IVHQ Zambia Teaching Program Travel Blog

International Volunteer HeadQuarters When researching volunteer abroad programs, I found IVHQ to be the best. Of course you can volunteer in countries at a lower cost, but I wanted to go through an organization to feel more safe traveling on my own, meet and live with other volunteers, and have the convenience of mostly everything... Continue Reading →

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Travel Blog

There is a Private Game Reserve about 20 minutes from Victoria Falls where you can see the Big 5 (buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard, lion). This is different than Chobe Desert because they do not have rhino so I was very excited to see rhinos for the first time! You can book a rhino search safari... Continue Reading →

Chobe, Botswana Travel Blog

I took the 2 day / 1 Night Chobe Safari Trip. It cost $265. The first half of the day we took a boat cruise in Chobe National Park. We had lunch on the boat as we watched elephants drinking from the river. The first animal we saw up close was an elephant swimming across... Continue Reading →

Coral Bay, Cyprus Travel Blog

Panareti Coral Bay Resort Coral Bay Beach Rocks at Coral Bay Beach Being a mermaid in Coral Bay Coral Bay Shipwreck Caves near the Shipwreck Sunset by the shipwreck Oniro By the Sea Restaurant Edro III Shipwreck Coral Beach Dive Center Coral Bay Shore Scubadiving Trattoria La Vigna Italian Restaurant Blazing Saddles Pub Dirty Martini... Continue Reading →

Mainland, Malta Travel Blog

We visited Malta on our 3-year wedding anniversary. We have take a picture of a picture every year. Great place for a photo shoot! Mellieha Ferry Port - View from our hotel room Our hotel had 3 huge outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool Deck at the resort Paradise Bay Resort Maltese wine and beer... Continue Reading →

Gozo, Malta Travel Blog

Ferry from Mellieha to Gozo Booked a quad tour to explore the whole island of Gozo Gozo Beach Cruising around the island Cathedral we whizzed by Statue of the Risen Christ on Tas-Salvatur Hill My turn to drive! Sea Salt Pans where salt is produced for the islands I'm sorry, what?!? Wow! Just a man... Continue Reading →

Comino, Malta Travel Blog

Caves on the way to Comino island Where the boat drops you off at Comino island Crystal clear blue water at the Blue Lagoon Taking in the view from the rocks Walking along the edge Saw the tower in the distance so decided to walk to it So many lizards in Malta St. Mary's Tower... Continue Reading →

Luxembourg, Luxembourg Travel Blog

Historic Promenade Views Notre-Dame Cathedral Adolphe Bridge Saint Michael's Church Old City Walls Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial

Ring Road, Iceland in 9 Days Travel Blog

Day 1: Arrive at Keflavik International AirportBridge between the ContinentsBlue LagoonChurch of HallgrimurSun VoyagerHotel: The Capital-Inn Blue Lagoon Outside of the Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon Sun Voyager Sun Voyager Church of Hallgrimur Bridge Between Continents Day 2: ThingvallavatnThingvellirSilfra Diving LocationBruarfoss WaterfallStokkurGeysirGullfoss FallsBruarhlooVatnsleysufossSkalholt CathedralKerid CraterHotel: Riverside Guesthouse Thingvellir Geysir Gulfoss Falls Day 3: SeljalandsfossGljufurarfossSeljavallalaugSkogafossWrecked DC-3 PlaneDyrholaey... Continue Reading →

Milan, Italy Travel Blog

Duomo Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II Piazza del Duomo Sforza Castle Sempione Park behind the Castle Arch of Peace Duomo at night On top of the Duomo Duomo Rooftop Duomo Interior Basillica San Lorenzo On top of the Duomo Duomo Crowds

Lake Como, Italy Travel Blog

Como Boating Dock Brunate Cathedral View from Brunate. Took the Funicular up from Como. Menaggio Menaggio View of Varenna from Ferry Varenna restaurant with a view Varenna Cathedral View of Lake Como from Varenna Beautiful Varenna Ferry ride on Lake Como has some amazing views! Lake Como

