I heard many times that once you experience Kenya, it never leaves you, but I never expected the friends we met there to be standing in my living room just six months later. After falling in love with the First Love children back in March, we were given the opportunity to host the orphanage directors, … Continue reading All You Need is Love
We decided to stop in Egypt to see the pyramids. We can see them from our hotel window. We had a private tour of the pyramids. First we saw the pyramids of Giza and got to ride camels. We named our camel Mike, after the Geico commercial. The pyramids were huge and the blocks to … Continue reading Walk Like an Egyptian
It seems ironic to think that one of our most joyful stops on our journey was in an orphanage, but it’s true. The boys and girls have come from backgrounds so difficult I can’t imagine, but at First Love they have found a wonderful life of security, education, joy and love. The hearts of the … Continue reading The Heart of Africa
We visited the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya for our safari and stayed at a tented camp called Ilkeliani. A tented camp is glamping, with running water, real beds in the permanent tents and nice common rooms to hang out in. Our driver and guide Joseph picked us up in a Toyota Land Cruiser … Continue reading Hakuna Matata in the Maasai Mara
We arrived in Kenya battered and broken. India took it out of us and we had traveled 24 hours by train, taxi and plane by the time we arrived at First Love orphanage outside Nairobi. We were greeted with vibrant blue skies, green trees and warm, joyful smiles. All the smog from our last stop … Continue reading Smiles of Joy
We want to hear from you! More than half of the places we are going are new to us. We’ve heard or read about them and want to experience them firsthand. Maybe you already have. And that’s what we’d love to know. Tell us your favorite places, memories, foods, excursions and people you know where we … Continue reading Where in the World are the Rutledges?