"We drive across this usually," said our guide, as I looked in awe at the massive river before me. The Luangwa was encroaching into our camp, making boat landings easy, but causing the guides visible concern about how closely it was approaching the lodge. Such is the E...

I've been pondering the effects of returning to the same places over and over again. I recall my first trip to Africa; the dizzying excitement of seeing something as common as an impala, the disbelief at observing an animal as endangered as a rhino, the admiration of t...

The air is fresher up here.  The breeze is filled with salt and ice and possibility, making one instantly feel like an adventurer. I was invigorated by this feeling which permeates this state, so different than anywhere else in the country. With a twinkle in my eye, I...

I told you last time: I'm in love. As soon as I returned to the U.S. after my last trip to Namibia, I was already aching to return and, one year later, I got my wish. Would it be the same? Would my starry-eyed perspective have vanished when I spotted my next rhino? Wou...

After a glorious trip to Namibia, I was a bit concerned about going to the oh-so-popular Kruger for my next safari. Having the roads to ourselves and being completely alone in the wild with rhinos and cheetahs was the most incredible experience, and one I wanted to rep...

Two weeks in Namibia– what an adventure. This was, by leaps and bounds, the best two weeks of my life. It is a land of striking contrasts, from the vast red desert of Sossusvlei, to the dramatic Skeleton Coast, to charming fishing towns, to lush forests packed with wil...

On a mild, sunny day in early Autumn, I began my road trip around the Alsace region of France. Could any place be more charming?  The vineyards stretch over gently rolling hills and the journey is dotted with picture-perfect villages, their wood-frame buildings straigh...

Driving to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh was incredibly refreshing. I watched this medieval urban area open up into lush, green farmland. The bucolic setting made me feel instantly at home.  As we traveled northward, the land grew harsher and the wind more severe, th...

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