“Fernweh” (n.): An Ache For Distant Places

“Fernweh” (n.): An Ache For Distant Places

My ultimate favorite place to be is on safari in Africa, period. Though we recently returned from a month long journey in Tanzania, I am longing to be back on the Serengeti… I miss the adventure of setting out from our mobile camp to…

7 Things Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Taught Me

7 Things Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Taught Me

1. Christopher Columbus was correct. The world is NOT Flat! 2. The rewards are in the journey, not the summit. After reaching the pinnacle, the only place left to go is down. True success can only be found at the end of the trail…

It All Started With Just One Step…

It All Started With Just One Step…

On November 1, 2014 Jo Ann Taylor will celebrate having walked every day in a row for 5 years! That’s 1826 Consecutive Days – Whoo Hoo! It started out as a 30-day goal just to get myself back on track! Well it turns out…

Make Today Confident – I Can Accomplish Anything!

Make Today Confident – I Can Accomplish Anything!

Going through the Sunday paper I spotted an ad that shouted out, “MAKE TODAY CONFIDENT.” I paused and then repeated it to myself. Just reading those words gave me a hold my head up, stand up straight and walk tall kind of a feeling….

Safe Travels

Safe Travels

A Note From Gene and Jo Ann Taylor, Co-founders of The Walking Connection Since beginning The Walking Connection in 1989, our highest priority has always been the safety and well-being of our guests. We take extraordinary care to research and learn about the places…

Tanzania Safari – Where Less Is More

Tanzania Safari – Where Less Is More

Over the years Gene and I have explored different areas of Africa in a variety of ways. Through our extensive experience we have a select list of what makes a Tanzania safari exceptional… Tanzania has been on our go back to list for awhile,…

5 + 5 = 10 Reasons To Go To Spain…With Us!

5 + 5 = 10 Reasons To Go To Spain…With Us!

Even when compared to all the incredible countries in the world, Spain still has something very special to offer and should be on everyone’s to-visit list. But just in case you aren’t convinced, here are ten reasons to visit Spain with The Walking Connection…

Stick It!

Stick It!

Are excuses getting in the way of sticking with your active lifestyle? “I’m too tired! I don’t have time! It’s too hot! It’s too cold! It’s too early! It’s too late! I have company! I’m getting company! I have to take the kids to…

Surviving an Unexpected Night in the Wild

Surviving an Unexpected Night in the Wild

Guest blog post: By Tony Nester Each year, there are numerous stories about lost hikers or hunters in the desert who succumb to the elements. Many of these tragedies are preventable and involve a little preparation on the front end coupled with a dose…

Restart

Restart

I am NOT going to talk to you about New Year’s Resolutions…a new year, a new you and a fresh start. In with the new – out with the old…blah blah blah. Anyway by now most have been forgotten. Today is my 1538TH day…

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