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September 19, 2019

On the twelfth day of a twenty-four day cruise through the Mediterranean and Adriatic we were at the halfway point, Venice, Italy. I couldn’t wait to show Ol one of the most romantic cities in the world. I had been there without him several years ago when I chaperoned...

September 8, 2019

After a long restful stay in Barcelona, Ol and I booked a last minute, twenty-four day cruise on Holland America Line’s Veendam. It is the first cruise we have ever taken, unless we count a day cruise to the Bahamas when we were dating. After spending the last four mon...

September 1, 2019

We hated to say goodbye to our home away from home in Dubai. We had a wonderful visit with our children, celebrating Ollie’s 21st birthday. We particularly enjoyed Steve and Cheryl’s villa, and getting to know Mary, their live in housekeeper, who was now a part of our...

August 25, 2019

We had been traveling for over five months since we left home. We have never gone longer than six months without seeing our children and I was missing our babies!

We promised them before we started on our odyssey of traveling around the world that we would fly them to s...

August 19, 2019

About two weeks before my Serengeti adventure it dawned on me that I have never really taken a trip by myself. Sure I have flown to see family or friends, but I’ve never gone on holiday by myself. I have always had Ol, my children, friends, or family to accompany me. I...

August 11, 2019

About 35,000 people attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year. Only about half of them make it to the summit. An average of about five people die on the trek each year. Could I be one of the successful climbers to make it to the summit? Hopefully, I wouldn’t be a s...

August 7, 2019

Stone Town is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city in Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is located on the main island of Tanzania. It has a long and complicated history including being the center of the spice and slave trade in the 19th century. Zanzibar is known as one o...

August 4, 2019

When you start traveling you begin to realize just how big the world is. At the rate we are going it will take several years to travel around the world!

Ol sent me a map that put the size of Africa into perspective. The entire United States, China, India, and several ot...

July 31, 2019

Our road trip across southern Africa wasn’t quite finished. We had a week left on our 90 day tourist visa, so we decided to visit one more country, before we flew to Tanzania.

Ol and I have given up on any advance travel planning. We have now been on the road so long th...

July 28, 2019

One of the drawbacks to a long African safari is the lack of exercise. For some reason, hiking and running are not recommended activities in the African bush. It could be that these areas are home to carnivores and predators and that humans running through the bush loo...

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