The Best Whale Watching in Massachusetts: everything you need to know

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 The Best Whale Watching in Massachusetts: everything you need to know

How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism (2022)

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 (2022)

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

Dreaming of an East African Safari? Tips on Kenya and Tanzania

I was six years old when the book Born Free was published. A year later, though just a beginning reader, I worked my way through the book, enthralled by the images of Joy Adamson and the lioness Elsa. You can imagine my thrill when Born Free, the award winning movie was released. Images of Kenya … Continue reading Dreaming of an East African Safari? Tips 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)