That's me on Nosy Diego in Madagascar!

Hi, I'm Brett. WELCOME to my travel blog!

One day, Lori, my wife, says she wants to teach her way AROUND THE WORLD. She's a primary school teacher. The kids have finished college and are on their own. I'm only working seasonally. Well, hmm, okay, let's go.

Now we're expats. She teaches, we travel, I write.

Here are my STORIES and lessons learned. Let's just call the latter TRAVEL TIPS. Until your travels begin or in between them, COME, WANDER WITH ME.

My Latest Posts

  • The grave of the pirate La Buse in Saint Paul, Réunion.
  • December 27, 2016

    In search of the pirate La Buse on Réunion island. At one time, the Indian Ocean was thick with pirates. La Buse was one of the most infamous.

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  • This is my carry on travel pack - a Pacsafe Venturesafe 45L GII - at the Hotel Nature Lodge in Joffreville, Madagascar. Photo by Brett Fisher.
  • November 4, 2016

    Carry on travel is more than traveling with a single, carry on piece of luggage. It’s also a choice about lifestyle and values. Here are some guidelines for making it work.

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  • "This is my island." I'm pretty sure that's what Big Daddy is saying. Photo by Brett Fisher.
  • October 25, 2014

    A visit to Ile aux Aigrettes on Mauritius. A small islet that mirrors the tale of Mauritius. And giant tortoises and pink pigeons. But watch out! This is Big Daddy’s island.

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  • First view of Mauritius out the airplane window. Photo by Lori Fisher.
  • October 24, 2014

    Mark Twain, famous American author and pundit traveled to Mauritius. But what did he really say about it? Here’s a bit on my planning for an October 2014 trip to Mauritius island.

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  • Patch Adams
  • July 8, 2016

    I listened to a talk by, then met the extraordinary healer, clown, and activist Patch Adams at the Oregon Country Fair. He ended his talk by reciting from memory the poem Dies Slowly.

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  • Rajery - Valiha Musician - Madagascar
  • April 29, 2016

    Who on what? Rajery is a musician. He plays a zither made of bamboo and strings called a valiha. Recently, Rajery performed at Ocean 501 in Toamasina, Madagascar.

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