Lokobe Park in Nosy Be, Madagascar

Madagascar is the kind of place where you stop in for a visit and have NO IDEA what you are getting yourself into. It’s a challenging place to plan to visit, and there isn’t THAT much information available online. That’s how I found myself as one of four gringos...

Hiking Nosy Komba, Madagascar

When David and I get an invitation to go hiking, we just can’t turn it down. Our friends Kimi and Trevor on Slow Flight invited us to hike to the top of Nosy Komba with them just two days after we officially arrived into Madagascar. The morning we were due to set off, Kimi...

Two Hiking Fails on Praslin, Seychelles

While our friends Kyle and Lauren visited us in Seychelles, we did A LOT of hiking.  This is no big surprise, as with Kyle’s last two visits we hiked the highest point in Fiji and Pic N’Ga in New Caledonia.  While hiking in Seychelles, we did have several very...

Two Days on La Digue

Out of all of our stops while cruising the inner islands of Seychelles, La Digue has been my favorite.  The island is small and quaint, with plenty to do to keep entertained.  It’s touristy, but not too touristy, and it holds onto the Creole culture...

Hiking the Copolia Trail in Mahe, Seychelles

We love a hike with a great view, and thankfully there’s plenty of elevation in Seychelles to keep us entertained.  We arrived on our boat to cruise the Seychelles islands and spent almost three months there. While in Seychelles, we welcomed our first set of guests onboard,...

Meeting Giant Tortoises on Curieuse Island

We’ve been cruising around Seychelles, checking out the islands while having two groups of friends visit: Vishnu, Frido, and the three-year-old Ranju; and Kyle and Lauren.  We’d already seen the coco de mer palm tree at Vallee de Mai in Praslin, and now it was time to...

Vallée de Mai, Endemic Species in Seychelles

We’re in the midst of our cruising time in Seychelles, and one of our many highlights so far has been exploring Vallée de Mai, a park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Seychelles. The park is located on the island of Praslin, which is the second-largest island in...

Sigiriya: Hiking to the Top of Sri Lanka’s Rock Fortress

Our second day of the Cultural Triangle tour in Sri Lanka, we started off early. Kimi and Trevor were good sports about it, and we all appreciated the early start to beat the heat. Our first activity was to hike Sigiriya rock before it got too hot and crowded.  We arrived around...