Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings The Valley of the Kings has 63 different royal tombs from the New Kingdon period (1550-1069 AD) all very different them each other.  There is a rotation system for the tombs to ensure they do not

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Karnak Temple

I really enjoyed our time in Luxor.  I wasn’t quite sure we’d ever get there but it was a great little spot.  We had left Al Quesir that day around 1pm for what was suppose to be a four hour

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Red Sea

Today we are finally heading to the red sea to go diving and snorkelling!  But first, we must actually make it out of Cairo.  Calypso, our truck, is actually quite a talking piece for people.  Part truck, part bus or

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The Great Pyramids of Giza

Cairo has been fantastic meeting everyone from our group.  Today we have an organised tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza.  I’m so excited for this trip.  I’ve been waiting for years to see the pyramids. Our guide, Hakmed, took

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Cairo, Egypt here I come

So I finally arrived in Cairo, Egypt.  No, my plane did not get delayed or anything its just that this trip has been a long time coming. Right before I graduated college we had an assignment to come up with

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New York City

Can you believe I only visited New York City for the first time in 2010?!?  Five years later I made my second trip back to the big apple.  This trip was different then the first though.  Your first trip to

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Yellowstone Day 5 – Down to Grand Teton

Today was our last full day of being out West before we head back to WI. The plan was to drive straight through Yellowstone to the Grand Teton National Park.  Plans are good but never really work out.  We weren’t

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Yellowstone Day 4

Today was a ‘rest’ day for us.  Its not like we didn’t do anything but we took the Buffalo Bus for the day which meant no driving for us – Yeah!!!! It also meant we had a nice sleep in

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Yellowstone Day 3

Today is the day we finally get to go into Yellowstone.  The original plan was to go last night but we’d all had enough of driving and wanted to relax and have a nice meal.  Our wake up call was

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