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 |2019-05-15T12:14:45-05:00February 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

Volunteering in Africa with Biosphere Expeditions

If you are interested in volunteering with animals in Africa, be sure you look into the Biosphere Expeditions program in Malawi.

By |2018-11-21T16:47:39-05:00November 8, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |14 Comments

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Australia

Yes, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is every bit as colorful as you thought it would be, and well deserves its Unesco World Heritage site designation. Get there before it's ruined. There's a great [...]

By |2018-06-29T12:28:40-05:00June 28, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature and Wildlife, Unesco World Heritage Sites|2 Comments

Images from the Mindo Cloud Forest, Milpe, Ecuador

I chased this guy around for a while before I caught him landing and spreading his wings. I do love this shot of the blue butterfly in the Mindo cloud forest, Milpe, Ecuador. [...]

By |2018-06-23T07:27:38-05:00June 21, 2018|Categories: Ecuador, Nature and Wildlife, Photo of the Day, South America|Tags: |2 Comments