Christmas at Tava Lingwe

“May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white…” Merry and bright were for certain, but we’d traded a white Christmas in bitterly cold Germany for the equatorial climes of South Africa. We arrived Christmas morning at O.R. Tambo International Airport, where the silver trees bedecked in orange and blue…

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Planning a South Africa and Namibia Road Trip

There comes a point in life in Germany where you start dreaming of someplace well…warmer. Sunnier. Cheerier. I like to joke that a sun-smoked vacation in the middle of winter is my condition for continuing to live in these cold Northern climes, but honestly? It’s no joke. To get our doctor-prescribed vitamin D, we scheduled…

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Scotland Part II: The Panoramic Highlands

It was impossible not to look everywhere at once. Deep grey skies. Scotch-brown grasses that covered the mountains like ratty blankets. Tree-lined roads that erupted into steely blue expanses of the lochs, castles sitting heavily on their edges. We’d drive until we hit water, get out, take it in, listening to the strange silence of…

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In-car dance party

I’ve got travel booked for the next six weekends in a row—by trains and planes, but no automobiles. (I was going to insert a Sadface emoji here, but actually, the Autobahn has been so congested lately I don’t know if it’s really a miss.) While I’m not missing out on the Public Works-induced traffic, moments…

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Planning a Roadtrip

Somehow I totally forgot that next Monday is MLK Day. What to do with this newfound extra time? Maybe a day trip? Maybe a scenic drive? Maybe some time outdoors? (Provided the weather holds?) While bumbling around the web looking for ideas I came across Roadtrippers.com, a really awesome site that lets you plug in…

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