Wanderlustress

Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

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Campervan Tour of South Island, NZ – Day 6

No, I did not save the best for last on purpose. Mother nature did. Shortly after passing Lake Pukaki, we reached one of the most picturesque spots on our 6 … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 7 Comments

Campervan Trip on South Island, NZ – Day 5

OK, I admit it. I started to get really pissed about all the rain and clouds we were getting. No matter how much I had declared that I would be … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Campervan Trip on South Island, NZ – Day 4

I read somewhere during my campervan trip planning with kids to limit our daily driving distance to about 200km/124mi a day. We pushed the envelop on that piece of advice … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Campervan Trip on South Island, NZ – Day 3

We could have stayed in Franz Joseph another day and hit the hot springs and just relax, but the prospects of even more beautiful scenery and possible clear skies as … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Campervan Trip on South Island, NZ – Day 2

From Lake Pearson we drove over Arthur’s Pass is fog and rain down along the west coast of South Island to visit Franz Joseph Glacier. Much of the drive looked … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Campervan Trip on South Island, NZ – Day 1

Before we get to how gorgeous South Island is, I thought I’d give you a little background into how this amazing adventure got started… The original plan for our 3-week … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Africa Journal – Swakopmund & Etosha – Namibia

You know how when you are about to travel and you read about all the illnesses you hope to never catch and you go to the doctor and get vaccinated … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 11 Comments

Africa Journal – Botswana

My thoughts should be focused on our upcoming adventures in Laos and future travel in Asia, but I just dug out my Africa journals from my solo-travel back in 2002 … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 15 Comments

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

One of the significant singular events in my life was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. It has been ten years since then but every June I think of it and celebrate my … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 23 Comments

Freshly Pressed!!!

Holy Cow! Wanderlustress has just been Freshly Pressed!!! I’ll spare you the Oscar speech. I’m too stunned to write one this very minute anyway. There it is, my Sossuvlei Dunes … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 33 Comments

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