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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Volunteer in Kenya with Freedom Global, Make a Difference

Hauling Dirt to the Farm Volunteering in Kenya with Freedom Global

We’d always liked the idea of combining travel and volunteering.  We’d talked about voluntourism.  We’d thought about voluntourism.  But we’d never actually done it.  There are lots of excuses, like a lot of volunteer trips are weeks or months long, which is hard for people like us with limited vacation time, or we’d think about volunteering for a day or two during a trip, but then the schedule got too full.  Then one day a friend was talking about an upcoming trip to Kenya, a trip that would be a week and a half, a trip that would be focused on volunteering.  Oh, and a trip that could include a 24-hour safari.  But that’s for another article.  This article is about volunteering in Kenya with Freedom Global.
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

5 Reasons Why You'll Want the Swiss Travel Pass

Head out the Train Window 5 Reasons Why You'll Want the Swiss Travel Pass

To drive or to take the train, that is the question.  In Switzerland, the answer is to take the train!  There is no place on earth that provides better train travel than Switzerland, and it is made so easy with the Swiss Travel Pass.  If you’re not sure whether it’s worth getting a Swiss Travel Pass for your trip to Switzerland, here are five reasons why you'll want to get a Swiss Travel Pass. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5 Fun Things to Do in Saas-Fee Switzerland in Summer

Saas-Fee Switzerland Things to Do

Saas-Fee is a premier skiing village in the Valais region of Switzerland, so why were we traveling to Saas-Fee in summer?  It wasn’t for the skiing, though Saas-Fee is unique because you can ski there year-round.  While winter is Saas-Fee’s most popular season for travelers, summer is less crowded and there are many fun things to do in Saas-Fee in summer.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

What to Do With a Long Layover in London

Millennium Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral What to Do With a Long Layover in London

Nine-hour layover.  Those words can strike dread in any traveler’s heart.  Unless that is, that long layover is in London.  Then, all of a sudden, those words are full of opportunity.  We’re not strangers to the long layover.  We used a long layover to tour Munich in a day, and another long layover at the Munich airport (which included a spa visit and a brewery visit).  Given the distance between Heathrow and the city of London, we didn’t get to do as much as we did with seven hours in Munich, but we were still able to have a very nice morning wandering around London on a self-guided tour, taking photos, and seeing a couple things we hadn’t seen when we were in London for our honeymoon 14 years ago.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Four Days in Interlaken and the Swiss Alps

Lauterbrunnen Valley Four Days in Interlaken and the Swiss Alps

While we ended up spending a number of days in Switzerland’s cities, we wanted to spend plenty of time soaking in Switzerland’s nature, specifically the Swiss Alps and the Berner Obereland region.  To do so we spent four nights in Interlaken, giving us four-and-a-half days in the Swiss Alps.  We used Interlaken as a jumping off point for a number of day-trips to places like Thun, Jungfraujoch, Lake Spiez, Lauterbrunnen, and Gimmelwald. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

10 Amazing Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

Sea Lion Face Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

If you think travel to Mexico is not for you, visit La Paz, Mexico.  La Paz has everything that’s great about Mexico.  The food is delicious, the seafood is plentiful, the culture is present, and the nature is mind-blowing.  La Paz is safe and clean, and it’s a place where real people live and enjoy life, rather than a place where there are more tourists than locals.  There are also some pretty amazing things to do in La Paz, like swimming with whale sharks, snorkeling with sea lions, kayaking along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, waking up to exotic birds soaring in the air and dolphins swimming in the water, and throwing down oysters, chocolate clams, and lobster.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Say Yes to Crossing the Border for a Flight from Tijuana

Cross Border Xpress US Entrance Tijuana Airport Bridge and Volaris

Living in San Diego, we have a very convenient international airport which has a pretty good flight selection.  We also have LAX, which sometimes has better prices and non-stop flights that we don’t have, including flights to our neighbor to the south, Mexico.  But San Diegans, and Southern Californians, have another choice -- the Tijuana Airport.  It may sound difficult to cross an international border to catch a flight, but, surprisingly, it is super easy with the Tijuana airport bridge, the Cross Border Xpress, and possibly faster than flying out of the San Diego airport.  And, with airlines like Volaris, there’s a whole world of destinations available with super low airfares, many of which are reachable with a non-stop flight.