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Travels

Blue Whales and the Straits of Gibraltar

After five monotonous sea days on the cruise ship, Vision of the Seas, we made land in the Azores Islands. We disembarked as quickly as we could…and boarded a smaller boat. The Futirisimo took us on our quest for dolphins and whales. I can’t say it was the best whale watching experience I’ve ever had … Continue reading »

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Through the Kingdom of Neptune

After being at sea between Galveston and San Juan, we were happy to be on land for two days in a row. I fell in love with St. Thomas, to the point I had Curtis checking out flights for a future trip. This would be a great island to spend a few low-key weeks.

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Planning Our Epic Mediterranean Trip

I went to visit my friend Lois last year. Not too long after I walked in the door I said “I want to take a repositioning cruise!” She said ok and that she also wanted to spend a month on the French Riviera. So began our plan for our Mediterranean trip. By the time I … Continue reading »

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Why Would Anyone Want to Go to Croatia?

Our (Much Too Short) Stay on the Istrian Peninsula   I can’t tell you how many times we were asked this question while we were planning our trip to Croatia. I suppose people from the states still associate Croatia with the Yugoslav wars. In reality, there is very little to remind you of the war … Continue reading »

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Border Crossings In The Balkans

Prior to our trip to the Balkans, we had heard some of the border crossings could be difficult and that people had been turned away. We were especially concerned about the crossing entering Bosnia and Herzegovina from Croatia at Neum, just north of Dubrovnik, and again when you cross back into Croatia. Bosnia and Herzegovina … Continue reading »

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Our Low(er) Cost Trip from
London Heathrow to Trieste, Italy

Curtis and I are always looking for ways to travel just a little bit cheaper, without giving up basic comforts. On a recent trip to the Balkans, we decided to try Ryanair. I had first heard about Ryanair, a low-cost airline in Europe, in 2004 and had wanted to try them ever since.   The … Continue reading »

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London Heathrow to Trieste, Italy

Wildebeest are Dumb,
Zebras are Smart,
Crocodiles are Hungry

      Our adventure to The Serengeti was timed to coincide with The Great Migration. Our four days on the Serengeti provided more than enough opportunity to witness this bucket list worthy spectacle of nature first hand.     The migration consists of 1.7 million wildebeest who wander in a large circular region throughout Kenya and Tanzania, following … Continue reading »

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Zebras are Smart,
Crocodiles are Hungry

Dutch Delicacy Delight: Pickled Herring

  One of the best ways to discover what a country is all about is through their food. The Netherlands is no exception. We checked around and discovered that one traditional local food is none other than “Pickled Herring”.  The small raw fish are pickled whole in salt, and then in vinegar. In The Netherlands … Continue reading »

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These Travelers Went To Market

Curtis and I love to go to markets whenever we travel. The first market we ever went to together was in Athens, Greece, on our honeymoon. We had just spent several hours wandering around the Acropolis and surrounding area and happened upon a flea market. It was block after block of…well, stuff. Old shoes, kitchen … Continue reading »

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Face to Face with Magnificence in the Mist

My Story of Tracking Gorillas in Rwanda and the Congo   It is a very special privilege awarded to very few people. I am honored to have been blessed with the opportunity to experience what I consider to be one of the greatest adventures in my life; tracking gorillas in the remote mountain jungles of … Continue reading »

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