different cultures and people. I love seeing and experiencing things for the first time. And this past week, I realized that…

BELIZE – THE END

We were in San Ignacio, just nine miles from the Guatemalan border.  I had read that many tourists and expats would frequent a town just across the border – Melchor de Mencos – as food, water, and other necessities were drastically cheaper.  There was a small exit fee at the Belize border (about $18) and…