Summaries

We've found that our posts group nicely into a few distinct themes: "Assignments", "Travel Journals" and "Life Experiences". For each assignment, we have "End of Tour" summaries that highlight both what it was like to live there and links to the places we traveled to from that posting. For the bigger trips, we created summary pages and listed them under the Travel Journals section. The life experiences are more like a collection of thematic life experiences that are more chronological than geographic. You can also search on the Summary tag to see all of the summaries in chronological order.




End of Tour Summaries

State Assignment #2: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
And if you that's not enough to satisfy your interest in learning more about Saudi Arabia (culture, religion, history, etc), we recommend these books and movies.

State Assignment #1: Washington, D.C.
Our first post in the Foreign Service was actually a domestic assignment. Greg was assigned to support projects in Europe, so he got to travel quite a bit.

USAF Assignment #4: HQ Air Force Special Operations Command
There is a reason why they are called the "Quiet Professionals." This was Greg's last assignment in the military, so it covers his military-to-civilian transition preparations.

USAF Assignment #3: Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
Our first military assignment together. Lots of travel around Europe. Became a family of three.

USAF Assignment #2: Osan Air Base, South Korea
Greg's 1-year unaccompanied tour. Kacey joined him for a month long excursion through Australia and New Zealand.

USAF Assignment #1: RED HORSE, Hurlburt Field, Florida
Greg's first assignment in the military, along with his first deployment.


Life Experiences

We'll spare you the Venn diagrams, but you can probably imagine how often these experiences overlap.
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Our Travel Journals

Our Adventures in Sri Lanka
Safaris to spot leopards and elephants, swimming in the Indian Ocean, sipping tea in the mountains, and several more!

Our Nile Cruise
Starting in Cairo, we sailed to Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan.

Our Expedition to Jordan
Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Discovering Turkey
We emersed ourselves in Istanbul, explored the white travertines of Pamukkale, and traced history through Laodikeia, Hierolopolis, and Cleopatra's Baths.

Gulf of Mexico Cruise
Kacey, Greg and several of Kacey's extended family departed from New Orleans on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship bound for Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; and Belize City, Belize.

Greek Island Cruise
Kacey & Greg departed from Venice on a Costa Cruise ship bound for Bari, Italy; Katakolon (Olympia), Santorini, and Rhodes in Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Baltic Sea Cruise
Greg and Kacey set sail from Amsterdam on a Celebrity Cruise ship bound for Warnemunde, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersberg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Australia/New Zealand Tour
I should break this into two individual journals.

Greg and Kacey's first international trip together to Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Greg's first deployment to Qatar, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Greg's second deployment to Qatar, might as well have been a footnote.

Greg's 7,700+ mile road trip across the United States that took over three weeks and covered 26 states.

Greg's solo trip to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic

Greg's trip to with fraternity brothers Andy and McG to Iceland, Netherlands, and Belgium

Greg and his fraternity brother Chris spent the summer of 1999 in Hong Kong on an internship. During that time, Greg also visited Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Beijing, Macau, and Bali.

Greg's solo trip to Paris, Normandy Beaches, Bayeax, Bern, Genoa, Milan, and Marseilles.

Greg and his fraternity brother Micah visited London, Cardiff, Stonehenge, and Amsterdam during their Spring break in 1997.

SEA Semester
Kacey's two month sailing adventure in 1996 aboard the R/V Westward that took her around the Gulf of Mexico.



NOTE: I'm in the process of updating this page with the pictures below. Sorry for the mess!




Gulf of Mexico Cruise (2011) 



Greek Island Cruise (2009)




Baltic Sea Cruise (2009)





South America (SA05)




Road Trip USA (2002)




Europe 2002 (E02)



Europe 2001 (E01)


Asia 1999 (A99)


Europe 1999 (E99)






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