The Smoke That Thunders

May 7, 2011

We head to Victoria Falls first thing in the morning so that we can see one of the 7 wonders of the world (Ed’s 5th, my 3rd).  You can see the mist rising from over 20 miles away.  We are brought along a path that requires a serious rain coat.  From the Zambia approach you […]

The River

The Birdhouse in Zambia

May 6, 2011

Zambia is a big change from Savanna.  The Zambagezi resort is a short drive from a very impoverished Livingstone.  Here we are still insulated but it’s clearly a more poverty stricken community- those who work at the resort have built a small village on it’s outer gate so they can live close to work.  A […]

Hail the King

A Walk with the King

May 2, 2011

Morning in Savanna and our first sighting of the day was a Serval – a rare wild cat.  It was small and skittish, the only creature we saw on Safari who instantly hid from view.  But a bigger cat was around the corner.  We found the dominant male lion out for his morning walk.  He […]


Room 402 Cape Grace

April 29, 2011

Today’s gift was almonds and Amarula. Yesterday was bath goodies and a candle, upon our arrival Champagne. The hotel has taken to spoiling the honeymooners as we spend our week exploring Cape Town from the harbor side boutique. Yesterday I actually had to put up the do not disturb sign because the offers for service […]


The action figures

April 29, 2011

  Have visited table mountain, the south western tip of the African continent, frolicked among penguins, went on game drives with the “Big 5” and chilled on the beach in Mauritius

well rested

A tale of two tourists

April 29, 2011

Ed and I go on the same trip but have very different tours. Ed endures the long stretches of road, bad jokes and repeated anecdotes of our guide, Paul. I transport instantly from hotel to scenic mountain drive (Chapmans peak even in clouded shrouds is dramatic and breath taking) to seal boat to Cape Point […]

TSA with love

April 25, 2011

My recommendation for a 16 hour flight in coach with limited food and a non working tv screen is to be a newly wed traveling on honeymoon. I practically blew kisses to the flight crew as they cut ahead of us at security screening. Wedded bliss is real. Probably impossible to maintain (and certainly annoying […]

Room 1009 Mr & Mrs Young.

April 24, 2011

I could not have imagined a better first day of marriage then ours. Still abuzz from the wedding, I spent the morning in my gorgeous dress, a happy version of Miss Haversham. The morning light revealed that the view from the Ritz suite overlooked not just NY harbor but the spot of our second first […]

The last birthday as a free agent

February 26, 2011

Ed’s birthday brought us back to The Inn at Lake Joseph, where we’d spent a very happy labor day weekend.  This was our first weekend away with Tank and she instantly proved a great travel companion.  Not so much in the car…where her drooling took on monstrous proportions but in hikes in the snow, and […]