Our African honeymoon will include four nights at Fumba Beach Lodge set within a secluded bay on the southwest coast of Zanzibar. We will be staying in a unique suite cradled in a magnificent baobab tree!
A sunset wine canoe ride on glacier-created Lake Wahdoon. Brandon is ready to paddle hard as Shannon navigates due west for maximum sunset viewing while serenading him with her favorite girl scout song. Get ready B, you don't know how this one ends.
A day of snorkeling the Menai Bay Conservation Area, home to two different species of dolphins, the Indo-pacific humpback and the bottlenose. The day ends with a delicious Zanzibari seafood lunch, gastronomic fruit tasting, and Amarula liqueur.
Our US honeymoon begins at Canoe Bay, a rare rustic-elegant hideaway in northwest Wisconsin. Secluded on three private lakes on a forested, 280-acre country estate and criss-crossed by trails, the recreational possibilities are endless.
A day of sailing and dolphin watching along the Zanzibar coastline and nearby mangrove islands on a dhow. A dhow is the very first type of sailboat invented. Let's hope for a good breeze and that the dolphin's are ready to play.
Stone Town Tour - Historical, architectural and cultural sites of beautiful Old Stone Town await us! The winding alleyway tour includes visits to the bustling Town Market, countless mosques, Old Slave Market, Sultan's Palace, and two cathedrals.
A Zanzibar Spice Tour - The sheer variety of spices highlights the island's strategic location. We will indulge our senses with a kaleidoscope of smells, tastes and textures from the punch of a chili to the refreshing succulence of green coconut flesh.
Hiking journey into the Jozani Forest - This protected area boasts a rich diversity of flora and fauna and a huge variety of wildlife including the endemic and endangered Red Colobus Monkeys (Procolobus Kirkii).
This radio will help us listen to VOA radio and other stations from all over the world. If we are lucky, maybe we'll pick up NPR?! No matter where we are though, this shortwave radio will have the best reception!
Whether capturing the "Big 5," our nephews growing up, strange and scary insects or our first ultimate frisbee championship, this camera will be able to keep up with us.
We love exploring the backroads and hiking trails! This GPS will keep us on the right road and hiking trail. We can load maps from anywhere in the world.
We have endless camping trips planned and with a dutch oven, we will eat well under the stars. Once a prized possession of early pioneers and mountain men, this modern dutch oven is cast from super-durable hard anodized aluminum.
Trader Joe's shopping spree for post wedding loot to fill up our suitcases before we head on our honeymoon!
Shannon has been eyeing this piece since her first trip to Kenya in 2006. This hanging vase is a classic piece from Kitengela, a Kenyan glass studio.
Our apartment deck has amazing views but no place to sit and enjoy them.
The western coastline of Zanzibar is ripe for kayaking. We are planning an afternoon journey that will take us close to dolphins, into hidden coves, and secluded beaches.
The updated home movie projector! A long time favorite activity from our childhood has been taken to a whole new level. With this mini-projector, we will be able to watch our digital memories anytime, anywhere. Popcorn not included.
Tinga Tinga artwork to decorate our home and a keepsake from our honeymoon to Zanzibar.
This floppy vase with a blue lip made of recycled glass from Kitengela glass studio will be perfect for our local flower purchases. Kenya is the largest producer of roses and lillies in Africa so fresh flowers are everywhere!
The Serena Hotel in Stone Town has the best patio for dawa sundowners. In Swahili, dawa translates between medicine and magic potion. Under the African sun the dawa is the drink chosen to refresh ones being and sharpen the taste buds.
Replicating Nana Bea's wonderful baked goods for Brandon to enjoy will take power (and practice).
Set of eight wine glasses made of recycled glass hand blown by Kenyan artists.