Live-aboard SCUBA diving in the Cayman Islands

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Broadway with STG

November 10th, 2017|

Seattle Theater Group invited us to Broadway - they not only arranged the hotel and show tickets, but get togethers with actors, directors and producers so we could ask questions.  Example:  Any memorable mistakes during [...]

Rhinos in South Africa

October 30th, 2017|

About those rhino horns. They are made of keratin, just like a fingernail. DEMAND: Mostly from China and Vietnam, where for centuries people think they cure everything from cancer to snake bites to hangovers. Medical [...]

Kruger Beauty

October 21st, 2017|

You never know what to expect on a game drive, which we did at 5:30AM and 4:30PM every day for about three hours.

Kruger Safari

October 19th, 2017|

Kruger National Park is HUGE, almost four times as large as Grand Canyon National Park.  It's a brutal buffet scene, where a placid environment can turn violent before your eyes.  Nature's cleanup committee prevents viruses from [...]

Mellow South Africa

October 15th, 2017|

Not all activity was a mile-a-minute.  We had some leisurely hikes, sightseeing drives and even a little wine tasting.  

Apartheid in South Africa

October 10th, 2017|

Apartheid was a system of racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa from 1948 to 1991.  The disturbing goal was to institutionalize a separation between white European settlers and ethnically diverse natives and slave populations.  [...]

Cape Town, South Africa

October 1st, 2017|

Cape Town is regularly in the top ten list of cities in the world and after spending about 10 days there, we can see why!  Spectacular location, melting pot culture, great food, dramatic history, mild [...]

Seychelles Wildlife

September 20th, 2017|

Giant tortoises are among the longest-lived animals on the planet.  The oldest one now is 175 years old.  Locals keep smaller ones as pets, as well as a garbage disposal for anything compostable.

Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

September 16th, 2017|

Seychelles?  A paradise of turquoise water and tropical winds.  We had to look at the map before we said yes to the invitation from our friends in Washington, California and Mexico!