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

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

Pacific Northwest Family Road Trip: hits, misses, and favorite pictures

First-Time Visitor's Experience on a Washington and Oregon Road Trip A standing invitation to visit family on Vashon Island off the coast of Seattle began our dreaming of a multigenerational road trip to the Pacific Northwest. We had never been to this part of the U.S. before so there were a lot of things quickly … Continue reading Pacific Northwest Family Road Trip: hits, misses, and favorite pictures

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.

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 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 with the … Continue reading Birds of the African Savanna: how to birdwatch on safari