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Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

July 30, 2015

Wild Mountain gorillas are found in one place in the entire world – The Virunga Mountains in Central Africa. The 433 square kilometer conservation area is made up of 3 different national parks (Mgahinga, Volcanoes and Virunga) located at the border intersections of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. All three parks offer similar gorilla trekking experiences. The Rwanda gorilla trekking experience seems to be the fastest to get to from the airport, but it also carries the most expensive permit at $750 per non-resident vs. $400 in Congo and $600 in Uganda. read more

Tips for Packing Light

July 25, 2015

When it comes to travel most people agree packing is not so fun. A holiday or work trip is hard enough to pack for but 2 years of travel, where does one even start? We made it as easy as possible by asking ourselves the below questions. Once we answered each question and gave ourselves a guideline it was a bit easier to accept the idea of packing so little for 2 years and move forward with our final list. What type of luggage do we want to bring? read more

Getting Robbed in Kigali

July 22, 2015

We got robbed. It sucked, but the events that transpired were unbelievable. One of the biggest fears/concerns for any traveler is getting robbed. We all go into any travel experience with the hopes that our life and our valuables will always be safe. We considered ourselves safe and aware travelers, me a bit more than Matt, but overall pretty aware of our surroundings. read more

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Reykjavik, Iceland

July 8, 2015

My first question upon arrival in Reykjavik was, could there been any surprises left for Iceland? Having just traversed the Ring road and seen all of Iceland’s natural marvels, I knew it was going to take something special to wow me. I am happy to say that it rose to the task. Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and houses just over one third of the countries 323,000 residents. From a city whose reputation as a hot spot for nightclubs is world renowned, it had a lot of other surprises to offer us. read more

Want to Live Like a Local in Iceland?

June 11, 2015

Want to get to know a local or live like a local in Iceland? Consider a farmhouse stay while in Iceland. Not only does it help to support an Icelandic family, it provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and experience the real Iceland. Each farm stay centers around different types of experiences from horses, sheep, hiking, rafting, skiing to simple relaxation all with breathtaking views. The prices, amenities and accommodations vary by location. read more

Travel DC with Robert Langdon in Search of the Lost Symbol

April 11, 2015

If you’re a fan like me of the thriller by Dan Brown “The Lost symbol” and are in or going to be in the Washington DC area, here are a list of places you can actually visit from the book. Enjoy! Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: The book opens at 1733 16th St. NW at the House of the Temple in the temple room of the regional headquarters of the Scottish Rite Masons, a branch of Freemasons. read more

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