On a Kenya Safari: Big Tusker Elephants

Kenya’s “Shoulder Season”

For many, Kenya and Tanzania are synonymous with seeing the iconic Great Migration. However, these two countries both offer so much more than the chance to see massive herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing rivers and roaming in their annual pattern in search of greener grasses. Those focusing on the Great Migration and hoping to Read more…

Penguins in Antarctica

Adventure in Antarctica

Antarctica has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Despite being a warm weather gal, I love expedition cruising, exploring remote places, and seeing unique wildlife in its natural habitat. I have heard from countless seasoned travelers that Antarctica is among their favorite destinations, and knew I had to experience Read more…

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. (For further 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…

An African New Year’s Eve

Over the holidays, my colleague and I, along with some friends, hopped on a plane for Africa! After spending time on Safari, we headed to Zanzibar (an island off the coast of Tanzania) to refresh, relax and celebrate the new year! We stayed at a beautiful lodge and our villa had direct access to the 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…