One Week in Botswana

The final leg of our adventures through Africa is here! Day 251, part 2: Chobe is my new favorite place! If you read the last post, you'll know that I left off right after the border crossing into Botswana, where I was greeted immediately by the glorious sight of elephants crossing the highway (because you …

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12 Days in Namibia

After finishing up in Tanzania, it was time to move on to southern Africa. We'd already been to South Africa and Zimbabwe a few years ago for our honeymoon, so we opted to visit new places this time around: Namibia and Botswana. We used a tour operator (we ended up sort of hating him but …

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Kenya, part 2 – Nairobi & Diani Beach

It's been a busy couple of weeks...whoops. Here we go again! Back when we were starting to plan our trip, we both knew we wanted to find a volunteer opportunity somewhere along the way, preferably in Africa since we knew our time in Asia would already be pretty packed. We looked at what felt like …

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10 Days of Ancient Greece

To say that I've been slacking would be a serious understatement...sorry! Here we go again: After 2 much needed (semi-relaxing) weeks over the Christmas holidays with family in Luxembourg, we headed towards Greece. We decided ahead of time that this would be our only European stop on our RTW tour, mostly because we've both been …

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Photo Post – Inspiring India

Our tour in India was a whirlwind. Sally will have all the details but it's a lot to write up, and, of course, I have way way too many photos. Here are a select few that I thought turned out really good, but it really is only a small sliver of what we saw.  New …

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Photo Post – New Zealand’s Magical Sights

After Australia's coasts and the outback, New Zealand's landscapes were quite the change of scenery. New Zealand packs a lot of variety and magic into its size, and I had a lot to photograph. Here are the shots that I think best do it justice, although of course it can't replace being there in person. …

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Rotorua: the stinkiest place ever

Our New Zealand adventures continue: Day 44: What on earth is that smell? The second leg of our flight to Rotorua left Wellington at 7am, so it was an early morning 😫 Once we did make it to the airport, yet again we never had our IDs checked...so strange! Oh well. At least Ben had fun …

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Photo Post – The Great Ocean Road and South Australia

Despite some initial bumps in the road, our roadtrip from Adelaide to Melbourne was wonderful and offered a ton of amazing sights and landscapes. It was quite a busy few days between driving every day and seeing as much as possible, and even if the weather didn't always play along nicely, it was still an …

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From Adelaide to Melbourne we go!

After surviving the desert, it was time to head south and begin our road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne...this is our story: Day 25: Here we go again, part 2 After landing in Adelaide and picking up our rental car, we got on the road to head to Kangaroo Island, our first stop on the …

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A city girl survives the desert

After a few days in the tropical rainforests of Australia, it was time for a visit to the Outback. I'll admit I was not excited about this part...at all. I'm a city girl through and through, so the idea of being in the literal middle of nowhere for 4 days was pretty unappealing--not to mention …

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