Beautiful Extraordinary Africa

We’ve been traveling since late November starting in Nairobi, Kenya, on to the fabled nature preserve of Masa Mara in Western Kenya, on to Tanzania – the Serengeti Nature preserve, Selu River, and to Zanzibar in December.  At Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Mozambique visiting one of our dear friends who is the new Peace Corps director. On New ... Read More »

Black & White Rainbow: South Africa 28/1/2019

Coffee Bay on the wild Coast night of the Jan 25th and Jan 26th Saturday and Sunday Friends, I’m sorry that I can’t give you moment by moment encounters of our amazing journey through South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya. Simply we my great and amazing travel buddy Zoe, and I are having too much fun meeting so many people, ... Read More »

Maputo How to be awesome Guests.

Our long time friend Ellen has been generously hosting us for the past few weeks. Guests:  As travelers, how are we/ you guests that doesn’t wear your host out and you leave better friends? Generally, we say, three days is our rule, but if the hosts are amenicable (amenable and amicable combined).  Also, like us, without immodesty we are very ... Read More »

Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 14-16 December 2018

On the 14th through the 16th we were in Dar es Salaam. Flying in from Julius Nyeere airport. Dar es Salaam – like many African cities bursting with overpopulation, lack of opportunity, intense poverty, lack of electricity and clean drinking water for the majority of the people. One of the things that struck me however was how civilized driving was. After ... Read More »

Surrendering and Gathering: Tanzania

What are you willing to surrender on your journey? Can you leave your piano at home? Your dog Spot? Your golf clubs? The familiar foods? The TV? The hundreds of things that define our lives at home. What will you leave behind if anything? Some folks travel in a big 50 foot RV, with a car trailing behind, and others ... Read More »


Friday, November 9, 2018 AFRICA THE START OF THE JOURNAL November 2nd in Vermont   Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa 9 Nov 2018  I have never been on Safari in Africa. Venturing to see the wildlife Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, and Kruger in South Africa.  Safari, from the Arabic word of Safar, to ... Read More »

1 May 2018 – Oh, no! Traveling again

1 May in Vermont and one of the last things I want to do is travel now. I am awake at 5 AM and starting to write. This is my morning routine at Blue Heron pond– I wake up, make coffee and start to create.  I think of the line from Prufrock by T.S. Eliot every time, “”I have measure ... Read More »

Travel Is An Essential Color to our Souls’ Palette

Travel is an essential color in my palette of wonder. The comfort of my home in the woods, overlooking blue heron pond, with all my creative toys, holds me in a serene enchantment…   but the wind carries fragrances from exotic lands, birds land on my porch with stories in their wings, and the clouds with their tales of journeys ... Read More »

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