5 Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica: Pura Vida Ecotourism

Costa Rica has been on my travel wish list for years. In fact it was so high on the list that we’d considered moving to the country even though we'd never visited. What's so special about Costa Rica? Read about this beautiful country and our reasons to visit Costa Rica and you’ll understand… Costa Rica … Continue reading 5 Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica: Pura Vida Ecotourism

Dreaming of an East African Safari? Tips on Kenya and Tanzania

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

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

Going on Safari? What to Expect, 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 Going on Safari? What to Expect, a first timer’s experience