"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

“Slow to Take, Quick to Give”

    The title is, in a nutshell, how Grant Golliher describes his philosophy on working with horses. People usually call it “horse whispering.” Golliher thinks it’s the best way to develop the maximum potential of not only horses, but also employees and children. He just thinks of it as good leadership and mentorship. Grant…

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The Tree of Life

My fascination with the baobab tree started on our first trip to sub-Saharan Africa in 2014. We saw them in Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe on that trip and I fell under their spell. They thrive in thirty two African nations, but we have never seen one as far north as Morocco or Egypt. You…

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The Spice Isle

Thanks to its strategic location, the island of Zanzibar has been at the crossroads of the spice trade for centuries. Foreign competition knocked the island off its pedestal at the top of the heap, but Zanzibar still is a big player in the spice world. The markets are redolent with the heady aromas of spices…

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Zanzibar’s Favorite Son

  “I’m not going to be a star, I’m going to be a legend.”~~ Freddie Mercury   Zanzibar. The name just sounds exciting and exotic, so it is only natural that it is the birth place of the undisputed Ruler of Rock and King of Queen, Freddie Mercury. Born in Stone Town (the old section…

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La Buse

To err is human; to arr is pirate.~~~Anonymous Olivier Le Vasseur stood defiant before the assembled crowd on Ile de Bourbon (now Reunion Island) on 7 July 1730. He was expected to express contrition for his crimes in the few minutes he was given to address the crowd. But Le Vasseur would not give the…

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Leaving Louisville

It’s almost wheels-up time for us after an action-packed Presidents’ Day weekend with Harvey in Kentucky. It’s been a blast for all three of us. I thought I’d run back through my pictures while we wait for our homeward-bound flight and post a few random shots.   This is Kentucky’s only Frank Lloyd Wright designed…

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Abe’s Crib

“I don’t know who my grandfather was: I am much more concerned to know who his grandson will be.”~~~Abraham Lincoln   It’s been like a time loop from the movie Groundhog Day. I’ve had the same conversation over and over for the last month or so. It goes like this: Random Friend: “Where and when…

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