Sofia, Bulgaria Travel Blog

Mineral Bath Soaks Fountains in front of the National Theatre Cathedral Interior Witnessed a Bulgarian Wedding Church of St George Independence Square Russian Church Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Central Mineral Baths Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Ivan Vazov National Theatre Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Monument to the Tsar Liberator

Marrakesh, Morocco Travel Blog

Our Riad Majorelle Gardens Majorelle Gardens Majorelle Gardens Medersa Ben Youssef Lantern Souk El Badi Palace Inside El Badi Palace Kasbah Mosque Jemaa el-Fnaa Koutoubia Mosque Spices Souk Saadian Tombs Main Square Snake Charmer The riads welcome you with tea and bread. Riad terrace Moroccan Breakfast

Bamberg, Germany Travel Blog

Bamberg Christmas Market Bakery in the shape of a gingerbread house Bridge opposite Old Town Hall HellerHaus "Wedgewood" House on Untere Brucke Bridge The Old Court - Alte Hofhaltung Neue Residenz Obere Pfarre Carmelite Monastery Inside Obere Pfarre Obere Pfarre Altes Rathaus Old Town Hall on the River Regnitz Old Town Hall Bridge Christmas Tree... Continue Reading →

Nuremberg, Germany Travel Blog

Enjoying Gluhwein (Mulled Wine) at the Christmas market! My favorite Christmas tradition. Toy Museum Saint Lawrence Church View from Nuremberg Castle Kaiserburg Imperior Castle Interior Kaiserburg Castle Christmas Markets in front of St Lawrence Church Handwerkerhof Medieval Shopping Area with small shops focusing on traditional crafts Craft Market Outside of Handwerkerhof Crowded Christmas Market at... Continue Reading →

Cozumel, Mexico Travel Blog

Puerta Maya Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal Puerta Maya sign Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal Senor Frogs Cozumel Sign Cruise Port Delicious Mexican Lunch Mexico had awesome greeters Three Amigos Three Amigos Restaurant Swam with Dolphins Unlimited free drinks at Dolphinaris Swimming with dolphins tour Mariachi Band Loved this cruise port Never thought I'd be popping out... Continue Reading →

Costa Maya, Mexico Travel Blog

Snorkeling Free pool at the port Had one too many drinks at the poolside bar Could drink in the pool Costa Maya welcome guests Poolside food and drink service Such a good drink! Can't beat this free pool Walking in the street market Costa Maya sign Saw a few sea turtles on the glass bottom... Continue Reading →

Roatan, Honduras Travel Blog

Free lounge chairs I have since gotten a hummingbird tattoo. My favorite bird! Map of Roatan Gumbalimba Park Swing Bridge Feeding the monkeys They were climbing all over us My favorite animal! Gumbalimba Park Entrance Beach in West Bay Such clear water! Tabyana Beach entrance Monkey love Iguana Parrot Taking pics with the monkey Selfie... Continue Reading →

Billund, Denmark Travel Blog

The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891–1958), a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company came to be called "Lego", derived from the Danish phrase leg  Outside of Hotel Legoland Hotel Legoland Hotel Legoland Legoland Winter World in Lalandia Billund Brewery brews mead,... Continue Reading →

Munich and Schwangau, Germany Travel Blog

Delicious pretzels at Oktoberfest! Liters of beer early in the morning Oktoberfest New Town Hall Motorcycle Show Horses Bavaria Statue at the RuVhmeshalle Hall of Fame View of Oktoberfest from Theresienwiese Most popular beer in Munich Inside one of the tents All the tents were different in the inside. Welcome Sign New Town Hall Old... Continue Reading →

