Highlights of Patagonia: Chile & Argentina

It’s hard to describe Patagonia. The first few things that come to mind when thinking of this area are: mountains, fields of ice, the ever-present guanaco (similar to a llama), and the elusive puma. What’s often missing, and hard to fully comprehend, is the vastness of the region. It’s said to encompass more than 300,000 Read more…

Water Activities in Zimbabwe

When people ask me about viewing Africa’s wildlife from the water, the conversation usually steers toward Botswana’s Okavango Delta, as its waterways and narrow channels are world famous. However, on a recent trip to Zimbabwe, I was surprised to learn that similar excursions are also available in both Mana Pools National Park and from Bumi Read more…

Chile’s Lake District

What comes to mind when you think of Chile? Mountains, glaciers, probably the Atacama Desert, Patagonia, and Easter Island. However, there exists another equally as interesting region, one that not as many travelers have considered visiting —  the Lake District. Just south of Santiago, it is not only fascinating to visit, but also centrally located Read more…

Private Reserves in and around the Okavango Delta

There is truly nothing in the world quite like Botswana’s Okavango Delta, an inland river system formed within the Great Rift Valley. Here, around June each year, seasonal floods, 80% of which are comprised of waters from the Angola Highlands and 20% localized rainfall, arrive and spread over roughly 6,000 square miles. Reaching  full swing Read more…

Explore the World’s Top Cities

Every year, a handful of travel publications release their lists of best cities around the world. These include booming metropolises and more quiet towns, all of which have some unique feature that makes them a worthwhile stop. And year after year, we are thrilled, and yet no way surprised, that a handful of the cities Read more…

Exploring Egypt: Special Moments in Luxor

I recently returned from an 11-day trip to Egypt alongside my husband.  In a country full of so many ancient wonders, it is hard to choose a favorite when asked. But a visit to Luxor is certainly a strong contender; and while a stop here is typically included on a Nile cruise, there are several Read more…

Accommodations in South America

South America boasts some truly incredible accommodations. From luxury yachts exploring the Peruvian Amazon to traditional Haciendas in the Ecuadorian highlands, wine lodges in Argentina to eco-luxury lodges in the mountains of Chile,  there is a style perfect for you and your travel companions! Boutique Hotels Boutique hotels throughout the continent offer visitors a perfect Read more…

Gorilla Treks: Comparing Rwanda & Uganda

Gorilla Trekking is a fascinating experience and arguably one of the most incredible wildlife experiences on offer in Africa. You can gorilla trek in both Uganda and Rwanda (and both are amazing!), but while the gorilla species are the same, the logistics, costs, and experiences differ. Read on to determine which experience might be best Read more…

Visiting Brazil’s Pantanal

What is the Pantanal? Located along the border with Bolivia and Paraguay, Brazil’s Pantanal is considered to be the world’s largest tropical wetland. Covering an estimated 54,000-75,000 square miles, the ecosystem is a downward sloping basin that collects run-off from the Paraguay River and its tributaries, making it an enormous and internal river delta, similar Read more…

Your Essential Travel Glossary

When traveling, you are more than likely going to encounter new people, new traditions, and new terminology. From historical sites to modes of transportation, special activities to job professions, unique words are often thrown around in casual conversation before, during, and after an international adventure. To better equip us all to engage in these discussions, Read more…