Bike and Barge Holland: a week cycling adventure from a canal barge

What better way to see a country than on a bike? Navigating a new town, stopping at cafes frequented by locals, and having the leisure to pause anytime a vista grabs you - a truly immersive trip. Combine that with the fun and convenience of staying on a canal barge boat and you're guaranteed a … Continue reading Bike and Barge Holland: a week cycling adventure from a canal barge

What to Expect on an African Safari: a first timer’s experience

An African safari is a #1 bucket list adventure. Images of Meryl Streep in Out of Africa come to mind, but what is an African safari like?  We hope these photos and excerpts from our journal will help you understand what to expect on a safari in Southern Africa, and inspire you to book your … Continue reading What to Expect on an African Safari: a first timer’s experience

Birds of the African Savanna: what birds to expect on safari

People travel to Africa to see extraordinary animals - the Big 5! What can be overlooked is the spectacular birds of the African savanna. 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 with the … Continue reading Birds of the African Savanna: what birds to expect on safari

Cycling Southeast New England: best bike rides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts South Shore, and Rhode Island

Image by FernandoVirg from PixabayThe Traveling Tulls cycle with a great group of older adults every Sunday morning. It's a wonderful way to get some exercise, enjoy the outside, and engage with some wonderful people. Our weekly bike rides are usually in quiet towns on the South Shore of Massachusetts, but we do regional rides … Continue reading Cycling Southeast New England: best bike rides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts South Shore, and Rhode Island

Venice Off the Beaten Path

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is on most travelers' bucket lists. But over-tourism is threatening much that makes this city so desirable to visit. St. Mark's Square, the Piazza San Marco, and adjacent alleys are so crowded that it's difficult to walk, let alone enjoy the architecture, or … Continue reading Venice Off the Beaten Path

Recommended Books for an African Safari

An African safari is the ultimate bucket list adventure. And for us, anticipation of a special trip like this is half the fun! We research the location, plan side trips, prepare packing lists, AND read, read, read about the area. This is especially fun when you're thinking about a once-in-a-lifetime trip like a safari in … Continue reading Recommended Books for an African Safari

Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest

You wake early. A million stars shine overhead, with the smudge of the Milky Way clearly seen. An occasional bat darts by as it gathers its nocturnal meals, and you duck into your sleeping bag until the danger is past. You are on the trip of a lifetime - an adventure in the American Southwest … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon, an adventure in the American Southwest