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  http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/cities#cape-town-south-africa-table-mountain 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!