My Journey, Thus Far

I decided that I need to lay it out in one post, as much for me as for you. I want to see it altogether. So this will change as I update it. It starts when I truly began to travel, my 1st trip to Africa. I had done several trips to Mexico before and of course the travels with my Army father but my first African trip feels like the start.

FYI: The sculpture was created by Patrick Amiot and Brigitte Laurent.

2019

Egypt (continued)

  • Jan 1 – 11  Ma‘ādī , Egypt (pet sit)
  • Jan 11 – 16   Aswan, Egypt
  • Jan 16 – 19   Luxor, Egypt
  • Jan 19 – 21  Ma‘ādī , Egypt

Kenya

  • Jan 21 – Mar2   Kitengela Glass, Nairobi, Kenya

South Africa

  • Mar 2 – 16   Pretoria, SA
  • Mar 16 – 26   Morgan Bay, SA
  • Mar 26 – Apr 3   Pretoria, SA

Turkey

  • Apr 4 – 6   Istanbul, Turkey
  • Apr 6 – 13  Boyacıköy, Turkey (pet sit)
  • Apr 13 – 17   Istanbul, Turkey

Canada

  • Apr17 – 25   Vancouver, BC
  • Apr 25 – 27   Christina Lake, BC
  • Apr 27 – May 18   Ta Ta Creek, BC (pet sit)
  • May 18 – 19  Christina Lake, BC
  • May 19 – 22   Vancouver, BC
  • May 22 – June 3   Salt Spring Island, BC (pet sit)
  • June 3 – 14   Courtney, BC (pet sit)
  • June 14 – 16   Quadra Island, BC
  • June 16 – 24   Maple Ridge, BC
  • June 24 – 26   Vancovuer, BC
  • June 26 – July 4   Langford, BC (pet sit)
  • July 4 – 7   Sooke, BC
  • July 7 – 11   Victoria, BC
  • July 11 – 21  Saanich, BC (pet sit)
  • July 21 – Aug 5   Maple Ridge, BC
  • Aug 5 – 23   Crescent Beach, BC (pet sit)
  • Aug 23 – 27   Vancouver, BC
  • Aug 27 – Sept 16   North Vancouver, BC (pet sit)
  • Sept 16 – 20   Surrey, BC
  • Sept 20 – 21   Vancouver, BC
  • Sept 21 – 28   Victoria, BC
  • Sept 28 – Oct 13   Saanich, BC (house sit)

Flew Vancouver to London and took train to

Amsterdam

  • Oct 18 -19

Munich, Germany

  • Oct 20 – 22

Verona, Italy

  • Oct 22 – 27

 

2018

January 23/2018 – The beginning of my retirement! I flew to Guatemala.

Guatemala

  • January 24 – Feb. 24/18 – San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Feb 24 – 27   Antigua, Guatemala
  • Feb 27 – Mar 2   El Portal De Champey, Guatemala
  • Mar 2 – 5   Flores, Guatemala
  • Mar 5 – 7   Tikal, Guatemala

Belize

  • Mar 7 – 8  Belize City, Belize

Mexico

  • Mar 8 – 12   Cancun, Mexico

Canada

  • Mar 12 – 19   Vancouver, Canada

USA

  • Mar 19 – 20   Amtrack to LA
  • Mar 20 – 21  LA, USA

Mexico

  • Mar 21 – 22   La Paz, Mexico
  • Mar 22 – Ferry from La Paz to Los Mochis
  • Mar 22 – 23   Los Mochis, Mexico
  • Mar 23   Train to Creel, Mexico
  • Mar 23 – 26  Creel, Mexico

Mar 26 Train from Creel to El Fuerte

  • Mar 26 – 28  El Fuerte, Mexico
  • Mar 28 – 29  Mazatlán, Mexico
  • Mar 29 – Apr 9  Pachuca de Soto, Mexico (pet sitting)
  • Apr 9 – 10   Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 10 – May 10  Punta de Mita, Mexico
  • May 10 – 17  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (pet sitting)
  • May 17 – 24  Guanajuato, Mexico

Vancouver

  • May 24 – June 10

 

