Shannon and Jay
 
 
Under the (Red) Sea
May 1st - 6th, 2007
Hurghada, Egypt
Saturday was definitely the best day of our lives.  We could not imagine a more wonderful and spectacular day to get married in the presence of friends and family.  On Sunday, however, we had to
 
Ancient Wonders of Egypt
May 6th - 12th, 2007
Luxor and Cairo, Egypt
We began our exploration of the incredible wonders of the ancient world in Luxor by descending the tombs of the Valley of Kings (where King Tut’s treasures were found).  Seeing ancient monuments,
 
The Seychelles - A True Tropical Paradise
May 12th - 24th, 2007
Seychelles
After a short stopover in Doha, Qatar (we’re told it’s the next Dubai), we arrived on Mahe Island, the main island of the Seychelles archipelago.
 
If you close your eyes and try to imagine the most
 
An African Safari - The Beginning
May 24th - 30th, 2007
Arusha and Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Tanzania
While sad to leave the Seychelles behind, we were excited to begin our African Safari experience.  Our launching pad was the town of Arusha in Tanzania.  We began by exploring some of the villages
 
Walking and Night Safaris
May 31st - June 4th, 2007
Alamana Private Game Reserve
Tanzania
Our journey from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Alamana Private Game Reserve was an amazing off-road drive straight through the Gold Mountains, across vast open plains dotted with golden gazelles,
 
The Serengeti - Part I
June 4th - 7th, 2007
Tanzania
From Alamana, we drove into the Serengeti to our home for the next week, a private mobile tented camp that had just been set up for us in a beautiful secluded section of the western Serengeti.  It
 
The Serengeti - Part II
June 7th - 11th, 2007
Tanzania
Among the wildlife highlights of the remainder of our time in the Serengeti were finding a lion resting on the branches of a tree (very uncommon for the type of lions in the Serengeti), watching the
 
Gorillas in the Mist
June 12th - 13th, 2007
Parc National des Volcans
Rwanda
Perhaps the most amazing single animal encounter of our entire trip was visiting the Silverback mountain gorillas of Rwanda.  With only about 650 of these magnificent creatures left in the world,
 
Previous Travel Blog Postings
Apr 27, 2007
All of our previous travel blog postings before our honeymoon are currently hosted on Blogspot.  We will hopefully bring all of the old postings over, but until then, please check them out at:
 
 
Since we met three years ago, we’ve logged more than 140,000 miles of air travel across 23 countries on 5 continents.
 
We’re just back from an amazing adventure across the African continent and wanted to share some of our photos from the trip.  We hope you enjoy!