I must admit I have the travel bug again but the travelling is slowing down just a little bit. After much travelling in Canada, Europe, Colombia, Grenada and Trinidad in the Caribbean I took a sabbatical from teaching to head off on a series of travel adventures to different parts of the world. My first stop-England, Wales, France and Monaco. My second trip from October to December I was in Asia and Southeast Asia-Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam and then south to New Zealand. In the spring I was in Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany. In August I am off to build a school in Kenya. Looking forward to sharing with you my thoughts on the places I will be visiting. I am thankful for all the friends and family who have been great hosts and will be great hosts along the way. Thank you for taking the time to travel vicariously through reading about my experiences through 18 countries so far this year. I truly believe that in travelling I am gaining a better understanding of the world and that in meeting new friends my world has been opened up to so many exciting life giving experiences.