Blog Posts

March 26, 2010

Zanzibar: The perfect finish to an amazing adventure in Tanzania!

After two and a half amazing weeks in Northern Tanzania my next stop before heading back to Boston was the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. I only had 3 days on the island but I wish I’d had 3 weeks! My adventures in Zanzibar included a walking tour of Stone Town (which…

March 22, 2010

Meet our Pal Kathy Kinney; Grandmother, World Traveler, Adventurer Extraordinaire. And a really nice person, to boot.

  In July Kathy Kinney will be enjoying her fourth Thomson Adventure, this time with three grandchildren ages 10, 11, and 12. Join them on our Costa Rica Multisport Adventure July 3 – 11 How did you find TFA? …. My husband and I have been blessed with nine wonderful, healthy, inquisitive grandchildren. In 2003…

March 14, 2010

Kirsten and Mt Meru

Hello from the foot of Mt. Meru near Arusha! I had an exciting morning heading to Mt. Meru and setting off on a hike with one of the park’s rangers. We visited the Mirikamba huts (anyone interested in the Family Safari for Teens call me and I’ll tell you all about them!). The weather was…

March 12, 2010

Jambo from Arusha, Tanzania

Hello from Arusha! I’ve been in Tanzania for 7 days studying tourism development in the country and I have to say — I love this place!! My journey has included a visit to the Ngorongoro crater where I saw my first Zebra (punda milia in Swahili), the Serengeti where I visited the hippo pool and…

March 10, 2010

Thomson Family Adventures and Avatar

Truth is I have not yet seen the movie Avatar, but everyone I know who has says it is awesome. Just this week I learned that the very beautiful national park of Zhangjiajie in the Hunan province of China has been credited with inspiring the scenic landscape of Pandora. Wow! This is ‘wow’ because we’ve…