Travel is one of our passions and in recent years we've put a great deal of effort into researching and planning our trips. Photography is another passion, so along with detailed trip notes we've included some of our favorite photos. Among our key interests are wildlife, exotic cultures, scenery, art, architecture, antiquities, history, music, theater, dance, films, scuba diving and hiking, all of which drive the focus of our trips. We love exploring the diversity of our wonderful planet and meeting new people along the way. We prefer to travel independently, but have occasionally traveled in a group when it worked best for us. We are not travel professionals, our opinions are based on our own subjective experiences and personal taste. We hope that you find our notes helpful and perhaps even entertaining.