Caminito, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Tapestry of Buenos Aires

An introduction to the diverse neighborhoods of Argentina’s capital city   The diverse neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina make up a vibrant tapestry, where each district offers its own unique charm and character. From the historic cobblestone streets of San Telmo to the trendy boutiques of Palermo, Buenos Aires is a city just waiting to Read more…

A baby zebra peeking out from behind a tree.

A Green Season Photo Album

The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular natural events on Earth, involving the movement of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and other herbivores across vast distances in search of food and water. From January to February (although exact timing varies each year), the herds gather in the nutrient-rich ecosystem of southern Serengeti. The area Read more…

An airplane getting ready to land.

The Rising Costs of Air Travel

As the Travel Beyond “Air Guy,” I get asked a lot of questions about airfare and why ticket costs are currently skyrocketing. It’s not an easy question to answer, as there are several factors that have come together to drive up prices. Here are some of the reasons we are feeling more sticker-shock lately: Shortage Read more…

Honeymoon R&R at Patina Maldives

This September, immediately following our wedding, my husband Derek and I took off on the long journey to the Maldives. I’ll admit, getting to Maldives from Minnesota (or anywhere in the US) is a hike, but the 7 days we spent in paradise made the travel totally worth it. Our home away from home for Read more…

US Passports opened to show stamps

Trusted Traveler Programs – Explained!

In an effort to strike a balance between national security and a smoother travel experience for passengers, the United States has implemented a range of Trusted Traveler Programs. While the programs are all closely related, choosing the best one for you really depends on how and where you travel. To help you decide, check out the Read more…

Uganda Landscape

Ugandan Activities: An Exploration of the Senses

Uganda, often referred to as the “Pearl of Africa,” is known for its diverse landscapes, rich wildlife, and vibrant cultures. Home to the source of the Nile River and numerous lakes, Uganda boasts lush greenery, fertile plains, and dense forests, including the iconic Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest National Park. Beyond its natural beauty, Read more…

Top 3 Reasons to Visit Uganda

The country of Uganda is home to an incredible array of regions, activities, and experiences. From Kibale National Park to Murchison Falls, there is much to do and see. So much so that visitors might not know where to start and what to prioritize. Of all the possibilities, you simply can’t miss trekking with primates, Read more…

A leopard sleeping in a tree.

The First Safari: Highlights & Helpful Tips

If you are new to travel, you may think you couldn’t possibly go on a safari without having a certain amount of travel expertise under your belt, but I can say from experience – you can do it! I had never traveled internationally before my recent safari and while it was a bit intimidating at Read more…

Pyramids

Special Experiences in Egypt

I recently had the opportunity to return to Egypt, an ancient land that has fascinated travelers for centuries. Who can gaze at the perfect beauty of the Pyramids and Sphinx and fail to marvel at their mysteries, which are still debated after 4500 years. On this visit, however, I not only explored these main iconic Read more…