Searching for My Relatives Part 1: Kilkenny, Ireland

By: Matthew

Three Castles 05

We have all seen the commercials on TV for Ancestry.com, and I am sure some of you have even contemplated signing up and digging into your family tree. Well, I did just that. Then I followed it up by planning a trip that centered on doing some actual on the ground searching. For those of you that haven’t signed up for an account, the main limitation stems from the inability to view names or records for anyone who is still alive. This little wrinkle makes it a bit harder to actually shake hands with a distant relative. I wasn’t going to let that stand in my way, though.

Read More

Travelationship’s High Fives to Creating a Better Holiday

By: Heather

High Fives Banner

Want to make the most of your travel time? Here are 5 of our top travel tips for a better holiday.

  1. Put down your camera – Don’t depend on your camera to create all your memories

I am not suggesting to cut all photos & videos, but at times put down your electronics and take in the moments. Stop, look, listen, smell and feel the energy around you. Take it all in and create memories in your mind and soul.

Read More

What Are We Up To Next?

We have made it through the first 3 months of our 2-year journey. When we started we planned our itinerary through our arrival into Rwanda on July 11, 2015. We spent April through early July traveling through the United States, Canada and Europe. Now it’s the end of July, and we are slowly adding a few definite dates to our itinerary, but we still seem to be undecided for the rest of our time.

Read More

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

By: Heather

Gorilla Trekking 04

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.

Read More

Getting Robbed in Kigali

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