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We'll try hard to find one... Even one like this in Kanha National Park in India.
We WANT to tell you when we find something exciting like tigers!
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If you're not ready to travel yourself.... travel along with us until you are ready! Soon you will be planning your own adventures. We'll have fun!
Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark
A Norway Fjord drive rather than a cruise lets you see the fjords from many angles... and see the countryside too. Here's one itinerary to think about.
A hotel is called a hotel or an auberge or a locanda. It depends on what language you're looking in. So what are hotels called? We'll give you some names.
Water safety includes knowing when to drink only bottled water, when and where you can swim... Is the water safe is a good question to ask yourself.
Big hotels can be expensive, but they many have a great location and be cheaper than you think. When you should consider staying in one.
A basic packing list needs to be tweaked for each trip... especially if you might run in to hot AND cold weather. Here's our mixed weather packing list.
A few of our tips on how to avoid theft when you travel… dress to blend in, stay alert, wear a money belt, and more things we've learned on our travels.
Travel Advisories can be warnings or alerts. Governments issue them to warn you and keep you safe... Learn to read between the lines... what to do with each...
Foreign toilets may be really different than you're used to at home.... some notes about what to expect.
Our 2014 travels took us on international adventures to Ecuador, Spain and Norway. Later in the year, antique airplanes and friends had us visiting cities around the U.S.
Australian road signs sometimes tease of animals you want to see, but not too close to the road!
Our packing list leads you to tips for getting everything you need ready for your trip. What are the basics you need? For hot weather? For cold weather? Medications? Cosmetics?
You dream of Africa..., but it's a BIG continent. Do you want a safari or something else? Our Africa dream list gives you tips and stories to help decide where you want to go.
Collecting passport stamps is not a thing of the past... you may not get them in Europe, but you can get plenty in other parts of the world. How to get a bunch in Africa and great travel memories...
Our cold weather packing list gives you tips for warm, happy travel in winter -- or Antactic summer. Even with thermals, keep it light for happier travel.
Travelers need to know about electricity worldwide. Foreign electricity? It’s delivered differently around the world. Our travel tips prepare you, so you'll be in charge, or at least charged up...
Oktoberfest... festival, beer bash, parades with festive beer wagons, oomph bands. t's in September and you should go.
Look for dual voltage appliances when you're buying electronic devices for international travel... that way they'll work anywhere in the world.
Our basic packing list gives you tips on what to pack. How not to pack too much. Do like we do and keep it light for happier travel.
What to expect upon your airport arrival in a foreign country... immigration, customs and the crowds.
U.S. government Trusted Traveler Programs... designed to get some travelers through customs faster. TSA Pre-Check gets you through security faster. What they are and where to get info.
You won't have any problems traveling with pills, and yes, take them in your carry-on bag. Here are some tips...
An ounce (or two) of prevention...... but in this case literally..... Pepto-Bismol can help keep you healthy no matter where you travel.
In Aachen Germany you'll find a cute old town and lots of history... Charlemagne is more than a name in a history book here!
Flying can leave you feeling done in even if you don't cross time zones. Why you feel fatigue after flights even without jet lag. How to counteract it.
Jungles bring to mind the song “I don’t like spiders and snakes”. We actually like all the creepy crawly critters in the jungle as long as they don’t sneak up on us! Enjoy photos...
Which international travel health vaccinations to get. How much time you need to get all your travel shots.
We needed an airport hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa… needed a day or two to get over jet lag. It’s a long flight… or flights… from the US to South
Our page Africa seen from behind got away from the butt shot jokes that we talked about on safari… so let’s consolidate the tight backsides of Africa shots…
All too often on safari, animals you’re trying to photograph turn and walk away. WELL…. we decided Africa seen from behind was a great angle for a different perspective… so to speak.
Do you dream of a safari or traveling to little visited countries? Our 2013 travels might give you some ideas. Uruguay. El Salvador and Nicaragua. Southern African safari. Over 100 countries now!
Our 2012 travels had us on the Trans-Siberian Railway for an epic adventure, and spending the weekend in Arkansas so that we've been to all 50 states.
What do passports cost? Fees for new U.S. Passports, passport renewals and the new U.S. Passport Card.
Malaria pills and pregnancy do not always go together well. Some currently recommend malaria pills should not be used by pregnant women. What this means for travelers...
Nicaragua and El Salvador - safe to travel in? With help from some great tour operators, there are safe, fun adventures to be had, and they're easy on your budget!
Enthusiastic travelers keep a country list to keep track of where they've been. Here's ours and links to pages we've written about some of the places we've visited.
Take it from someone who gets seasick in the bathtub. Travel motion sickness is not fun. Here are ways to minimize that nauseous feeling.
Are you confused about that one liter plastic bag (or one quart bag if you're in the U.S.)? What the rules are so you can understand them...
Most birders head for Costa Rica to look for Resplendent Quetzals, but there are Quetzals in Panama too, and we had NO problem seeing them... tail feathers and all!
Amusing confusing roadsigns? Come on world travelers, share funny road signs here. ANY funny signs. We want to keep travel safe. Heed signs, but don’t take things too seriously. Let’s have some fun...
Our security alert cosmetics packing guide gives tips on how to pack cosmetics, beauty supplies and hygiene products to comply with todays size restrictions on liquids in carry-on luggage.