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

Visit to Petra: 48 Hours in the Rose City of the Nabateans

If there's anything more fun than planning a trip, it's planning with a like-minded friend. I'm fortunate to have one of those friends. We research lodging, restaurants, and adventures on our own, before bouncing ideas off each other. Our plans occasionally (well... usually) grow out of control, but ultimately, we arrive at an itinerary. When … Continue reading Visit to Petra: 48 Hours in the Rose City of the Nabateans

Best National Parks for Seniors: Parks Every Older Traveler Should Visit

“The story is, a man came up to Yosemite and the ranger was sitting at the front gate and the man said, “I’ve only got one hour to see Yosemite. If you only had one hour to see Yosemite, what would you do?” And the ranger said, “Well, I’d go right over there, and I’d … Continue reading Best National Parks for Seniors: Parks Every Older Traveler Should Visit

Focus Costa Rica: 5 of the Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Birds, Wildlife, and Sustainable Ecotourism Costa Rica has been on my list for years. In fact it’s so high on the list that we’ve considered living in the country! Which is quite something as we’d never visited before. Why were we so enamored with a country we’d never seen? Once you read about Costa Rica … Continue reading Focus Costa Rica: 5 of the Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Focus East African Safari: photos to inspire from 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 Focus East African Safari: photos to inspire from Kenya and Tanzania

Focus Zanzibar: Inspiration to Add Zanzibar to Your Safari Holiday Itinerary

Zanzibar is the epitome of a paradise island: turquoise waters, white sand, and the fragrance of spice in the air. It is a gloriously beautiful destination, rich in history and tradition. Well worth the trip as a stand-alone destination, though perhaps not economically, or travel time, feasible for many of us. But when traveling to … Continue reading Focus Zanzibar: Inspiration to Add Zanzibar to Your Safari Holiday Itinerary

Travel in Your 60s: once in a lifetime experiences

The 60s, the years just after retirement, are prime traveling years. If life’s been kind, you have the physical and economic resources to take Bucket List trips. But where to start? We asked some top travel bloggers for recommendations and put together an article with a dozen dream destinations to explore after retirment.