A four day escape to Borneo in search of Orangutans
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
7M ago
June 27 – July 1, 2022 While in Bali, I was researching things to do in Indonesia and came across something that immediately caught my attention: A visit to a National Park in Borneo to see Orangutans. Just the mention of the name Borneo sounds adventurous, add Orangutan to the mix and I’m sold! After many many online searches and reading reviews, I found a tour that looked perfect for us with a company called Orangutan Applause. Borneo Orangutans Tanjung Puting National Park How we got there Where we stayed Orangutan Applause 3 Day / 2 Night tour Klotok our home for 3 days Feeding Stations ..read more
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2021: the year in review – how we traveled to 16 countries during a global pandemic
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
Another year of travel is coming to a close, never in our wildest dream did we ever imagine that this would have been possible but here we are trying to remember every country we visited and realizing that, we visited more countries in 2021 then ever before, 16 countries in 4 different continents! In this post you will read about all the countries we visited in 2021 and why we went back to the US for 3 months, in 2021, along with some of our favorite photos. Hope you enjoy … Dahab, Egypt Florida, USA Croatia Lake Bled, Slovenia Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Kotor, Montenegro Tirana, Albania ..read more
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Egypt, Dahab a slow traveler’s paradise
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
January 2 – February 28, 2021 Catching up on the blog. Here’s a recap of the two months we spent in a little bohemian town in Egypt at the beginning of the year. Hope you enjoy, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Dahab We’ve been Nomads for six years now, the first five, we lived in our truck camper driving from Alaska to Argentina. Since we sold our home on wheels in July 2020, we have been learning to adjust to a new way of traveling. When visiting a new country we certainly like to see the main attractions but it can be exhausting to always be on the move, finding a place where we can spend ..read more
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Egypt, Holidays on the Red Sea
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
December 20, 2020 – January 2, 2021 Come along as we celebrate Christmas and New Year on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. Marsa Alam, Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh These are the 3 resort towns we visited on the Red Sea but there are many more, each one with its own personality and attractions. Some are more developed, others offer better nightlife, it all depends what you’re looking for but the two things you can count on, are good weather and clear water. Sunrise on the Red SeaHilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort After 3 weeks of sightseeing around Cairo and along the Nile plus Christmas approaching, we wa ..read more
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Egypt, Treasures of the Nile
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
December 9 – 20, 2020 Come along as we cruise Egypt’s famous River Nile on a very special boat called a Dahabiya from Luxor to Aswan just like Cleopatra and Julius Caesar did two thousand years ago! Here’s a few facts about the Nile River: The Nile River is the longest river in the world at 4,100 miles long, only a hundred miles longer than the Amazon river in South America. The Nile is one of the very few rivers in the world that flows from South to North. Upper Egypt is the Southern region of Egypt that includes the cities of Luxor and Aswan, it is called upper because it’s located upriver ..read more
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Egypt, Cairo
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
December 2 – 8, 2020 After three fantastic months in Turkey our next destination was Egypt. It was kind of a last minute decision because of all the COVID restrictions happening in Europe and we certainly didn’t want to go back to the US with all the madness surrounding the upcoming election. Research and recommendations from other travelers all pointed towards Egypt for ease of travel and good weather during the winter months. Besides, who can resist this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the great pyramids with hardly any tourists? After getting our e-Visa and a negative COVID test in Is ..read more
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Turkey, 6 weeks in Kas
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
October 20 – December 1, 2020 After one month in Istanbul and two weeks of sightseeing around the country, we were eager to find a hideaway on the Mediterranean where we could semi-isolate and chill for a month or so. While searching for the perfect place, I read many blogs and watched countless YouTube videos, one in particular, from Delightful Travellers, caught my eye, Turkey’s best kept secret. Since we were hearing talks of a second wave of the Coronavirus hitting Europe, we knew we wanted a comfortable apartment where we could spend a lot of time in a small town with easy access to good ..read more
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Turkey, road-tripping from Izmir to Kas
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
October 12 – 20, 2020 Merhaba! (hello in Turkish) I know the pandemic is taking a toll on a lot of you especially my Canadian homies who haven’t seen their loved ones in so long on top of a very cold and snowy winter. I hope this blog post entertains you for a few minutes, takes your mind off of your routine and brightens your day. We’re covering a short period of 8 days packed with sightseeing including two days in the coastal town of Izmir where we picked up a rental car, visits to ancient roman cities, thermal pools and meeting friends in Bodrum. Izmir From the enchanted land of the Cappado ..read more
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Turkey, Cappadocia, land of fairy chimneys and balloons
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
October 7 – 12, 2020 After an incredible month in Istanbul, we were ready to leave the metropolis for some fresh air and adventures in Central Turkey’s country side. Cappadocia fit the bill perfectly, after being shut down for more then 6 months because of COVID, it was just starting to reopen when we got there in October 2020, they were very happy to welcome tourists again. One thing I’ve learned as a Nomad, is to rely on other travelers and online groups when planning our itinerary. When we were overlanding we were part of the PanAmerican Travelers Association Facebook group and relied on t ..read more
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2020: the year in review
Joe and Josee's Journey
by Josee Parsons
1y ago
As 2020 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back at the last 12 months and thank our lucky star, for being able to live our dream life with very little inconvenience, while so many people around the world are dying or are being affected physically, emotionally and financially by this awful pandemic. We sometimes feel irresponsible to post travel pictures when so many are hurting but considering the feedback we’ve received from many of you, we decided to continue sharing our adventures, hoping it inspires you to live out your dreams, what ever they may be, or at the very least, it will bri ..read more
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