Our repeat excursion to Senegal was just as much fun as our first visit in this lovely, laid back country. Saint Louis was our first stop and we stayed at the popular overlanding haunt of Zebrabar where our stay coincided with the Amsterdam to Dakar rally event so it was a busy campsite. Saint Louis…Continue reading Senegal

Suriname – Paramaribo & Isadou Island

Sandwiched between Guyana and French Guiana, Suriname welcomes approximately 280,000 tourists annually. It is a former Dutch colony and is considered one of South America‚Äôs hidden treasures. We arrived to Suriname on the ferry from French Guiana, and our itinerary included several days in Paramaribo followed by several days at Isadou Island on the Suriname…Continue reading Suriname – Paramaribo & Isadou Island


Ukraine is full of unexpected surprises. When we did research to visit Kiev, we were flooded with travel agents who provided unsolicited information that finding a spouse in Ukraine was their specialty. We laughed and explained that we weren’t in search of lifelong partners but historical sights. Begrudgingly, we were offered our visa support letters…Continue reading Ukraine