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!)

Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

… lessons learned Five years ago we traveled on what we expected to be THE once-in-a-lifetime trip – an African Safari! But safaris are addictive, and with retirement and a big birthday to celebrate we decided to splurge on a second trip. We contacted Rhino Africa again [see review: Rhino Africa - our Choice for … Continue reading Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

Rhino Africa – Bespoke Luxury Safaris

For the last six year, Rhino Africa has won the World Travel Award winner for Africa's Leading Safari Company (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) This is great validation for what we already knew based on our experience with the company in 2014. When we decided to take the ultimate trip - an African … Continue reading Rhino Africa – Bespoke Luxury Safaris

A Day on Safari in Londolozi

5 a.m. - a knock on the door. You respond quickly or the knock gets louder. If you've organized yourself the previously evening you dress quickly. If not, you fumble around sleepily for clothes, sunglasses and cameras. No time or need for makeup or hair styling. 5:20 a.m, - a quick cup of coffee on … Continue reading A Day on Safari in Londolozi

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

Packing for Safari

We're off to Africa again! Visit Packing for our Second Safari - In a Carry-On to see what we're taking this time. Trunks are packed but not yet zipped. 🙂 We've laid out our clothes, removed all but the essential and STILL have too much to fit into a small duffel. The issue is that … Continue reading Packing for Safari