Category: Travel

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.

Cozumel, Trip #4

  The island of Cozumel off the east coast of Mexico has genuinely become my favorite destination. The scuba diving is amazing, the food is so delicious and the people are   friendly and helpful. This trip, we had an ulterior motive for our trip: to get the most information

Beijing, Revisited

Note: I started this post last month and got distracted from finishing it in a timely manner, but better late than never, right? Recently I read a news article about how urban dwelling Chinese are suffering under unprecedented smog levels. Clean air tourism is now a thing and flights have been