Track Our Travels On The World Map

My wife and I love to travel and experience other cultures from around the world. Although we most often get a street-level view of the places we travel, this doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally splurge. Travel along with us as we explore the world!

Blazing Trails in Djibouti, Africa

The Afar people who live in the mountains near Mt. Goda haven’t seen such a green landscape for the past twenty-five years. Rare, torrential rains this past November surprised many. Our tour group walks through Foret du Day National Park (Dead Forest), which takes its...

Into the Boonies of Djibouti, Africa

After seeing all there is to see in Djibouti City, we meet with the tour group and guides arranged through Intrepid Tours. Introductions reveal nine tourists:  two from Canada, three from Germany (one originally from South Africa), three from the USA (including us)...

Djibouti, Africa: Djibouti City

“Where’s Djibouti?” Says everyone who asks where we’re going next. I first heard of this Northeastern African country about fifteen-years ago when reading a report about a man who was arrested for smuggling “khat” into the United States. My research revealed that khat...

Travel On…

Hello, readers. It's been several months since we have posted anything about travel. My father passed away last July, while we were traveling in Columbia, and we came back to my hometown for several months. The hearthache will never go away, but it's time to get busy...

Getting High in Otavalo, Ecuador

Let’s get high. Way up in an Andean forest. Our driver, Julio, points out groups of Venezuelan families walking along the road from Otavalo to Quito. They left their devastated country on foot in search of work and a better life. A harsh reminder of nearby troubles....

A Taste of Quito, Ecuador

The slightest effort makes us huff and puff in the 9,350 feet altitude of Quito, Ecuador’s second largest city. Quito also ranks as the second highest capital city on earth. Our stomachs feel great, so out we walk to La Ronda street in Old Town searching for a taste...

Copenhagen, Denmark

Bicycles dominate the city of Copenhagen. More folks bike to work than drive cars, by a long shot. Tourist beware, because stepping into a bike lane could get you a scolding or bruising. Walk with your head on a swivel, and you’ll be just fine. Once off the bikes...

West Coast of Greenland – Final Chapter!

Snowmobiles sleigh us through snow covered mountains and tundra hinterlands to a small colony of igloos, where we shall sleep tonight. Immediately we notice a toilette made of snow, with a green bag hanging under a plastic seat. A “loo with a view” for sure. Anders,...