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The Fools in the Florida Keys

The Fools in the Florida Keys

After spending Christmas on the East Coast, we took a few days to check out southern Florida and the Florida Keys. Watch the video below to see some snorkeling footage. The water was a bit murky due to recent weather, but we had fun anyway! Snorkeling in the Florida Keys. 

The Fools go to Jordan (3/3)

The Fools go to Jordan (3/3)

Go to Part 1/3 Go to Part 2/3 Shobak: Montreal Castle: (1115 AD) Overlook: Madaba: St. Georges Church (19th-century) The church is not really the attraction. People flock there to see the mosaic map inside the church. The map is part of the remains of an old Byzantine church, which the current church was built atop. Dating back to 640 AD, the map is the oldest of its kind on record. Jerash: Roman Ruins: (7500-5500 BC) Dead Sea: At 10…

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The Fools go to Jordan (2/3)

The Fools go to Jordan (2/3)

Go to Part 1/3 Go to Part 3/3 Petra: (9000 BC) We stayed in Petra for 8 hours straight. In that time, we hiked over 16 miles, but still felt like we’d just scratched the surface of everything there is to see there. Read more about our Jordan trip in Part 3.

The Fools go to Jordan (1/3)

The Fools go to Jordan (1/3)

After a whirlwind trip around Egypt, the Wandering Fools hopped on a plane to Jordan. As with our Egypt recap, we’re keeping this trip update light on text and heavy on the photos. Go to Jordan, part 2/3 Go to Jordan, part 3/3 Jordan: Wadi Rum: We drove some 4x4s into the desert, spent the night at a Bedouin camp, then rode camels back to town the next morning. Aqaba: Ottoman Mamluk Fort (14th-century) Lawrence of Arabia rode from this…

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The Fools go to Egypt (3/3)

The Fools go to Egypt (3/3)

Go to Part 1/3 Go to Part 2/3 Valley of the Kings: Valley of the Kings: Take note of the first two images. One is above ground and depicts the entrances to the tombs below. The second image depicts the carved out tombs that reside beneath the ground. KV11 – Rameses III: KV62 – Tutankhamen: The tiny tomb of Tutankhamun. KV8 – Merenptah: KV2 – Rameses IV: Be sure to notice the last two photos, which show Coptic and Greek…

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The Fools go to Egypt (2/3)

The Fools go to Egypt (2/3)

Go to Part 1/3 Go to Part 3/3 Luxor: Luxor Bazaar: Luxor Temple: (1400 BCE) Karnak Temple: (2050-30 BC) Karnak Temple is a mix of many temples, chapels, buildings, and pylons. It is the second most visited site in Egypt, second to the pyramids. ACE – Animal Care Egypt: An animal welfare agency that provides veterinary care and educational instruction. Roadside views in Luxor: Colossi of Memnon: (1350 BCE) Hatshepsut Temple: (1550-1292 BC) Egypt is continued in Part 3 of…

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The Fools go to Egypt (1/3)

The Fools go to Egypt (1/3)

The Wandering Fools packed their bags, gathered their hats and sunscreen, and departed for Egypt. We’re keeping our trip update light on text and heavy on the photos. Go to Egypt, part 2/3 Go to Egypt, part 3/3 Giza: Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza: (2580-2560 BC) We visited Giza’s most famous sites on a hazy morning–not great for pictures, but a welcome relief from the fall sun that kept us in 90-ish degree temperatures for most of our trip….

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The Fools in Costa Rica

The Fools in Costa Rica

Taking a short break from our respective industries, we jetted down to Costa Rica for a long weekend. Not a lot of wandering from place to place, as our time was limited. We flew into the capital city, San José, and then took a bus to Puerto Viejo, where we stayed in a cheap (read no-frills) hostel for a few days. While in Puerto Viejo, there was a lot of unseasonal rain. We spent our days walking up and down the…

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The Fools go to Europe

The Fools go to Europe

In fall 2018, Mr. Fool took Ms. Fool on a whirlwind tour of Europe. With only a loose itinerary in mind, and the first week’s travel and accommodations booked, we left LAX for Heathrow. Below are some of our trip highlights. Or click the city name to jump to that specific blog section: London: Part I, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges, London: Part II. London-bound! We stayed with two of Mr. Fool’s college friends. Though they have their hands full…

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Mr. Fool’s parents came to visit from Pennsylvania and wanted to get a taste of the Old West. So we took them on a whirlwind four-night, five-day road trip that hit almost every major park in the southwest. But before jetting away from our beloved SoCal, we took them on their first-ever tandem paragliding flights. Click here to see that adventure! Road Trip Day 1: Death Valley & Las Vegas On the first day of our road trip, we headed north to…

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