Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Listen to my interview with Gabe Wisdom

I was interviewed on "Financial Wisdom" with Gabe Wisdom on the Business Talk Radio Network on Tuesday, Aug. 17.  Listen or download podcast here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cameroon penalty shot

This snippet from the June 24th Netherlands-Cameroon match in Cape Town shows Cameroon scoring on a penalty shot.  It was their only goal, and they lost the match, 2-1.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

African penguins at Boulders Beach

About an hour's drive south of Cape Town on the Cape Peninsula can be found the scenic villages of Kalk Bay and Simon's Town. Just past Simon's Town is Boulders Beach, home to a colony of 3,000 African penguins. We caught up with these guys while walking on the beach.

(As a side note, Google seems to be having problems with its slide show software. Until it's sorted out, the South Africa 2010 slide show can be found at

Street Party

Orange fans celebrate in downtown Cape Town before the June 24th group match between the Netherlands and Cameroon. The Netherlands won 2-1, and of course, went on to play in the final, where they lost 1-0 to Spain.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Whale Watching in Hermanus, South Africa

During our trip to South Africa in June and July, we watched a Southern right whale right off the coast of Hermanus, a small town on the Atlantic Coast near Cape Town.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Book is Here!

"Dear Guests, Beware of Wild Monkeys" is now available for purchase at, for $14.99.

I'm very excited about the release of my first book, which offers tips on planning and executing a family world adventure, along with a travelogue of our own world trip in 2005-06. The 6X9 softcover volume includes a section of black and white photos, and excerpts from my daughter Salome's travel journal, to provide a child's-eye-view of our journey through South America, Europe, India and Southeast Asia.

Click on the above link to read an excerpt, or to order a copy.

Below are the cover and a brief synopsis. I will soon be adding photo galleries of both the world trip and our recent trip to South Africa.

"If you’ve ever fantasized about quitting your job and setting out to see the world, this book is for you.
Learn how to plan and execute a family trip around the world, from choosing an itinerary to arranging for home-schooling to finding the best travel and health insurance.
We’ll also bring readers along for the best of our travel experiences in South America, Western and Eastern Europe, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
We came within 10 feet of a wild tiger while riding in an open jeep in India and experienced a serious “electrical malfunction” on a jetliner at 35,000 feet.
We ate roasted guinea pig and fried crickets and dined on a floating restaurant in a bay in southern Thailand.
We danced on the tables at Oktoberfest in Munich and became stranded in the middle of Lake Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia, when the engine of our dilapidated tour boat died.
When it was over, we’d visited 19 countries on three continents, snapped 5,000 photos and gathered countless memories on our journey of a lifetime."