One Week in Moab, Utah!

One Week in Moab, Utah!

We were so excited to get out to Utah to spend a whole week with the Garland family! John’s sister Carolyn lives out there so his parents and brother flew out and we all met for a week of fun in the Moab area. This was an absolute highlight of the summer. Here’s the lowdown on our week: Salt Lake City We all met up in Salt Lake City. John and I beat the rest of the family there by…

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10 Tips for Visiting Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

10 Tips for Visiting Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

The five days we spent in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks were some of the best of our summer road trip! The parks are just gorgeous and have so many interesting and unique features, like tons of geothermal activity, big, beautiful mountains, and ANIMALS! Fun fact: Yellowstone is often described as the best place for a safari game drive in North America. Planning your own visit or just curious about our experience? Here are some of our tips for…

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Rocky Mountains Majesty

Rocky Mountains Majesty

After a week of driving, we arrived in the Rocky Mountains! Seeing them felt like a big moment in our cross-country road trip. We knew we had driven so far! We spent some time in the Rockies on both the Canadian and American sides, starting with visits to Banff in Canada and Glacier National Park in Montana! Here’s a peek at what we did: Banff & Lake Louise We crossed the border into Canada (again!) for three wonderful nights in…

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Driving West on our North American Roadtrip!

Driving West on our North American Roadtrip!

After our time in Canada we spent one weekend in Boston to celebrate my mom’s 60th and my sister’s graduation: After this fun weekend, we hit the road for our big ol’ USA adventure! The first few days were filled with driving, driving, and more driving as we put in the miles to get us out west where we planned to  do most of our exploring. Thankfully, we had lots of friends and family to see along the way. Here’s…

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Visiting our Northern Neighbors: 4 Nights in Montreal & Quebec (+ our Warm Welcome Home)

Visiting our Northern Neighbors: 4 Nights in Montreal & Quebec (+ our Warm Welcome Home)

Welcome Home! After returning to the good old USA at the end of April, we had a few weeks at home to see family and friends. Some of the highlights: We were warmly welcomed at the airport in DC by my mom and at home by my dad. John’s mom and family friend Pat drove down from NJ to see us later that afternoon! Our friends organized an awesome welcome home party on our first weekend back, with surprise visits…

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One Week in South Africa

One Week in South Africa

We couldn’t believe it when we crossed into South Africa, our last stop before heading home! Ah! We had about a week to explore a bit of the west coast of the country. We ended the trip in style with lots of wine, beautiful hiking, and, of course, animal activities! Wine Country Our first stop in South Africa was at a a family-run winery/camp ground called Highlanders. The owner Sparky (who hilariously has a dog named Ben) organized a wine tasting…

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Two Weeks of Wild Adventures in Namibia!

Two Weeks of Wild Adventures in Namibia!

We’re back in the USA! We landed in D.C. on April 21 and have been enjoying the past two weeks with friends and family. While it’s been awhile since we were in Namibia, we wanted to share our stories and photos, both so that you can see them and so we can remember them! Thanks for following along, even when we get a bit out of sync with real time!  The two weeks we spent in Namibia were the most…

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Hanging Out In Botswana’s Parks!

Hanging Out In Botswana’s Parks!

We had 5 days in Botswana and spent most of it exploring the fabulous parks and great outdoors. Chobe National Park Our first stop in Botswana was Chobe National Park! We spent the early afternoon on a game drive, checking out tons of elephants, giraffes, hippos, and even some lions! In the evening, we went on a sunset cruise to see some more wildlife. Again, we spotted buffalo, elephants and hippos and had an amazing sunset! Okavango Delta The highlight of…

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Visiting Victoria Falls

Visiting Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is the name of the town at… Victoria Falls! The Falls is one of the three largest waterfalls in the world and we spent four nights in the area doing different adventure activities and checking out the national park. Victoria Falls is known for being home to a host of adrenaline activities. On our first day, we took a long walk around the area and went to watch several of our friends from the group go bungee jumping…

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Our First Week on the Truck: Arriving in Zambia, Entering Zimbabwe, Cruising Lake Kariba, and Animal Encounters Galore

Our First Week on the Truck: Arriving in Zambia, Entering Zimbabwe, Cruising Lake Kariba, and Animal Encounters Galore

We’ve had a jam packed first week of traveling in Africa! Arrival in Zambia We landed in Lusaka, Zambia on March 13th after 4 flights and 42 hours of door-to-door travel from Melbourne. This was without a doubt our longest stretch of travel so far! We stayed at the campsite where our safari would begin and had two nights there before hitting the road. The first night we were understandably exhausted. We grabbed some burgers in the on-site bar and…

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