Two Interviews and Some Elephants: More on Malawi

Two interviews with participants in the Biosphere Expeditions wildlife research program in Malawi. Primatologist Amanda Harwood and veteran citizen scientist Bob Hussey. And, for your amusement, some elephants

By |2018-11-22T11:15:41+00:00November 21, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Interviews, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |0 Comments

When Your Car Falls Through the Ice

Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving. Freshwater diving in the summer gives way to salvaging vehicles that have fallen through the ice in the winter. Gary Thompson is the guy you call when your [...]

Travel Trends: Takeaways from the New York Times Travel Show

We love our train vistas. The annual late January New York Times Travel Show, with its parade of travel trends, comes around at just the right time of year. Like most Americans at [...]

Adventure Travel Trends: Our evolving travel style confirmed by research

The more we travel, the more we seem to arrange our trips around adventure travel–itineraries with activities leading us into wilderness or protected areas and connecting with local communities. We’ve morphed into more active travelers [...]

By |2017-11-28T20:51:05+00:00October 27, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Interviews, Our Travel Life, Travel|Tags: , |6 Comments

Adventure Travel World Summit: Environment, Local Communities & the Year 2041

Our Pre-Summit Adventure group with guide Juan touring Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. Tom didn't hear the "wave" call and was looking at his camera. Regularly, we wonder what the heck we’re doing. [...]

By |2017-11-30T11:51:25+00:00October 23, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, Interviews, South America, Travel|Tags: , |2 Comments

Tunica County and the Mississippi Delta Blues

Mississippi Delta Blues mural naming the musicians' hometowns in Mississippi. Thanks to Central BarBQ in Memphis. On an unplanned swing south into Mississippi from Memphis, we drove around as you might walk around [...]

By |2017-11-28T20:58:46+00:00October 10, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture, Interviews, North America, United States|4 Comments

Crossing Barriers in Israel with Green Olive Tours

Fred Schlomka, founder of Green Olive Collective, prepares for a long distance ride through the U.S. Fred Schlomka is idiosyncratic enough that I shouldn’t have been surprised when our interview by email, between [...]

By |2017-10-22T09:58:26+00:00August 22, 2017|Categories: Asia, Experienced Travelers, Interviews, Israel, Middle East|Tags: |4 Comments

Interview with a Galapagos Guide

A first in the Galapagos Islands: me, my knees, and a Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) We’ve never kept a ‘bucket’ list of places to visit before we die. But if we had, the [...]

Seasoned Traveler Finds European Adventure with Competitours

Sherry and Vanessa toast to the next challenge: destination unknown. Last year we wrote about a company that calls its competitive European mystery tours “SightDoing” rather than sightseeing. This year, a competitor from [...]

By |2017-02-23T15:10:45+00:00February 23, 2017|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Germany, Interviews, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland|Tags: |0 Comments

Visit Philadelphia with a Local: Audio

The Barnes Museum in Philadelphia Wondering what to do in Philadelphia, besides mop up after the Democratic National Convention?  We are kicking off a new series of interviews with friends about their hometowns. [...]

By |2017-11-28T21:38:11+00:00July 26, 2016|Categories: Interviews, North America, United States|6 Comments