Safari Options in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Ecosystem

I recently returned from a two-week trip to South Africa. We flew into Johannesburg and spent some time in Cape Town and the Winelands; but for the majority of the trip, I was in the Greater Kruger ecosystem. While here, my colleague Elle and I enjoyed a variety of accommodations and some incredible animal sightings. Read more…

Food on Safari

When most travelers think of safari, wildlife takes center stage. Whether you are on a mission to witness the Great Migration, see the Big 5, or spot a species you’ve never seen before, you are excited for the animals that await.  But there is much more to a safari than wildlife and it is these Read more…

On Safari: Drive or Fly?

My first safari was just over 20 years ago- an overland expedition through remote corners of Botswana and Zimbabwe. We traveled in 20 passenger trucks, setting up camp as we moved from location to location. We felt the intense heat of the day, sun searing our skin as our arms draped over the side of Read more…

Galapagos Expansion: More Marine Reserve to Explore

Earlier this month, Ecuador’s president Guillermo Lasso made a historic announcement. It had been decided during the recent World Climate Conference (COP 26), that the Galapagos Reserve, already one of the most diverse and abundant ecosystems on the planet, would be expanding. Increasing its size by 45%, and now totaling 47.7 million acres, the Reserve Read more…

A Cambodian Oasis

Song Saa Private Island is a heaven of sustainable luxury, nestled in the undiscovered beauty of Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. With unique cuisine, stunning sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand, and an array of spa and wellness treatments, Song Saa offers the ultimate indulgence for mind, body and soul. Best of all, their commitment Read more…

Passport Protocol: When and How to Renew

While far from glamorous, it is one’s passport that is undoubtedly the most important piece of any international trip. You can have the most well-designed itinerary, with every logistic mapped out perfectly. You can secure the best guides and arrange for the most interesting activities. And yet, without a current passport, none of it is Read more…

Zambian Wildlife and Activities

The last time I explored Zambia, I visited the breathtaking Victoria Falls as part of a two-day excursion from our safari in Botswana. In July 2021, however, I took the time to dive deeply into everything that Zambia has to offer. On this trip, I spent two weeks exploring South Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Read more…

Montemar: Eco-luxury in the Land of the Galapagos Tortoises

Situated in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, in the heart of giant tortoise territory, Montemar Villas is a home away from home in the Galapagos. Envisioned and hosted by two Ecuadorian conservationists (one a naturalist guide and the other an ecologist), a stay here is truly an immersion into the life of this remote Read more…

Photo Mashatu: Diving into Safari Photography

When heading on safari, many travelers feel beyond excited for the once-in-a-life time experiences that await– unforgettable animal sightings, stunning landscape, interesting culture. And yet they might worry about how to capture it or that their photos just won’t do justice to all that was seen and done. Thankfully, there are parks and camps that Read more…

The Unique Parks of Kenya

On my honeymoon this past September, I traveled to Kenya for two weeks. During my visit, I stayed in quite a few different national parks and reserves and found that each added something special to my experience. I wanted to take a moment to highlight their uniqueness and underscore why other travelers might want to Read more…