“Going on an Antarctic cruise will change your life.” Ha! Do these people really think we’re going to fall for that old line? We know that change is bad. We like our lives just the way they are – the exact same routines day in and day out. We certainly don’t need any life-changing adventures shaking things up, thank you very much.
Hello 2016. I can’t wait to see what you bring in my adventures. 2015 was a great year for exploring the world. I visited 3 continents and 7 countries. I had some great adventures and some amazing experiences. I even had time to visit a few US states and cross 5 National Parks off my list.
A Masi warrior greets me as I get out of my hired car or the day. I am at the outer edge of Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya. I am here to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. David Sheldrick is a world famous orphanage. It isn’t a typical orphanage. It’s residents are significantly larger than humans. Sheldrick is a wildlife orphanage that specialize in rescuing and raising orphans African wildlife. Most of the residents are victims of human/wildlife conflicts from around Kenya.
It’s 6 am on a Saturday morning, and two of my freshman floormates and I are getting ready to make a two-hour drive. It’s mid-January and even in Florida the temperature is a crisp 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite the chilly weather, we are driving to Cyststal River to swim in Three Sisters Spring. The weather isn’t conducive to swimming in a spring. Even if said spring is a perfect 72 degrees Fahrenheit year around.
After ten long weeks of training in the United Arab Emirates, I should have been sick of the desert and the heat. I had six days of vacation and could go anywhere in the world. I selected to stay in the UAE and finish exploring the country. Originally, I had planned to spend all six days in Dubai. But after a weekend in Dubai during my training, I had done most everything on the Dubai to-do list. I started looking for something else to do in the UAE. I came across the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort.