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July 24, 2019

On our road trip through southern Africa we have had to learn a lot of new words and phrases that are particular to the region. One such word that we have heard a dozen times but still makes us laugh is “robot”… as in “turn left at the first robot” or “when you get to...

July 21, 2019

We are several months into our drive across southern Africa and it still feels like everyday is Christmas morning. Pure Joy!  Maybe because we all trace our roots to this beautiful and magical continent. 

One would think after months of travel, we would become wear...

July 12, 2019

On our journey we regularly find ourselves in awe of our surroundings. Such was the case in Botswana when we visited Chobe National Park. We saw things that I had never thought about before and that I didn’t know I was missing. 

Until I saw an elephant swimming, I had n...

June 30, 2019

Once again, we were on the road, with my lap full of maps. Ol was driving as we made our way across southern Africa. We left Etosha National Park in Namibia and we were on our way to visit both sides of Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, located in...

June 23, 2019

Is that a topless woman standing near the road?!”

Ol thought that he was seeing things. Maybe the desert was getting to him. Perhaps it was a mirage. Then we both saw them, native women who looked as if they had stepped out of National Geographic. They were selling tri...

June 19, 2019

The Namib Desert

By Jessica Thomas

It is a destination where your eyes can see more than just landscapes; you can actually see but at the same time, feel eternity.

Here you can spend your time with absolutely no regret. There is nowhere you have to be, no calls coming in,...

June 14, 2019

Ghost Towns Along the Highway

By John Cougar Mellencamp

Ghost towns along the highway

Guess no one wants to live around here any more

Ghost towns along the highway

Listen to the wind blow through the

Cracks on the boarded-up doors

But our love keeps on moving

To the nearest f...

June 13, 2019

I have a confession to make. I lost our driver’s licenses. The last time I remember having them was at the airport in Cape Town, South Africa when we rented our car. I called the rental car company and they didn’t have them. In my defense, when we rented the car we wer...

June 2, 2019

Even the locals thought that we were crazy. Our plan was to rent the cheapest car that we could find and drive it across several countries in southern Africa. We would drive from Cape Town, across South Africa, into and across Namibia, enter Botswana, head to Victoria...

May 30, 2019

I was so excited that I could hardly sit still. We were headed to Addo Elephant National Park. The park is close to Port Elizabeth and near our completed Otter Trail hike.This would be our first African game park with the Big Five. I read many reviews and I hoped that...

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