TANIS TRIPS 

Welcome to TanisTrips! I love having the opportunity to share my travel stories with you. Travel is about the people you meet and adventures you experience, mostly when you don't know exactly what you're doing. Just go for it! 

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Home Away From Home

So sorry y’all for the delay in story writing. We started this new overlanding adventure at the end of July and have been on the go...

$100/day road trip

I’ve had a few people ask me how I traveled during Covid. I returned to one of my favorite forms of travel - solo road trips. When I...

Tanis trips in Jamaica

Woodstock 1969, I would have loved to be there, but I was only 5. Instead, it was 1983, 15 college students with backpacks and sleeping...

Can you kiss underwater?

Many people have asked me why I chose Kuwait for an overseas teaching experience. My master’s degree was in International Relations with...

Traveling with family

My brother, like myself, developed a love of travel at an early age. He became a corporate travel agent and traveled extensively. He...

Tourist in the mist!

Dian Fossey I’m not, but I do admire her curiosity and positivity. You’ve probably already read my story about helping at the Rock...

Black water rafting

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand, is home to blackwater cave rafting with glowworm ceilings, one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. It...

They Won't Let Me Leave!

When should you carry your passport? ALWAYS when flying, even domestic! While that might seem excessive, unless you’re in a beautiful...

"Six degrees of separation"

Do you believe in the “Six degrees of separation” theory? The idea is that every person in the world is connected to every other person...

Great Barrier Reef diving

Colorado has the highest per capita number of divers of any state in the country, really! Funny, since it’s a landlocked state, but with...

Costa Rican Melons

Watermelons, papaya, coconuts, butterflies, ants, monkeys, and sloths were all part of our recent trip to Costa Rica for my bestie’s...

Top o' ta mornin to ya!

One of my favorite places is Ireland, but why? I've been stumbling around this question for years. The obvious answer is that every shade...

The "Grand Tetons"

Arriving in a city at 10 p.m. was not my goal, especially as a young, solo, female traveler, and this was Amsterdam! Departing the train...

Finally - Africa!

Dusty, dirt roads shared by vehicles, mopeds, bicycles, and walkers. Wood scaffolding barely supports workers as they erect new...

Welcome to Tanis Trips,

For those of you who know me, I hope you see the humor in the title - think about it! While I love to travel...on a daily basis what do I...