Inspiring site

Impressive, inspiring, indescribable

Three words from three travelers who are now very well educated in the history and culture of Egypt–and equally impressed about the inspiring experience that’s hard to describe. To see what’s left of the ancient temples and tombs and the grandeur of it all, it definitely leaves a lasting impression. It also leaves you in wonder of how it all …

Egyptian

__________ like an Egyptian

So far we’ve walked, talked, and ate like one since we landed in Cairo, and there’s still more to come. I say “we” because now I’m joined by a couple familiar faces: Mom, who’s always wanted to see the pyramids (check!), and Dad who claims at first he was dragged to the desert, but is now thankful for that. First …

Beijing

A long walk through Beijing

Our guide warned us there would be a lot of walking today through some of Beijing’s most popular sites, and he wasn’t kidding. We started our journey at Tian’anmen square, but with no protesters it just looked like one big open space with a large pillar and TV screens in the middle. Still a thrill to see an area so …

GBR Great Barrier Reef

The GBR

Well, I may not have found Nemo, but I sure did see a lot of different colors of fish and coral in the Great Barrier Reef. The day long cruise started with about a 90 minute catamaran ride out to the reef, and once I saw turquoise strands in the dark blue sea, I knew we had arrived. The warm …

Cabin on the beach

Cabin on the beach

What could be better than having a beach in your front yard?  How about having a rainforest in your backyard!  Or sleeping in your own private cabin nestled between the beach and rainforest.  That’s just what I will be doing this fall during my stay at the Cape Tribulation Beach House on the Daintree Coast in Australia.  This destination comes at the …

Travel

Round the world

I’ve been planning a trip around the world for a while.  It all started when I met a photographer who said he did it years ago for around $1,800!  Of course, I was shocked to hear such a thing was possible, and googled it as soon as I was in front of a computer.  To my surprise there were many …