On Our Journey

In November 2010, after closing our restaurant on Cape Cod for the season, we started our trip to the South Pacific to visit Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. New Zealand is a country, consisting of two main islands, the North Island and South Island, and then a bunch of smaller ones all around. On arrival in Christchurch, the severe damage to buildings and structures of the enormous magnitude 7.1 earthquake in September 2010 was still visible. Miraculously, there were no casualties recorded, which was mainly due to New Zealand's strict building codes, which aim to ensure that buildings do not become deathtraps in a major quake. We rented a camper van and started our journey traveling around the entire South Island. It was a lot of fun and we felt a sense of freedom just by driving, without having a clear plan and being able to sto...
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Namibia – Sleeping with Elephants 04.13.16

Namibia – Sleeping with Elephants

It is tough to write a short summary about Namibia, as it’s one of our absolute favorites. Each time upon arrival, we are overcome by an immediate feeling of... // click to Read more //
South Africa – Jaws 04.01.16

South Africa – Jaws

We had been cage diving once before, a couple years back on New Year’s Day in Gisborne, New Zealand and it was amazing. Unfortunately we “only” witnessed... // click to Read more //
Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills 03.18.16

Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills

To trek amongst the endangered mountain gorillas has always been a dream of ours. In 2014, we finally decided to make it happen and on short notice we planned a... // click to Read more //
Sea of Cortez – Whale Sharks, the gentle giants 03.14.16

Sea of Cortez – Whale Sharks, the gentle giants

Whale Sharks are fascinating. They are slow-moving filter feeding sharks and the largest known extant fish species. The biggest confirmed Whale Shark, ha... // click to Read more //
Patagonia – Motorcycle Diaries on Foot 03.11.16

Patagonia – Motorcycle Diaries on Foot

Patagonia is a sparsely populated region located at the southern tip of South America and is one of the last remaining wilderness areas on earth. Shared by Arg... // click to Read more //
Iceland – No Aurora Borealis, but lasting impressions 03.09.16

Iceland – No Aurora Borealis, but lasting impressions

Iceland is not just a destination; it’s an adventure. It is a country of sharp contrasts; a place where fire and ice co-exist and the dark winters are offset ... // click to Read more //
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