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
“Don't worry, sister. This is India.” Our tuk-tuk driver looked back at us with a small chuckle. We'd just explained to him the elaborate scam we'd fallen into, not even realizing yet that he was probably in on it too. We had arrived in Delhi just a few hours before. Navigating the airport and immigration/customs … Continue reading Don’t Worry, This is India
I'll never forget my first sip of lǎp’eq·ye tea on our first day in Myanmar. Decadent like Belgian hot chocolate, but with a distinct black tea flavor, the hot liquid sent an instant message from my mouth to my brain that THIS is the taste of heaven. Our local guide smiled knowingly in response to … Continue reading Exploring Ancient Myanmar
I'll admit I knew very little about Singapore when Tim and I arrived. I didn't know what to expect, but the hours spent in immigration during our bus ride from Kuala Lumpur into Singapore was not a promising start. Thankfully, this was the only less than wonderful thing we experienced is this little city-state. Itinerary: … Continue reading Singapore, We’ll Be Back for More!