Around the World Trip – Maldives

What an unexpected delight it was to find the Maldives!  For those who aren’t familiar (we weren’t), it’s a ring of 1200 islands located about 600 miles south of the southern most t...

Around the World Trip – India and the Taj Mahal

Our visit to India and the Taj Mahal started and ended with travel issues.  It was bound to happen, right?  Upon arrival, Steve’s luggage didn’t make it and on the way out the airlines c...

Around the World Trip – Petra, Jordan

Petra. Wow. Petra. I’m not sure I can adequately describe the grandeur of this ancient city. It is absolutely without question one of the most impressive places I’ve had the great fortune ...

Around the World Trip – Nubian Village

Our last outing in Aswan was a river boat cruise down the Nile to a Nubian village.  The Nubians are a very dark skinned people who were once wealthy landowners in the Nile Valley. More than 100,000 ...

Around the World Trip – Valley of the Kings

Our visit in Luxor concluded with a visit to the incredible Valley of the Kings.  To date, they’ve unearthed 64 tombs of the pharaohs (including the very famous boy pharaoh, Tutankhamen (aka St...

Around the World Trip – Hot Air Ballooning

Tuesday morning brought a stunning adventure, a hot air balloon ride across ruined temples and vast expanses of desert.  We floated high in the sky over temples and excavations, and dropped down to g...