Singapore

A welcoming, modern and diverse tropical oasis. That is how I describe Singapore in one sentence. I had no idea what to expect as I did not take the time to learn about Singapore or its history prior to our trip. I did look it up on Google maps though,

Memories of Kilimanjaro, Chapter 5

Editor’s Note: While climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is still on our calendar for May, Steve and I have been distracted planning for our Southeast Asia trip that starts in just a few days. Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong are all part of the itinerary. Before I can begin to

My Crazy or Why I Choose Yes

I have spent the last several weeks out on the water with Steve, boating around the San Juan Islands and in Canada. If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram you have seen several photos and stories about our trip. I intended to write an inspiring story about a hike

Memories of Kilimanjaro, Chapter 4

(Note: If you’ve missed any of the previous chapters of Steve’s story, just click on the chapter that you missed: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3. Enjoy! – Carrie) The Climb Begins! (February 17-21, 2011) Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania and

Memories of Kilimanjaro, Chapter 3

Foreward: Steve and I wisely decided that if we are serious about climbing Kilimanjaro next year, we should actually go hiking once in awhile. Yesterday, we hiked Margaret’s Way and up to Debbie’s Point where we watched the rain clouds move across the lowlands. According to the map, it should have

Memories of Kilimanjaro, Chapter 2

Day Three: Journey to Africa (If you missed the editorial note and first chapter, please start here: Chapter 1) On 14 February 2011, we left the comfort of Amsterdam for the great unknown of Africa. Our itinerary would take us to Nairobi on KLM Airlines. The plan was to spend the

Memories of Kilimanjaro, Chapter One

  A Challenge Unearths a Memoir Ever since I attended my first anthropology class, I have dreamt of traveling to Africa. My husband has traveled to Africa a few times and was not too keen on going back. I knew how to change his mind…he is incapable of resisting a challenge.