Around the World at 80 Years Young in 80 Days

Trust in God, but tie your camel...

Over the years we have traveled together to many countries. However, our biggest adventure lies ahead with our, “ 80/80  World Journey! "Around the World at 80 in 80 days!” Our 80/80 World Journey blog will bring you along with us every step of the way.  Not only will we share our preparations for our big adventure ahead, but we also invite you to reminisce with us on past adventures. 

We are independent “2nd class” travelers. Our adventures will not be planned by a travel agent, nor will it involve luxurious hotels or gourmet meals. Instead, we will spend our money on “experience” and not “comfort.” Our greatest joy is mingling with the locals. When you travel as independent travelers, nothing ever goes as planned, so fortunately, we share the same travel philosophy, an old Arab Proverb says it perfectly: “Trust in God, but tie your camel.” We have had many “travel crises,” but at least we haven’t been arrested, well… we have come close – more about that when we do some reminiscing.

Traveling with a physician and a photographer brings its own set of interesting situations. Dr. Sandy always insists we take a tablespoon of Pepto Bismol every morning, and Ellie, the photographer, insists we get up early for the perfect sunrise and stay late for the perfect sunset. When we reflect on the countries we have visited, we remember the magnificent architecture and the lovely countryside, but most memorable is the joy and emotion on the faces of the people. 

As always, we dedicate all we do to the memory of the loves of our lives, Don and Kelly.  We thank you both for encouraging us. We miss you and wish you were joining our adventure.


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