About the Blog

We’re Chris and Danila and we are travelling the world, and where we can we’re volunteering on conservation projects, and writing about our experiences in this blog.

How did this come about? About 20 years ago we had this idea that “when we retire, we’ll have a B & B, it’ll be fun!”

Now instead of buying a house and land, we’ve sold a house and all its contents. Some friends are envious, others have asked how can we possibly sell everything? Are we really not keeping anything at all?  Click here to read our diary of 2013, about how we gave away or sold everything!

I sometimes wonder how this 180 degree turn came about, but I think it just morphed into being. We want to do interesting things and fun things. We’d like to feel as if we’re making a difference in some way. We really want to keep our brains and bodies as active as possible, for as long as possible.

We’ve been scuba-diving since 1996, but I can’t remember where the idea came from to try a dive conservation trip. In 2012, we found ReefCI and went diving with them. They operate out of a tiny island in southern Belize.  We loved it so much we went back in 2013, and will be there again in January and February 2015.

Having tried one volunteer conservation trip, we started to research this possibility, and discovered many interesting places and projects. We spent three months in 2014 travelling and volunteering in South Africa, and will be going to central America for several months in early 2015.

After that, our plans are open!  We might head back to California and catch up with friends there.

And there’s a little tickle at the back of my mind, telling me to check up on transpacific repositioning cruises…. New Zealand, Australia, south-east Asia…..

We are NOT dunroamin 🙂

You can read more about the development of our plans and this blog, by clicking here: About the blog – long version!

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