That bear would cause mayhem if it broke through the flimsy fence wires, but better to lose the bees than risk Glen getting between a hungry beast and his midnight snack.
No sissy stuff there like sturdy bungee cords and harnesses. Instead, land divers, tie liana vines around their ankles and plunge from 100-foot-tall towers constructed of bamboo and branches, held together by vines and a promise.
Women of the Banks Islands in Vanuatu give literal meaning to the term Water Music. Watch what happened when Glen and I anchored there on our way to New Caledonia. There is nothing like a video to fully appreciate this unique traditional island music.
Vanuatu gave incredible us insight into the old ways on Pacific islands, when men wore nambas (penis sheaths), women wore grass skirts and all survived off the fruits of the ocean, tarot roots and drank kava as a community every afternoon. Enjoy this short video of native dancers on Ambryn Island in Vanuatu.
The Spanish Colonial heritage of Oaxaca Mexico serves as a stunning backdrop for Guelaguetza, the celebration of all things indigenous. An entire week of dances, costumes and foods celebrate their ancient Zapotec past
Mainstream destinations are popular for good reason, but there’s something to be said for waking up in Myanmar knowing that the day will hold surprises, sometimes hiding in plain sight.
We discovered that disaster response work is messy, chaotic, and difficult—but we were hooked. It felt great to be vital and useful in a meaningful way. Watch this video about traveling into the hardship areas of Nepal to install communications and internet for Red Cross field hospitals, surgical units and clinics.
Friends wonder what it’s like when my husband, Glen, and I deploy to disaster zones—at times living in what some consider to be hardship conditions. Here’s a little insight:
I loved long passages—21 days seemed our magic number for the three longest. Some of what kept me busy I described in my book