New Year’s Eve in Merzouga, Moroccan Desert

We spent New Year’s Eve in Merzouga, located in the Moroccan desert about 30 miles from the Algerian border. The small village is at the edge of incredible sand dunes, thus it is frequented by travelers and truly makes you aware that you are in the Sahara desert. Our desert inn was quaint and adorable.Continue reading “New Year’s Eve in Merzouga, Moroccan Desert”

Tour Review: G Adventures, Australia in Style

This 21 day trip started in Sydney, travelled up the east coast to Byron Bay, Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, and Port Douglas, then moved on to the Outback traveling through Alice Springs, Uluru, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Adelaide, Grampians National Park, Warrnambool, and Melbourne. That’s a whole lot to see in three weeks, but it’s aContinue reading “Tour Review: G Adventures, Australia in Style”

Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy is a quirky little opal mining town where people live underground to stay warm in winter and cool in summer. There are many stories here of people who came to Coober Pedy on holiday, fell in love with it, and never left. I am definitely not one of those people!

Uluru and the Red Center

We drove through the Outback for several days. Although some of it was a bit monotonous, it was a cool experience, and Uluru and the Red Center were absolutely beautiful. I think winter was a good season to visit this region. It was warm in the day and a little chilly at night. There wereContinue reading “Uluru and the Red Center”

Breaking the Barrier

I consider myself a fair swimmer. I was swimming before I was walking. As a child, I spent my summers at the pool, on the swim team, and in the ocean. Now, I don’t swim like I used to, but even as recently as last month, I was snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming laps in theContinue reading “Breaking the Barrier”

From a Land Down Under

This has been a wonderful trip up the east coast of Australia. We started in Sydney, then traveled north to Byron Bay, the Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, and finally, Port Douglas. It was a lot to see in just 10 days, but I feel like I got a good taste of Australia’s east coast. Even thoughContinue reading “From a Land Down Under”

G Adventures Delhi to Kathmandu G Adventures has basic, standard, and comfort level tours. This was a standard tour. I really enjoyed this trip, but it was hard travel during the India portion – 118F/45C degrees, dirty and chaotic cities, Delhi belly, and the bumpiest, craziest van and tuk-tuk rides of my life (even thoughContinue reading

We had another amazing day in Nepal when we arrived in Pokhara. We woke up early to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. Next, we paddled a boat across the lake and hiked to a Buddhist stupa (shrine) at the top of a steep foothill (the little dot on the hill above the lake, picturedContinue reading

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