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Reflecting on a Year of Riding the Wind

Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sitting here at “home” in California I am hard-pressed to believe what has transpired in the past year. Loaded with lessons, new challenges, new sights, and best of all, new…

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Africa: The Sweetest Surprise

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

As I sit here in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, my mind spins from the activities of the last twenty days on an overland adventure with Nomad Tours. This morning I said goodbye to friends. People who were unknown to…

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Day 3: Orange River, South Africa to Fish River Canyon, Namibia with Nomad Tours

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The morning started with part of the group going off to canoe the Orange River. I was happy…

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Day 2: Namaqualand to the Orange River, South Africa with Nomad Tours

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nicole and I managed to get the rain cover on the tent despite the pouring rain, thunder and lightning. The…

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Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa to the Cederberg Mountain Region with Nomad Tours

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Darren and Rob drove me to the Nomad Tours office in Cape Town where everyone met at 8 a.m. to…

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Anticipation: A Tour of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe with Nomad Tours

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tomorrow I leave for a twenty-day camping…

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Elephant Encounters in Knysna Elephant Park, South Africa

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

We made a visit to Knysna Elephant Park also located on the Garden Route near Plettenberg Bay. The elephants here were rescued from culling programs or as…

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Things went south from there. Cape Agulhas, South Africa

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thanks to Darren’s willingness to drive a long way, I made it to the southernmost point in Africa. There, the Indian and Atlantic oceans…

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Visiting the Birds of Eden Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Prior to today I can say with 100% confidence that I had as much interest in birds as I did in filing my tax return. None. So what a surprise it…

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South Africa’s Garden Route: Great Brak and Mossel Bay

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

After a lot of driving through stunning passes and roads covered with low shrubs, pines and eucalyptus, we arrived at Joan’s Place, a relaxing hideaway overlooking a river that flows into…

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