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Diplomas I have Earned While Traveling

I travel because I  love to travel. I love planes and trains. I even love airports. I am a travel blogger because I love to write. Hopefully you love to read what I write. That is the only reason I have a blog at all, because I really like the idea that someone, somewhere is reading what I write. I […]

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Intrepid Gorillas, Chapter Seven. The Gorillas of Rwanda

In this, the apex chapter of my safari to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, I will tell you about what can honestly be called a once in a lifetime experience. I trekked up a mountain to see the gorillas in the mist, and I do not mean the movie. Curse Dian Fossey! couldn’t she have found some cute endangered species somewhere […]

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Intrepid Gorillas, Chapter Six

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This was the day we crossed into Rwanda. The border crossing was easy enough, but then the truck threw a dive shaft bearing and we were stranded by the side of the road. A man from Sacramento named Casey is a portrait artist and spent time sketching the kids.  I took pictures with my Ipad which they laughed at when […]

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Intrepid Gorillas, Chapter Five

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We arrived at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Our campsite is called something like Hippo Hill and they say the hippos come in and wander around at night. The hippos left us alone. The park surrounds Lake Elizabeth, which is pretty big. We went on a game drive  with elephants and lions and hippos and god knows what else. Then wewent on […]

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Intrepid Gorillas, Chapter One

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A while back, Travel Bloogers Unite and Intrepid Travel announced a contest to go on a Safari in Africa to, among other things, trek into the jungle and see the Mountain Gorillas. These are the giant gentle critters that were brought to the world’s attention by Dian Fossey. I entered the contest and somehow, maybe I was the only person who […]

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