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

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

12 Proven Tips for Stress Free Travel

"Stress Free Travel"? Is there such a thing? Perhaps, but only if you travel close to home on familiar paths. But what's the fun in that? If you're willing to leave your comfort zone, work a bit at travel safety, and invest in some anti-theft accessories, you'll be rewarded with peace of mind, great adventures … Continue reading 12 Proven Tips for Stress Free Travel

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

Okavango Delta Safari – an Authentic African Experience

The Okavango Delta in Botswana was the 1000th site designated as UNESCO as a world heritage site. I'm inclined to think that they saved that special number just for this environment as it is one of the most spectacular spots on earth. If you are traveling to the Okavango Delta, be prepared for the best … Continue reading Okavango Delta Safari – an Authentic African Experience

Responsible Travel Begins at Home

People travel for many reasons - adventure, culture, education, wilderness. We do a bit of all these things, but focus our biggest trips on earth's treasures. This produces a conflict - we thrill to explore natural places and be in the presence of wild creatures, but the trips themselves cause damage to these same environments. … Continue reading Responsible Travel Begins at Home

Sundowners: Celebrate a Successful Trip with an Amazing Sunset

If you've ever experienced an African safari, you remember sundowners - the happy hour break taken wherever you happen to be when the sun begins to set. Your vehicle stops and your guide produces wine, beer, and the traditional gin and tonic. You soak in the scene - the peace and the beauty of sunset … Continue reading Sundowners: Celebrate a Successful Trip with an Amazing Sunset