RV-ing South Africa: the top 5 & bottom 5 from the kids’ perspective

We’ve spent the past week in an RV bouncing along bumpy roads while exploring the Elephant Coast/KwaZulu-Natal area of South Africa. Here’s what the girls have to say about it:   VIVI'S PERSPECTIVE Vivi’s RV top 5 1. I like seeing all of the animals while driving 2. I like going swimming at the beach … Continue reading RV-ing South Africa: the top 5 & bottom 5 from the kids’ perspective

The truth behind safari photos, or the realities of traveling with tweens (even in really cool places!)

This should be a post about our 3 day safari in Chobe National Park in Kasane, Botswana - a short trip across the Chobe River from Zambia. Yes, there were lions, leopards, giraffes and more elephants that you could imagine. But this post is not about them, as magical as they were. It’s about parenting … Continue reading The truth behind safari photos, or the realities of traveling with tweens (even in really cool places!)

Our home in Mwandi, Zambia for the past 10 days – a tour with Zara and Vivi

Join us on a video tour of the Home for AIDS Orphans in Mwandi, Zambia - our home for the past 10 days. We were surprisingly comfortable and extremely well fed with Western style meals (think pasta, sandwiches, PB&J as back up). So much so, that finally - tonight our last night - I requested … Continue reading Our home in Mwandi, Zambia for the past 10 days – a tour with Zara and Vivi

Updates from Zara and Vivi, who may or may not have been bribed into blogging

Building A HomeBy Zara Ducker Today, instead of “mudding” the houses - the process we’ve been doing the past few days - we were building the structure of a new house that Home For AIDS Orphans is starting. It was a lot of work. We had to carry lots branches over then we have to … Continue reading Updates from Zara and Vivi, who may or may not have been bribed into blogging

We so impressed with our building skills on the 1st day…that we were dropped at a preschool for our 2nd day

We clearly made an impression with our home building skills on day 1 of volunteering. So much so that when it came to divvying up who would do what on day 2, it was decided that we would spend the day volunteering at a local preschool! I’d like to think this was less because of … Continue reading We so impressed with our building skills on the 1st day…that we were dropped at a preschool for our 2nd day