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2017-07-09T20:31:59+00:00 June 24, 2013|Europe|

Beaches, clubs, UNESCO sites, and naked pirate man The European leg would not be complete without a stop in Ibiza – one of our favorite places. Many know Ibiza as a party island – and it is that, but there is so much more. On our third visit, we explored intimate coves, anything-goes beaches, world [...]


2016-11-04T23:48:59+00:00 June 11, 2013|Europe|

Beautiful architecture, tapas galore, and flamenco Madrid was the first destination in our two-month stay in Spain. We explored beautiful architecture and tranquil parks, took in a Flamenco show, and ate lots of tapas.   The visit to Madrid was a bit sentimental for Lori because she has been there twice. The first [...]

Around the World Trip: half way point

2016-11-04T23:58:04+00:00 June 9, 2013|World Trip|

Ten countries in three continents... We can’t believe that we are already at the half way point of our 8.5 month trip around the world! We thought it would be fun to look back at what we have experienced so far. The Best Hotel: Metropolitan in Bangkok and Navutu Dreams in Siem Reap Serviced flat: [...]


2016-11-05T18:54:10+00:00 June 3, 2013|Europe|

Gritty metropolis, tempting Turkish delight, civil unrest After three months of travel over two continents, we slowed things down. We spent four weeks in an awesome flat where we unpacked, worked out, explored Istanbul at a leisurely pace, ate too much Turkish delight, and experienced government protests.   Istanbul is a sprawling, crowded, [...]


2016-11-05T00:49:41+00:00 May 14, 2013|Europe|

Reflection and renewal Two things stood out about Berlin – a deep sense of history and an atmosphere of renewal. The anniversary of a dark time in modern history brought a citywide remembrance with open-air memorials and educational displays. Lori was really eager to check out Berlin because she is into art and history. We [...]

European Indecision

2016-11-05T02:43:26+00:00 May 10, 2013|Europe|

14 weeks, too many options… We started with a big list of countries we wanted to visit. As we traveled, our priorities shifted and we adopted a slower pace for the European leg of the trip. Before we took off on the world trip, we made all of the reservations for the first two legs, [...]

South Africa

2016-11-05T18:41:49+00:00 May 9, 2013|Africa|

Wine tasting, city life, and a shark dive In a long-anticipated return to a favorite travel destination, we revisited some spots and finally saw what we missed the first time around. There was a relaxing week of wine tasting in Stellenbosch, followed by Cape Town exploration and a great white shark dive.   [...]

Bombo Village Uganda

2016-11-05T17:28:11+00:00 May 8, 2013|Africa|

Learn about Nubian culture Just outside the hustle and bustle of Kampala we visited a women’s craft group, primary school, and orphanage, and then enjoyed Nubian hospitality at Mama Milly’s home. This post is part of a series on community tourism in Uganda. Community Based Tourism Initiative (COBATI) is an NGO that promotes community development, [...]

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

2016-11-05T18:44:22+00:00 May 7, 2013|Africa, Animals|

Meet a white rhino, shoebill stork, and more After seeing animals in the wild on safari and gorilla trek, we were excited to meet some up close at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre where we had a private tour and stayed overnight in one of the guest bandas. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) opened [...]


2016-11-05T18:54:28+00:00 May 1, 2013|Africa, Animals|

Nubian culture, banana beer, and gorillas During an 11-day whirlwind tour, we saw breathtaking scenery, observed mountain gorillas in the wild, learned about Uganda culture, and met warm, hospitable people.   In 2011 Lori started volunteering with a tourism NGO in Kampala, Community Based Tourism Initiative (COBATI). She was looking to use her [...]

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