Singapore

  • June 12 – 14   Singapore

Bali

  • June 14 – 25   Ubud, Bali
  • June 25 – July 6  Buleleng, Bali

Sri Lanka

  • July 6 – 7   Columbo, Sri Lanka
  • July 7 – 15  Hiriwadunna, Kegalle, Sri Lanka (Volunteer at the Elephant Freedom Project)
  • July 16 – 17   Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • July 17 – 19   Ella, Sri Lanka
  • July 19 – 22  Udawalawe, Sri Lanka
  • July 22 – Aug 4  Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 4 – 6   Columbo, Sri Lanka

South Africa

  • Aug 7 – 8   Strand, South Africa
  • Aug 8 – 25   Hermanus, South Africa (pet sit)

Israel

  • Aug 25 – Sept 19  Jerusalem, Israel (pet sit)

South Africa

  • Sept 19 – Oct 2   Pretoria, South Africa

Botswana

  • Oct 2 – 3   Maun, Botswana
  • Oct 3 – 6 Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
  • Oct 5 – 9   Khwai Community Area, Botswana
  • Oct 9 – 12   Chobe National Park

Zimbabwe

  • Nov 12 – 15   Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Botswana

  • Nov 15 – 16   Maun, Botswana

Namibia

  • Nov 16 – 17   Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, Namibia
  • Nov 17 – 18   Quiver Tree, Namibia
  • Nov 18 – 21  Sossusvlei, Namibia
  • Nov 21 – 24  Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Nov 24 – 25   Terrace Bay, Namibia
  • Nov 25 – 28   Madisa Camp
  • Nov 28 – 30   Weavers’s Rock, Namibia
  • Nov 30 – Dec 2  Windhoek, Namibia

South Africa

  • Dec 2 – 5    Pretoria

Kenya 

  • Dec 5 – 20  Ongata Rongai, Kenya

Egypt

  • Dec 20 – Dec 31  Ma‘ādī , Egypt (pet sit)  continued into 2019

2017

Canada

  • June 5 – 15;  Vancouver Island, BC – Errington, Bamfield (took the Lady Rose), Salt Spring Island

South Africa

  • Dec 25/16 –  Jan 13 – South Africa, Tzaneen (Vervet Monkey Foundation),
  • Jan 13 – 24   Pretoria, SA
  • Jan 24 – 28   Cape Town, SA

2016

Mexico

  • Feb 22-Mar 5, 2016 – La Paz, Mexico

2015

Guatemala

  • Jan. 5/14 – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Mozambique

Beira, Mozambique

  • Oct. 17 – Nov. 14/15 – (Volunteered for Amanda and Pat Retzlaff)

2014

Guatemala

  • Feb/14   2 weeks   La Iguana Perdida, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Sept/Oct    1 month Nice, France

2013

Hong Kong

  • Jan/13 4 days   Hong Kong

Thailand

  • Jan /13, 2 weeks   Chiang Mai, Thailand (volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park)
  • Jan/13, 1 week   Koh Phangan, Thailand

 

Mexico

Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

    • Feb./13

Yelapa, Mexico

    • Feb/13

Alberta

Sunre, Alberta

  • June –  2 nights camping with the wild horses

2012

Costa Rica

  • Feb 2 weeks – Alajuela, Costa Rica (Volunteer at Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center)
  • Feb/March 3 weeks – Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica (volunteered at Jaguar Rescue Center)

Panama

  • March 11/12 –      – Boca del Toro, Panama

2011

  • Alaska Cruise

2008

Cuba

  • February

2006

Newfoundland, Canada

  • April

2005

Uganda – Tanzania – Zanzibar

  • January/05   4 weeks

 

2003

Belize/Guatemala

  •  Jan. Tikal – Caves Brance – Placencia

 

2000

Peru

Lima

    • Oct 16

Juliaca

    • Oct 17

Train to:

Cusco

    • Oct 18

Hike to

 Macchu Pichou

    • Oct 24

Train to:

Cusco

    • Oct 25 – 28

Sandoval, Puerto Maldonado (Amazon)

    • Oct 28 – 31

Lima

    • Oct 31 – Nov 2

1998

Uganda – DR of Congo – Kenya

  • Jan.9/98   4 weeks,

4 thoughts on “My Journey, Thus Far

  1. Wow! So many years of travelling. A good idea to get it all down. Perhaps I should do the same – just for myself, even to see if I can remember it all (I started in 1974 with my first trip to Canada). It’s not quite as extensive as your list, but still a lot.
    Alison

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