Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania October 15-17, 2014 Serengeti National Park with G Adventures I will never forget the initial descent down into the Serengeti after paying our park entrance fees. All you could see for hundreds of miles was what looked like dry grass that hadn’t seen water in months until it met the dark, greenish-grey clouds of the horizon; and although you couldn’t see them with the… Read More

Nairobi, Kenya October 11-13, 2014 Once the Captain turned on the seatbelt sign and announced our descent into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he also turned on the butterflies in our stomachs. In four short hours we had gone from the glitz and glamour of Dubai to the grit and chaos of Nairobi. We were nervous, but prepared. Not just for Nairobi, but the for the upcoming 26-day journey that would take us some… Read More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates October 10, 2014 Smack dab in the center of the Middle East, Dubai, United Arab Emirates is one of the safest and most prosperous places on earth. We chose to fly Emirates Airlines for our flights from Istanbul to Nairobi and from Cape Town to Bangkok for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they were competitively priced with Qatar Airways and Etihad; and secondly, it would take us to Dubai, a place we’ve always… Read More

Apologies for the short hiatus from our blog! It was for good reason, as we spent nearly a month camping in Africa where WIFI is not a priority. We started in Kenya and visited Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia before spending a few days in Cape Town. We will be posting about this amazing adventure, but first to catch up on a few short stops we made before making our way to Africa! Venice, Italy –… Read More

June 28th was our one year wedding anniversary. If anyone had asked us last year where we saw ourselves after one year of marriage, it definitely would NOT have been homeless, living from our car, and about to set out to travel the world! But here we are, ready to take off on the adventure of a lifetime. In true Jess and Steven style, our last night in our first house was… Read More

2013 was a big year for us. We got married, turned the big 3-0, and spent an unforgettable month-long honeymoon in Australia. We both love to travel, and we thought our trip to Australia in December 2013 would take care of that travel bug we’d been trying to fight off. Little did we know, it would do the complete opposite Fast forward three months: we’ve sold our house, have the green light… Read More