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Journeys.... Let's explore the world by foot and take the highest road that has the most potholes...

Quiz 3

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | Views [293] | Comments [5]

What does this roadsign mean?


Lydenburg, The Highveldt

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | Views [261]

This morning’s drive was a bit of a bust.   We drove around and saw lots of animals, but heard that there had been a sighting of two cheetahs.   We headed for the area, cast back and forth, all eyes peeled, but nothing seen. ... Read more >


Black Rhino Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | Views [352]

Woke up at 5 a.m., a virtual sleep in, and found that we were supposed to have met at 5:15.  We ran to our little truck to find Hayden waiting patiently for us.  We had a good 45 minute drive ahead of us (without stops) if we wanted to hunt ... Read more >


Quiz 2

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | Views [259] | Comments [3]

What is this, and what movie made him famous?


Black Rhino Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | Views [336] | Comments [2]

Our last morning game drive out Thakadu River Camp turned out to be predator morning.  We were looking for lions, because everyone in the camp heard lions roaring about a mile to the north, at about 4:45.  We didn’t see any lions that ... Read more >


Safaris and Things

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | Views [348] | Comments [3]

Each day (apparently regardless of the lodge or operator seems to stack up like this:   5:15   Meet for coffee, load up for the morning drive.   It has actually been pretty cool in the morning, especially while the ... Read more >


Quiz 1

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [274] | Comments [6]

Whose are these, and why are they white?


Day 2&3: Thakadu River Camp, Medikwe Game Reserve

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [391]

Landing at 6 pm in O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg was a relief.  It ended up being just around 15 hours of flying time. Vinnie and I both slept most of the night waking to the turbulence which seemed to occur only once in a while.... Read more >


Photos: Africa to China

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Africa to China

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | Views [792] | Comments [4]

So now we're sitting in the Atlanta airport, awaiting our 15.5 hour flight to Johannesburg.  Bags are checked, anticipation is running high.  Brad Wood (Anita's dad) and Callie Bestor are here, too, flying on the same flight.  We'll ... Read more >


Days 8-10: Malmesbury

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | Views [191] | Comments [1]

On Monday morning, the sun was fighting with the fog to shine through and give us a nice day.  The weather channel was calling for rain so we opted for a driving day out instead of walking.  We chose to stay as close to Malmesbury ... Read more >


Days 5-7: Malmesbury

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | Views [171] | Comments [1]

We visited the castle at Harlech in Wales right after having a yummy breakfast and headed down all the tiny, twisty roads.  Our destination was the Crown Inn in a tiny town called Newcastle, a pub where we are staying on our Offa's Dyke trek. ... Read more >


Days 3 & 4 - Castles in Wales

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | Views [234] | Comments [1]

We had a great day yesterday.  Left Ireland around 7:30 am and headed to the port to jump on the ferry.  The ride over to Holyhead is only 90 minutes, so after a cup of coffee and a few runs to the toilet we landed.  Our rental car ... Read more >


Photos: England, Ireland and France 2014

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Days 1 & 2 - Dublin

IRELAND | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | Views [277] | Comments [1]

Dublin, most known as the land of the leprechaun, was a welcome sight after flying out of Jacksonville, FL the morning before.  Flying in over the sparking lights of the city at 5:30 in the morning proved to be a beautiful beginning to the trip.... Read more >


Flying to Ireland on Sunday...

IRELAND | Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | Views [219]

Getting ready to start a new adventure--planes, trains, ferries, and automobiles to Ireland, England, Wales, and France.  Meeting family and friends along the way, two months of sightseeing and long distance walks.  Yippee!


Day 30 and 31 - Christchurch and Akaroa

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 28 Nov 2010 | Views [413] | Comments [2]

Christchurch to Auckland Arrived Christchurch after a nice drive through the valley. Our B&B is on top of ‘Cashmere” which is one of the hills surrounding the city. Linda greeted us, very nice, I think Vinnie was “keen” on her – another one of his ... Read more >


Day 28 and 29 - Heli-Hike on Fox Glacier

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | Views [1031]

We left Wanaka and drove north over the Haast Pass toward Fox Glacier and Fanz Josef Glacier.  On the way, we stopped at a couple of scenic spots in the Mt. Aspiring National Park.  We spent the night at a small hotel near Fox Glacier, concerned about ... Read more >


Day 26 and 27 - Wanaka

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | Views [420] | Comments [3]

These two days were very relaxing, starting with a drive from Te Anau north to the high plateua town of Wanaka, on the shore of Lake Wanaka.  On the way, we stopped at Arrowtown, and saw the preserved remains of a 19th Century Chinese town occupied by ... Read more >


Day 24 and 25 - Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | Views [514] | Comments [2]

Had a great weekend in Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Spent the day Saturday on a kayak.   The water was clear, the mountains lifted straight up out of the water and the greenery hung over us giving a surreal atmosphere.   It had rained for several ... Read more >


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