Kruger National Park- Satara

Drive 1- Skukuza H1-2 to H1-3 to Satara. Drive 2- Satara H7 to S40 to Girivana Dam and back. Drive 3- Night drive Satara H1-3 to Shisshangani waterhole, H1-3 to Sweni River and back. Satara campground. Night drives go from 20:00-22:00+ and let me tell you what, mister- it was real tough getting up the […]

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Montana’s Public Use Cabins, part 2

Check out our intro to public use cabins– one of our favorite things about Montucky! This is about our trip to the Kings Hill Cabin near Neihart, Montana, conveniently located across the road from the Showdown Ski Area.       I can’t believe how many of my Montana friends don’t know about these cabins. Check […]

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Montana’s Public Use Cabins, part 1

Lots of people I know in Montana have a cabin, or their parents have a cabin, or their aunts, uncles, grandparents, best friends, third grade elementary teachers have a cabin. And all the rest of the people I know in Montana dream of having a cabin.

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InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel

Contrary to popular belief we’re not dirtbaggers all the time (and we do shower on a regular basis although certainly not every day). Greg and I have stayed in hostels, crashed with friends, and slept in airports all over the world, spending less so that we might travel more. But that was before we started […]

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City of Lights, part un

We didn’t make any travel plans before we left home, other than we wanted to get to Finland to meet Santa Claus, and to see the uncles. From there we winged our trip and went where our flights could take us, booking rooms along the way. As far as standby goes, we got about as […]

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Cologne: Christmas City

The thing about Christmas markets is that they just make you thirsty… for more Christmas markets. We wanted to take a little European road trip so we flew from Tallinn to Frankfurt and rented a car to take us to the best markets in the world- Germany’s Christkindlmarkts. Greg did his research and chose Cologne […]

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Tallinn

Take-off to touchdown, Tallinn is a 27 minute flight from Helsinski. I had read about Tallinn’s lovely Christmas market in its Old Town, and since we happened to be in the neighborhood, and since Finnair and consequently Fly.be partner with Greg’s airline, we made the short trip across the pond. The only thing we had […]

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Hitchin’ again, hitchin’ again

What goes north must eventually go back south, most unfortunately. I fell head over heels for our little log cabin and it pained me very much to hand the keys over the morning we checked out of it. We could not have asked for a better vacation than a cabin in Finland- it’s just right […]

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Finnish Lapland

I just get so tired. Lord knows I love a good nap, but I just can’t seem to wake up here. Gregory, who rarely naps at home, has been joining me for three, four, six hour naps here in Finland. Our first night in Lapland we laid down at 6:00p, got up at 9:00p, stayed […]

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Hitchin’ a ride, hitchin’ a ride

Kristina and Mike told us about a great area in the far, snowy (but not the farthest, snowiest) north of Finland called Saariselka and the hotel where they used to work outside of Finland’s second largest national park- Urho Kekkonen National Park, or Urho Kekkonen kansallispuisto if you will. A snowy paradise with cabins and […]

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