A Land-Based Tour of the Galapagos

Our land-based Galapagos tour informed us about the history of humans on the islands and the ongoing efforts to balance tourism with conservation. Still, we had plenty of time in and on the water and hiking in the interior.

Things to do in the Adirondacks: Adventure and Wellness

For outdoor adventure, small group retreats, or personal wellness, these suggestions for things to do in the Adirondacks will inspire you to book a vacation to New York's wilderness region.

Visiting Bozeman Montana

The attraction of visiting Bozeman, Montana is in the town itself–walkable, workable, and full of great food–and in the easy access to hiking trails, fly fishing, skiing, and Yellowstone National Park.

A Ha Long Bay Cruise in Vietnam

Planning a family side trip to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam–with a toddler and an infant–seemed tricky until we booked a one-night Ha Long Bay cruise.

Join us in Sweden and Norway this August

Sweden and Norway offer an irresistible combination of delights for travelers. From medieval pilgrimages to Viking explorations, the arctic terrain is crisscrossed with historic trails.

By |2019-05-30T11:03:55-05:00February 15, 2019|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Nature and Wildlife, Norway, Sweden, Tours|9 Comments

2018: The Year in Photos

Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.

TravelPast50 Year in Review 2018: Art and Adventure

2018 was the Year of Art and Adventure, new places, new activities, wildly crealtive people, more time back home, and some separate trips for Tom and Kris.

An India Tiger Safari: What to Expect

For an India tiger safari, visit Madhya Pradesh in the heart of India. Heavily forested, this central India state offers relatively clean air, wonderful cuisine based on locally grown produce, and close-up opportunities to meet local people and appreciate their crafts and daily routines. With luck–and some good guides–you’ll enjoy a tiger sighting, too. But that’s just a piece of the Madhya Pradesh story.

By |2019-05-06T09:41:16-05:00December 17, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Asia, Eat Drink Stay, India, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |5 Comments

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 |2018-11-22T11:15:41-05:00November 21, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Interviews, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |0 Comments

A Malawi Diary, 12 Days with Biosphere Expeditions

Almost two weeks in the Malawi bush doing wildlife conservation work with Biosphere Expeditions adds up to a lot of memories of a great and fulfilling trip.

By |2018-12-04T08:46:33-05:00November 19, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |7 Comments