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Beautiful, Tragic Rwanda

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We're currently in McLeod Ganj, India, known as "Little Tibet."  This city is where many Tibetan refugees have fled, and it's the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.  We're learning so much about the cultural genocide that the Tibetan people have suffered since the Chinese occupation.  Since we have a little bit of free time we'd like to continue catching you up on our e...


West to East Coast Photo Essay

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We spent nearly 3.5 months traveling from Virginia to Hawaii, and only 1 month on the return, but we still managed to see and do a lot of cool things.  Check out our East to West Coast Photo Essay if you haven't already, but in the meantime enjoy our travels through America's heartland! Hanuama Bay on Oahu, Hawaii.  Known for it's snorkeling. USS Missouri is part of the Pearl Harbor memori...


The Road Less Traveled: Our Adventures in Northern Kenya

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We definitely didn’t take the touristy route when we entered Kenya.  We didn’t realize at the time how dangerous the area was; due to tribal conflicts.  We started to get an idea that we weren’t exactly welcome by the locals when our big, bright yellow truck received glares from the tribespeople, many of whom were poised to throw rocks our way.  Just a few of them were friendly and allowe...


On the Photo Front

For those of you that follow us on Facebook, you can just ignore this post.  Over the past month I've already updated you on the following. Anyways, for those of you that are not part of the evil world of Facebook, I have some semi-exciting news....well, at least it's semi-exciting for me.  Mainly because I have no idea how these companies came across our website, and the media within. For...


East to West Coast Photo Essay

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  We’ve made it as far west as we intend to go so it’s time to head back east, starting with our flight back to the mainland (from Hawaii) tomorrow.   You may be wondering what we’ve been up to during our 3.5 months of travel in the States (and parts of Canada).  The highlight has definitely been catching up with friends and family that we haven’t seen for years, or in some case...


World Trip Leg #2 Round-up (1st Half): Europe

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[travelmap-map height=400 maptype="terrain" first=66 last=138] For "Round-Up" purposes, we've divided Leg 2 of our World Trip into two segments.  We spent nearly 9 months abroad on this Leg, with the first half being in Europe and touching into western Asia.  We'll cover this segment in this post.  The second half was overlanding through Africa, which we'll follow up on at a later date.  ...


The Coolest Day Ever

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Sometimes you have those days that remind you exactly why you gave everything up to travel.  For me, one of those days was this past January 28th in Tanzania.  The day sure didn’t start off too well when I woke up, opened my bag and realized that my new camera was broken.  But the day immediately improved from there.  During our 4-month overland trip through Africa (Cairo to Cape Town), we o...


African Animal Encounters

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    It didn’t take much for Bryan to convince me to go to Africa for five months.  The promise of animals was enough – even the idea of sleeping in a tent and infrequent showers didn’t deter me.  I’m just a little totally obsessed with animals - all kinds and any kind.  And let me tell you, our wildlife experiences in Africa did not disappoint even my highest expectations! ...


Happy Birthday to Me

Tomorrow I’ll be 31 years old.  31 sounds like a real, legit adult;  someone who has their stuff together and has responsibilities and accomplishes things.  But I’m unemployed, homeless, and sleeping in a camper in a different Walmart almost every night. If I’d looked in a crystal ball five or ten years ago and saw that’s where I’d be on my 31st birthday I think I would have lost i...


What You Really Want to Know . . .

  We’ve been back in the U.S. for a little over a month now.  We spent a fun (rainy) weekend at the Kentucky Derby, met up with friends in KY and Indiana, visited Ohio’s Amish Country, and we’re currently in Pittsburgh, PA.  The majority of the last month we spent catching up with family and friends and preparing for the “North America Leg” of our World Trip.  The more we talk...


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