Whale Watching in Massachusetts: what you need to know for your best day on the water

Is there anything more fun to do in the summer than get out on the water? Well, if you're in New England you know that being on the water on a whale watching tour is even more fun! Here in Massachusetts, we're almost guaranteed whale sightings as just off the coast is the Stellwagen Bank … Continue reading Whale Watching in Massachusetts: what you need to know for your best day on the water

How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism: the responsible traveler

When we were planning our first safari in 2014, I found many tour groups offering a "Walk With Lions" experience in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The brochures stated that these were young lions, likely orphans, and that the organization would reintroduce them to the wild when they matured. This sounded great! But the more I read … Continue reading How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism: the responsible traveler

5 Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica: Pura Vida Ecotourism

Costa Rica has been on my travel wish list for years. In fact it was so high on the list that we’d considered moving to the country even though we'd never visited. What's so special about Costa Rica? Read about this beautiful country and our reasons to visit Costa Rica and you’ll understand… Costa Rica … Continue reading 5 Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica: Pura Vida Ecotourism

15 Bests of our East African Safari: photo focus on Kenya and Tanzania

Africa is open! It's time to make your African safari dreams come true. Don't waste another minute - book a group tour, plan your own DIY safari driving tour, or contact Rhino Africa, as we did, to put together the trip you've been dreaming of! I was six years old when the book Born Free … Continue reading 15 Bests of our East African Safari: photo focus on Kenya and Tanzania

Birds of the African Savanna: how to birdwatch on safari

People travel to Africa to see extraordinary animals - lions, leopards, and elephants. What can be overlooked are the spectacular birds that are seen on safari. Watching the flight of the colorful lilac-breasted roller can be as enjoyable for bird lovers as watching elephants at a watering hole. What birds to expect on safari varies … Continue reading Birds of the African Savanna: how to birdwatch on safari

Guide to the Best Luxury Safari Lodges: top end game camps in Africa

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. The safaris we've enjoyed would rank as the most luxurious trips we've ever taken. At the best … Continue reading Guide to the Best Luxury Safari Lodges: top end game camps in Africa

10 Easy Steps to Plan the Best Luxury Safari in Africa (2022)

An African wildlife 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 a photo safari in Africa, now is the time! There are many luxury travel companies that offer packaged tours of Africa. This might be a great option … Continue reading 10 Easy Steps to Plan the Best Luxury Safari in Africa (2022)