Mararrikulam North, Kerala, India – Teaching Me About Gratitude and the Essence of Beauty

I’ve been struggling the last few days during our third of six weeks in this small, southwestern coastal village in Kerala, because I’m missing the western standards of cleanliness I’m accustomed to with the added ugliness of garbage littering the sides of roads and beaches. It’s not like I didn’t know India was this way….

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Resort Time – Pool Side, Beach Side, Snorkeling and Relaxation

Let resort vacationing begin!!! The resort, like the rest of Sharm el-Sheikh, is a ghost town because of the recent plane crash out of Sharm el-Sheikh’s airport – the Metrojet Flight 9268. The temperatures are warm, but the sea a bit cool.  Nevertheless, we braved on and suffered through… What has been a true adventure is the…