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And Last, But Not Least

Sadly, South America was where we parted…. But not for long! We love sharing our adventures with you so much that we have decided to have one final Global Fieldtrip night.  For this night, we would like everyone to be involved! Date: Saturday July 23, 2016

Global Fieldtrip Night – Engaging Europe!

What do France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland all have in common?  They are all amazing places to visit and were featured in our most recent Global Fieldtrip Night – Engaging Europe! Back in September we presented our first Global Fieldtrip night featuring the Uplifting UK, and

Global Fieldtrip Night – Announcing Engaging Europe!

Our last Global Fieldtrip Night – Uplifting UK, was a great success with almost 40 people from different parts of our blogosphere attending an enjoyable evening of food and photos.  If you’re interested in viewing our photo slideshow, you can check it out here: Preparations are

Royal Tombs and Greek Mythological Floors

While taking a week of relaxation in Cyprus, we thought it was important to go to the UNESCO World Heritage sites down the street from our resort.You may have seen my Mom’s post on Aphrodite’s birth place and temple which were the first sites we visited.  Let me

Happy New Year!

What a phenomenal year 2014 has been.  We feel blessed to be on the road as a family, seeing and experiencing the world around us. Having had an amazing experience throughout Israel, we were ready to move on to our next destination – Tanzania.  However,

Special Report – Car Rentals!

We have had a number of questions about how we are getting around in Europe, so I put this post together to share our approach and experiences with respect to car rentals.  You can also find this on our “RTW Planning Resources” under “Ground Transportation

Back to Shore!

Today is also the last day of our cruise. We have really enjoyed our time on the Norwegian Jade Cruise ship. It was a great way for us to travel to Greece and Turkey without all the driving. Of course, we would have loved to

Naples

Our last port on the cruise was in Naples where we visited the Amalfi coast and Pompeii. It was a lot of fun and I want to go back again in the future. Positano This is a beautiful little town right on the Mediterranean Sea.

A Bizarre Bazaar!

When I heard “Grand Bazaar“, I thought of a small market being run in the basement of a church. Was I in for a surprise when I visited the bazaar in Istanbul! It was more like a small city full of shops, vendors, shoppers, and

West Meets East, East Meets West

While on our trip, we are trying to learn as much as possible about all the religions we come across. For our time in Istanbul, Turkey, we learned about Christianity and Islam. I am still unsure about some things, so if I make any mistakes

Two Turkish Delights…

Imagine a place where the “above-world” and the “under-world” meet.  What could this place look like?  We found one intersection of “above/underworld” in Istanbul…the Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern. Topkapi Palace This was the palace used by the sultans up until the 19th century,

Terrific Turkey!

After a wonderful, but short time in Greece, we were ready to move onto our next port – Kusadasi, Turkey. We jumped off the boat bright and early and made our way to the bus station. It wasn’t long before we had a number of

The Home of the First Ancient Olympics…..

We had a great first day on the cruise and were very excited for the rest of our time traveling by boat around Greece and Turkey. We were even more excited the next day when we arrived at our first port in Greece…. Olympia. When

A Pirate’s life for me!

Haargh, me mates!  What better way to see the world than from the deck of a ship?! One of our goals in doing this trip is to try multiple modes of transportation.  To date, we have traveled extensively by car, we have done a bit