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Toro, Toro…3-2-1 Bungy

There is so much we want to tell you, yet we’re trying to be judicious as we sort through our muddled emotions and ongoing post-travel shock. For today, we thought we’d share something someone else has to say about us. Carly Blatt interviewed us a few weeks ago for a piece she wrote for Matador…

Of Course We Can Sleep There

Anne has created a list on the Quick Facts page detailing how we’ve spent our different nights on the road. I got a kick out of reviewing the many different ways we’ve found rest throughout the trip and realized we’ve become flexible enough to handle almost any situation. Upon our departure last August, we were…

Getting Fat in Africa

We left India almost six weeks ago and I still haven’t written my food post for the country. I’m having a hard time because Indian is my favorite cuisine in the world, but unlike all the other countries we’ve visited, I didn’t get fat in India. I actually got skinny. For those who might be…

Six in the Airport, or Losing the Hamster Dance

We’ve been off the radar for a few days since we’ve once again been continent hopping–Africa to Europe to Turkey (the one country that occupies two continents: Europe and Asia). During that time we’ve received an overwhelming number of emails and comments from Oprah viewers wishing us well and offering words of support for our…

Jumping Off Bridges Redux

First of all it would have to be at the end of our African excursion, secondly it was a good eight (we originally thought four but were told the roads were bad only the day before we left) hours away from Cape Town where we would be staying, and lastly, we were running short on time due to Uncle Vito’s untimely break down in Namibia…. My dad being the only other adrenaline junky in the family wanted to jump, but due to his artificial hip he would have to sit this one out…. Here we were offered two options on how to get to the bungy, a flying fox which would cost one hundred rand, or a walk on the catwalk which was free…. When I got back to the jump point everyone asked how it was, I was still in shock so I just stared eyes wide and nodded.

Oprah Overload

As some of you know, in my real life, I am an Internet executive providing internet services to millions of people. When those services go down, it is like a 5 alarm fire. We do everything we can to get them up quickly and keep them flowing. In my travel life we run a nice…

Paradise Found

The best kept secret in the universe has to be that Capetown is the world’s most beautiful city. San Francisco and Sydney are impressive, but this South African jewel is simply stunning, so stunning that I think I may have to move here. Over the past week we’ve done a great job of exploring the…