Egypt: Camping in the Desert Mustafa-Style

Egypt: Camping in the Desert Mustafa-Style

As the sun was setting over White Desert, our Jeep headed towards the overnight camping spot.  With no large dunes or stones to block our view of sunset or sunrise, our guide and driver found a spot in a large flat valley, white sands stretching…

Egypt: Black Desert, White Desert, Best Desert

Egypt: Black Desert, White Desert, Best Desert

We’ve never had a bad trip.  We’ve had a lot of mishaps and quite frankly several shitshows, but we never have been to a country we didn’t like.  And now, looking back at dozens of excellent trips we’ve taken around the world, I can tell…

Egypt in the Spring – Arab Spring

Egypt in the Spring – Arab Spring

“Mohammed! Mohammed! Cairo is burning!” We are in the middle of the international terminal of the O’Hare airport, staring transfixed at the multiple TV screens showing fire and mayhem on the streets of Cairo. Victor is holding a phone, with a faint voice of Mohammed,…

India – Taking It Easy During a Hard Trip

India – Taking It Easy During a Hard Trip

For every one of 16 days, India tested our resolve to travel and rewarded us for not giving up. We went from tasting the most delicious food to food poisoning. We saw the most extreme poverty and the most stunning architecture in one day.