I'm a casual person. I love simple picnics and quiet evenings with a book. But occasionally I love indulging in the elegance of afternoon tea. Especially when I travel. I don't know if it's the sense of luxury, the delicious treats, or the gorgeous venue, but when I'm planning a trip, I look for special … Continue reading 10+ Best in the World Afternoon Teas (top travel writers’ picks!)
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
Zanzibar is the epitome of a paradise island: turquoise water, white sand, and the fragrance of spice in the air. It is a gloriously beautiful destination of the coast of East Africa, rich in history and tradition. Well worth the trip as a stand-alone destination, though not economically (or travel time) feasible for many of … Continue reading Things to Do in Zanzibar: Why You Should Add Zanzibar to Your Safari Holiday
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.
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
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 (2023)
An African safari is a #1 bucket list adventure, with images of Meryl Streep in Out of Africa coming to mind. But what is an African safari really like? We've been on two safaris and count them as our favorite trips. And though, by its nature, every safari will be unique, we hope by sharing … Continue reading Going on Safari? What to Expect, a first timer’s experience