Wanderlustress

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

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

Calm After The Storm

Five days after being on the main page of Freshly Pressed a normal pace of life here has returned. This is what it looks like to reach so many people … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 9 Comments

Our Fuel-Efficient Stove Project Success

To add even more excitement to this week’s whirlwind, I just read “Stove designed by US national lab improves lives in Darfur” about how the fuel-efficient stove project my husband … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 11 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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands – Tanzania

We had been bush camping for 10 days heading deeper into western Tanzania on our way to Katavi National Park. After a long bumpy drive through rough roads fighting tsetse … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 10 Comments

When I Feel Landlocked

For some reason I’ve been feeling landlocked lately and I so badly want to dive into this photo and envelope myself in the vastness of the open water and stretch … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 13 Comments

Waking Up in a Strange Town

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

Alone With A Lion

I remember him as if in a movie I saw long ago but can’t remember the plot or the ending. It had something to do with me, that is certain. … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

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