Monthly Archives: February 2018

Under African Skies – Safari In South Luangwa National Park

Game Drives in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park “If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.” - Karen Blixen Border Crossings and Riverbanks The police stop us after we cross the Malawian border. Apparently, the trailer’s tires are bald. Our driver protests and asks the officer if he's seen the condition of the tires on the overloaded minibuses that pass by regularly. With a “crocodile smile” across his face, the officer suggests we cut our losses before he takes exception to [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:32:59-07:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Africa|Tags: |0 Comments

Welcome To The Jungle – Amazon Adventures On The Javari River

Welcome To The Jungle - Amazon Adventures On The Javari River “Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky." - Arna Bontemps River Boats and Border Crossings The flight from Chiclayo offers stunning views over the Andes, and a glimpse of the endless expanse of the Amazon Rainforest. Inaccessible by road, Iquitos is a large city set in the middle of the jungle. Apart from the laid-back atmosphere and the friendliness of the locals, the first thing we notice is the [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:33:30-07:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: South America|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stewards and Ambassadors – 10 Rules For Respecting Local Culture

Stewards and Ambassadors - 10 Rules For Respecting Local Culture “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” -Clifton Fadiman Responsible Selfishness Most of us travel to make ourselves better or browner, and our time and effort is used to learn, see and experience as much as we can. We travel to exotic places to benefit from the culture and surroundings, but do the local culture and environment benefit from our presence? Although we may [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:34:09-07:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Perspective|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Agua De Jamaica

Agua De Jamaica In a small taqueria in San Jose del Cabo we first discovered what soon became our favorite beverage in Mexico. Agua de Jamaica (pronounced hah-MY-kah) is an infusion of hibiscus flowers. This beautiful deep crimson tea can be consumed both hot and cold. Our preference is to pour it over ice with a bit of sugar and lime juice. On its own jamaica is quite tart, with an almost cranberry-like flavor. With the addition of sugar or agave syrup, it’s a delicious, refreshing cocktail on a hot tropical afternoon. You can find the dried hibiscus flowers at [...]

By |2018-05-29T02:48:34-07:00February 5th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Diving In Dahab – Red Sea Adventures On The Sinai Peninsula

Red Sea Adventure - Scuba Diving in Dahab “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Commandments and Coral Reefs Thou shalt not step on the coral. That must have been the eleventh commandment, lost to the world atop of Mt. Sinai. The nib of land that separates Africa from Asia is legendary, both in biblical lore and regional conflict. Scuba diving in Dahab on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula offers some of the best underwater adventures in the world. The Gulf of [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:34:38-07:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Africa|Tags: , |0 Comments