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Riding “The Lunatic Express” to Mombasa, Kenya

The Lunatic Express train from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya

My husband and I had been living in Nairobi for a month when we decided it was time to visit Mombasa, a coastal city in Kenya. Mombasa is about 475 kilometers (about 300 miles) from Nairobi. The trip is a 50-minute flight, a 7-hour drive, or a 14-hour train trip lovingly referred to as “The … Read More

Where My Dogs At!? Dogsledding in British Columbia, Canada

Dogsledding in Yellowknife, Canada

The late December snow and ice crunched almost rhythmically under our feet as we approached the isolated dog kennel nestled in the backwoods of Whistler, BC. Dusk was rapidly turning into dark, but the fleet of Alaskan huskies designated to pull our sled were bouncing with energy like it was high noon. “Don’t let them … Read More