This month we went on a fantastic trip that took us to three nations in southern Africa and a one night stay in the middle east. We landed in Johannesburg, South Africa and trekked through Botswana and Zimbabwe before spending a night in Doha, Qatar on our way home. This trip was unforgettable and different from a lot of places we have traveled over the years. Besides the incredible beauty of the landscapes and the animals we encountered, we loved the cultures we experienced along the way. Still, we were acutely aware of the fact that we, a gay couple, clashed harshly with the laws and culture of 3 of those 4 nations. Yes, we were traveling to anti-LGBT countries and we had an amazing time.