Author Archives: Anne Helmers

About Anne Helmers

Travel is my passion

Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur to Borneo in Pictures

Borneo was an adventure. Our guide, Manuel, was tireless in his efforts to show us the best Sabah had to offer. From the jungle to the sea we saw amazing animals, beautiful landscapes, delectable food and incredible people. This slide … Continue reading

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A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall

Or When it rains it pours Or Here comes the Rain again We all know we can’t control the weather and traveling for the better part of year means we have experienced our fair share of rain. Here is a … Continue reading

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Bali in Pictures

Our two weeks in Bali were so incredible mere words won’t describe everything we saw and experienced. So here is a taste of some of the sights and highlights of our Balinese adventure. If only we could add the sounds … Continue reading

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Christmas in Bali

Every year I say, this was the best Christmas ever. It is hard not to get caught up in your kids’ joy and the spirit of the holidays. So I have to say, I was a little worried about this … Continue reading

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Diving In!

Since I can remember I have dreamed of the ocean. I wanted to be dolphin and seal trainer at Sea World when I was little and I actually applied to several marine biology programs before I settled on Rollins College. … Continue reading

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Have you ever heard of a Cassowary?

So we have settled into the town of Mission Beach. This is an area called the wet tropics.  It is hot.  There is a rainforest here. It is also the home of the elusive Cassowary.  It isn’t unusual in Australia … Continue reading

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Some things I’ve noted about Kiwi’s

New Zealand is the first English speaking, first world country we have been in for several months and at first I felt like I was back home but I began to note that things seemed a bit off. Here is … Continue reading

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A bucket list item fulfilled

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit of an animal lover. My “bucket list” is centered around seeing select animals in the their environments and pretty much that is the reason we found ourselves in the Amazon Rainforest for … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some Futbol?! Antigua v. Aurora Soccer Game

The Antigua vs Aurora soccer game had everything one would hope for in a Central American futbol experience. Beautiful Weather Unbelievable views Lots of headers Amazing soccer skills A bicycle-kick goal Big gun security Fireworks and smoke Loud crowds Big … Continue reading

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Hope for Tomorrow in Guatemala City

Today we took a day off from Spanish class and went to Guatemala City to visit the Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home. This home was founded by Brenda Riddle and Jennifer Grisham-Brown of Lexington, Kentucky. Brenda goes to church with … Continue reading

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