Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

I'm a birder and a nature enthusiast and thus never travel without binoculars. Unfortunately I also enjoy photography and dislike checking luggage. So I'm left with the dilemma of what to bring - gear or clothing? I began birding with a pair of binos from my mother, ca. 1940. They were a bit scratched and … Continue reading Best binoculars for travel (and home!)

Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

A safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. A trip to Africa is a big investment in time and money. Long overseas flights, short flights on bush planes, and no convenience stores in the bush. All clothing, gear, and essentials must fit into what's basically a carry-on bag. And as a wildlife safari is a … Continue reading Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

Travel Gear: An African Safari 2014

What to take for the trip of a lifetime? A trip where you'll be fording the Okavango Delta one day and in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities the next? And a trip where you're allowed a total of 44 lbs including camera equipment and personal items?? First we chose our duffles. No hard-sided … Continue reading Travel Gear: An African Safari 2014