Guide to the Best Luxury African Safari Camps

What to Expect at Upscale Safari Camps Imagining an African safari evokes images of canvas tents and drinking from canteens around an open fire. Very romantic, but also a bit intimidating for those used to upscale travel. In reality, modern safaris are far more civilized. In fact, the safaris we've enjoyed would rank as the … Continue reading Guide to the Best Luxury African Safari Camps

How to Plan the Perfect (relaxing!) European Vacation

Planning a trip in Europe is a dream come true for most people. Retirement gives us the time and opportunity to turn those dreams into reality. But the logistics of the trip is more difficult as we age. We're past the a point of staying in hostels and backpacking, but still want to squeeze as … Continue reading How to Plan the Perfect (relaxing!) European Vacation

10 Steps to the Perfect Luxury Safari in Africa

Sanctuary Olonana, Maasai Mara, Kenya An African photo safari is the ultimate bucket list trip. It is at once a wilderness adventure and a luxury retreat. If you have ever considered going on an African safari, now is the time! There are many luxury travel companies that offer packaged tours of Africa. This might be … Continue reading 10 Steps to the Perfect Luxury Safari in Africa

Ethical Tourism: Visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a true bright spot in the struggle to save the elephants of East Africa. And one of the best places to visit for ethical animal tourism. When my husband surprised me with a safari in Tanzania, I added in day in Kenya to visit the extraordinary Sheldrick Nairobi elephant orphanage. … Continue reading Ethical Tourism: Visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi

Ready for Adventure: Secrets for a Safari and Other Outdoor Trips

Planning an outdoor adventure trip? A trip where you'll be tracking animals in the African savanna, hiking the wilderness, or cycling through another country? You are surely excited about your plans, have a packing list begun, and daydreaming about your new adventure. But don't go without reading these secret travel tips for adventure trips in … Continue reading Ready for Adventure: Secrets for a Safari and Other Outdoor Trips

How to Stay Organized During a Long Trip

This post includes affiliate links. We may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking on one of these links. We have not received any products for review. We suggest items we have enjoyed and hope you will too. DISCLOSURE When you're traveling a great distance, it makes sense to extend … Continue reading How to Stay Organized During a Long Trip