Category Archives: Places to visit

Sri Lanka Has Reopened For Tourism: 5 Things to Know

Palm Beach Sri Lanka

Good news for ecotourists! Sri Lanka reopened its borders on June 1st after a brief shutdown to contain its COVID outbreak. However, despite that, there are still a few things that you need to be prepared for before packing your bags and boarding your flight. The country still has some restrictions in place and knowing […]

The Top 5 Best Things to do in San Diego with Kids

The Top 5 Best Things to do in San Diego with Kids

Looking for fun things to do in San Diego with kids? There’s so much to enjoy in this beautiful California city, from stunning outdoor activities, to famous tourist spots, to gorgeous beaches just off the beaten path. What to do in San Diego Here are our top picks for family things to do in San […]

The Norse Gods: A Brief Introduction to Viking Mythology

Viking ship in Norway

There aren’t many archeological relics that remain from the Viking era, and very few recorded documents on Viking mythology due to it being an oral culture. So ship burial sites, unearthed rune stones, and the Eddas are our best sources for understanding Viking history and the importance of the Norse gods. The Eddas were two manuscripts […]

20 Endangered African Animals You Can See On A Safari

For most people, getting to see African wildlife such as the Black Rhino roaming along a vast open savanna in South Africa, or Mountain Gorillas high in the mountains of Uganda, is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity. Unfortunately, due to human encroachment, poaching, habitat fragmentation, and other reasons, many of these incredible species have become endangered. […]

Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries & Nature Attractions

Mary and I have been fortunate to visit 50+ countries and hundreds of different regions around the world since we started traveling together in 2009.   But India is one of a small handful of countries that remain at the top of my personal world travel bucket list. And Kerala (a.k.a. “God’s Own Country”)– located on […]

The Best Day Trips from Split Croatia

The Best Day Trips from Split Croatia

Zlatni rat Brac Island If spending an entire week island hopping in Croatia on a private sailing tour from Split is just too long, then a day trip or two from Split may be a perfect option. Luckily, Croatia’s a relatively compact country, so it’s definitely manageable to check out some amazing attractions like the […]

5 Tips for an Amazing Private Sailing Vacation from Split Croatia

5 Tips for an Amazing Private Sailing Vacation from Split Croatia

With most countries emerging from quarantine, more and more people are starting to dream of their next vacation. Croatia’s coastline near Split is so idyllic that it’s a natural place to start planning your next trip. You’ll find Roman ruins, stunning aquamarine water, olive groves, sleek resorts and great restaurants. If quiet is more your […]

The 25 Best National Parks in Africa for Wildlife Safaris

Named after the Swahili word for journey, African safari tours date back nearly 200 years to the 1830s. That’s when famed explorer William Cornwallis Harris ventured into South Africa on a year-long hunting expedition, keeping track of his adventures through writings and paintings of the animals he encountered. Later popularized by works like Five Weeks […]

Animals in Kenya: A guide to 40 species of Kenyan wildlife.

Animals in Kenya: African Elephants in the Maasai Mara
[Updated February 25, 2020] Our 17-day Kenya wildlife safari last month was a lifelong dream come true. Exploring the country’s finest National Parks, wildlife reserves, and community-based conservancies blessed us with a cornucopia of heart-swelling memories we cannot wait to share. The diverse array of animals in Kenya proved even more astounding in person than […]
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