It's not an overstatement to say that we came to Santiago, Chile in part for its Taco Bell. When your husband is obsessed with fast faux-Mexican food, but there's nary a Taco Bell in most of the countries in the world, the best way to his heart is to surprise him with an Airbnb a … Continue reading Chile: Santiago, Rapa Nui, and the Atacama Desert
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From August to December, we traveled (mostly) overland from Egypt to South Africa. That's the entire length of Africa. We visited 11 countries, saw all the animals, and brought home about a pound of desert sand in our bags and shoes that we'll probably never be able to get 100% rid of. It was by … Continue reading To the End of Africa – Orange River to Cape Town
The black rhino lapping at the damp ground in front of us seemed unperturbed by the unmistakable low growl of a lion behind us. Cue the wow moment. It's an exciting event to see a rhino or a lion on their own, but here they were, together, at a waterhole. And this was just on … Continue reading Wild Namibia Road Trip
I'll never forget the first time I saw a pyramid in Egypt. About an hour into our drive from the airport to our hotel, I saw the unmistakable peak of a pyramid poking above the modern city skyline. Immediately, I teared up, realizing what I was seeing for the very first time. Ancient Egypt was … Continue reading Ancient Egypt Adventure
When you walk across a border from one country to another, it is almost always confusing. It's like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and in this case the right hand is Israel and the left hand is Jordan. Each country has its own processes and requirements and jurisdiction. There … Continue reading Jordan – The Warm Heart of the Middle East
Just a few months before my and Tim's scheduled trip to Israel, US President Donald Trump announced that the US would be relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the internationally disputed capital of Jerusalem. Symbolically, this was the US saying that they recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The problem is that Palestinians … Continue reading Israel & Palestine – A Journey Through the Holy Land