Ecuador: Check It Out

Newsletter_headerEcuador is a country that we love as a travel destination because of the wide and unique variety of landscapes and experiences, the scenic beauty and the warm, friendly people.

Highlights include: swimming with sharks, sea lions and turtles in the Galapagos, the lush beauty of the Andes, excursions to the Amazon and the splendid hacienda accommodations.

Check out some pictures and what some our sojourners had to say about their recent visit.

Africa's Diversity

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Houser's Excellent Adventure

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Family Travel in Southern Africa

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Don Houser and his family visited southern Africa in June 2009, taking in the sights of Victoria Falls, the Chobe National Park area, Ichobezi Houseboat, and Johannesburg.
 

Terri Houser recounts: “…we were headed toward the banks of the Chobe and as we approached in our jeep, so did a herd of elephants. We were driving down the trail when a mother elephant took a stance against our vehicle and wouldn’t let us pass. Our driver remained calm, and began to rev the engine. She still wouldn’t let us pass. This went on for a few minutes, until she finally backed down. Our guide said that he expected her to back down a bit sooner. Phew! We were able to go safely on our way.”
 

For an overview of Terri’s first experience in Africa with her family, continue reading…

Travel Log: Southern Africa

Aley Hasson travels with the Global Sojourns Giving Circle to Southern Africa for the first time. Read her 2008 travel log below…

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The driver had just told us of his recent trip to Malawi to show his wife what real poverty looked like. ?Looking out the van?s window, during the first moments after arriving in Johannesburg I came across the first of many questions during my time in southern Africa.? Right in front of me, the poverty was as clear as day, an arm?s length away as we drove through the city.? The surrounding unfamiliarity had suddenly hit me?unsettled, I wanted to know more.? It was a proper welcome to Africa.

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