Laura’s Journals

Madagascar Travel Guide

Madagascar Travel Guide

Madagascar was on my adventure list for years, as I wanted to see the country’s iconic baobab trees, spot wild lemurs, and hike in the Great Tsingy. When I finally made the journey to Madagascar, it was, fortunately, an amazing adventure that exceeded my expectations....

Botswana Travel Guide

Botswana Travel Guide

Botswana may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of Africa. However, when friends and family ask me which country they should visit during their first trip to Africa, I always recommend Botswana. The mesmerizing land-locked country is surrounded...

Prepare For Patagonia With This Travel Guide

Prepare For Patagonia With This Travel Guide

Located in both Chile and Argentina, South America’s Patagonia region is the area of land that’s as far south as you can travel on this planet. The Andes Mountains create a beautiful natural boundary dividing Chile and Argentina through Patagonia. Characterized by its...

Antarctica: A Surreal Landscape

Antarctica: A Surreal Landscape

And so the journey begins……Debra, Ivan and myself all met in Ushuaia, Argentina the day before our ship, the Hondius was set to depart for Antarctica. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. Essentially, we were standing at the bottom of the earth. It is...

Conquer Your Fears: Exploring Antarctica

Conquer Your Fears: Exploring Antarctica

Planning and actually executing the trip to Antarctica was definitely a “Conquer Your Fears” moment. My friend Debra and I had talked about going to Antarctica for years.  In February of 2020 we finally were able to go at the same time. The last time we had traveled...

13 Travel Tips for Morocco

13 Travel Tips for Morocco

Morocco is a North African country known for its rich culture, diverse landscape, and fascinating cities. I visited Morocco with my friend Debbie. It has been on our wanderlust list to visit for years. I would dream about photographing the vibrant colours and local...

My Experiences of Visiting Cuba Twice

My Experiences of Visiting Cuba Twice

I have to admit that my knowledge and understanding of Cuba prior to visiting there was quite limited growing up in the United States. What I did know was pretty much the American historical version of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, some things about Fidel Castro and that...

Rwanda Gorilla Adventure

Rwanda Gorilla Adventure

We arrived at the Kigali Airport in the middle of the night, after spending hours traveling from our homes in Arizona.  As we were walking through the airport, I thought how strange it was that construction was going on over our heads, with sparks raining down on us...