8-Day Mediterranean Cruise Travel Blog

My husband and I went on the 8-Day 8-Day Greek Isles Cruise from Venice on Norwegian Cruise Line. Our ship was called the Jade. We booked through Military Cruise Deals to get the best deal for being affiliated with the military. Out itinerary included Venice, Corfu, Thira/Santorini, Mykonos, Athens/Piraeus, Split, and back to Venice. The... Continue Reading →

Venice, Italy Travel Blog

Gondola Ride Gondolas Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco St Mark's Basilica St. Mark's Clocktower Grand Canal Santa Maria della Salute Ponte dell'Accademia San Simeone Piccolo Museo di Storia Naturale Rialto Bridge

Santorini, Greece Travel Blog

Took a pirate ship to the volcanic island and hiked up it Wouldn't be Santorini without seeing donkeys all over the place. We opted not to take the presumed uncomfortable, bumpy ride. Had to squeeze past the mass of donkeys on our walk down the curvy road View of the Santorini volcano Took a cable... Continue Reading →

Mykonos, Greece Travel Blog

Adorable dog waiting for his owner to come back in the Tuk Tuk Greek orthodox red-domed church Found one of my favorite quotes How cute is this house?!? Mykonos port harbor We took a half-day jeep tour around the island. Loved cruising around! Spent a couple hours lounging at Elia Beach All the jeeps on... Continue Reading →

Athens, Greece Travel Blog

The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. Old Temple of Athena Acropolis View from the top of the Acropolis Rear of the... Continue Reading →

Corfu, Greece Travel Blog

It was a chilly day so we didn't go in the water. Restaurant by the water Stopped at the beach to relax Didn't get to take the horse in the water because the current was too strong. Horseback Riding to the beach The horses ate the berries off the branches along the way.

Split, Croatia Travel Blog

Krka Waterfalls Swimming in the falls More waterfalls on the walk around the park View of the falls from above Perfect day trip from Split View on the way to the falls Swimming Split town center Walking around Split Split

Porto, Portugal Travel Blog

Dom Luis I Bridge View from near the bridge Cable car down gave a free wine tasting ticket Cable car down Quevedo Port Wine Enjoying our free glass of wine (with purchase of cable car ticket) Bridge Capela das Almas

Barcelona and Montserrat, Spain Travel Blog

Sagrada Familia Placa Real Square Port Sagrada Familia is expensive so we didn't go in. Took a day trip to Montseraat Basilica was under construction Casa Batillo House Gaudi - Great area for food Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. This was a great area to walk around. View from Montseraat Montserrat Monastery Virgin of... Continue Reading →

Lisbon, Portugal Travel Blog

Military Museum Excellent views from the Castle The city is very similar to San Francisco Belem Tower Monument of the Discoveries and 25th April Bridge Sao Jorge Castle Castle Sao Vicente de Fora Church Street Market View from the Castle Church of Santa Engracia Maritime Navy Museum

Madrid, Spain Travel Blog

Plaza Mayor Main Square Almudena Cathedral There were so many street "performers" begging for money Almudena Cathedral Royal Palace Royal Palace Gate Egyptian Temple of Debod We were not impressed with Madrid so we took a nap in Retiro Park. It has a lake, restaurants, and sculptures.

Nice, France Travel Blog

Port of Nice Mediterranean Sea Was in Nice during the UEFA competition Train Station Marina Ferris wheel by the Marina Beach Sunbathing Carrousel Chambre de Commerce

Marseille, France Travel Blog

Boat tour Chateau d'ld Vieux Port Boat ride from Port Vieux Fontaine de la place Castellane Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde Palais Longchamp Walking back to the city center from the Basilica Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde View from the Basilica Great place to watch the sunset

Florence and Pisa, Italy Travel Blog

Pisa Baptistery Cathedral Square Typical tourist shot Leaning Tower Pisa Santa Maria Novella Florence Cathedral Florence Cathedral Florence Cathedral Bargello Fountain of Neptune Replica of the Statue of David Palazzo Vecchio So many people! Palazzo Pitti Santa Trinita

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