The Nature Traveler: 20 Helpful Tips for Birdwatching & Enjoying Wildlife

Nature travelers know the joy of exploring new environments on their travels. Wildlife and birdwatching are hobbies that allow you to connect with nature, immerse yourself in the landscape, and fully appreciate the beauty of the natural world. Combining the love for travel with the joy of observing birds and other wildlife can result in … Continue reading The Nature Traveler: 20 Helpful Tips for Birdwatching & Enjoying Wildlife

The Best Whale Watching in Massachusetts: everything you need to know

Is there anything more fun to do in the summer than get out on the water? Well, if you're in New England you know that being on the water on a whale watching tour is even more fun! Here in Massachusetts, we're almost guaranteed whale sightings as just off the coast is the Stellwagen Bank … Continue reading The Best Whale Watching in Massachusetts: everything you need to know

How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism (2022)

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 (2022)

10 Best U.S. National Parks for Seniors to Visit (2023)

“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 10 Best U.S. National Parks for Seniors to Visit (2023)

The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi: an ethical animal experience

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a true bright spot in the struggle to save the elephants of East Africa. And one of the best places to visit for ethical animal tourism. When my husband surprised me with a safari in Tanzania, I added in a day in Kenya to visit the extraordinary Nairobi elephant orphanage. … Continue reading The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi: an ethical animal experience