A Night Out In Botswana

Safari CampSafari CampI will never forget the night in Botswana when I was asked to beat the drums in the middle of the bush on the edge of the vast Okavango Delta to help save a young man's life and guide his rescuers back to our bush camp, and safety.

The day had started normally enough - if that is the right word for a westernized traveler – with a four hour long journey under the blazing African sun in a hollowed out log known as a mokoro, propelled by a muscular black man wielding a wooden pole long enough to reach the shallow bottom of the crystal clear water. Most of the time we followed the fairly narrow channels kept clear by grazing hippo's, interspersed on occasions with large tracts of water covered by the leaves of huge flowering water lilies that were home to a fascinating display of bird and aquatic life.


Makgadikgadi Salt Pans BotswanaMakgadikgadi Salt Pans BotswanaBotswana is a favorite travel destination among a myriad of eco-enthusiasts who are attracted by the large game reserves stocked in abundance with bird life and game that make up close to 17% of a country the size of Texas. Popular destinations include the Okavango Delta, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and the echoing central Kalahari Desert


Botswana is a dry land marked by characteristically rolling plateaus. The central Kalahari Desert extends across 70% of the area. To the north lies the Okavango Swamp, which is claimed to be the biggest inland delta on earth. To the east lie the vast salt pans of Makgadikgadi, which are so immense they are already visible on Google Earth when half the continent still fills the screen. Almost all the economic activity takes place along the South African border – beyond this, the people eke out a perilous existence except where game reserves or diamond mines intervene.


Pennsylvania is named the "Keystone" state because of its integral part in the historical vote for independence and for being the supporting vote for a new government. 

Besides being known as the "Keystone" state, Pennsylvania has several other nicknames, including the "Quaker" state -named for the religion of the Quaker William Penn who settled the state. The "Coal" state, the "Oil" state and also the "Steel" state are three additional nicknames for Pennsylvania due to the state's three largest industries.

Plan an African Safari Adventure at Kruger National Park

Kruger National ParkKruger National ParkIf you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari adventure, you'll probably be surprised to discover how easy it is to arrange one. I decided to make Kruger National Park in South Africa the focal point of my safari, and it was a wonderful experience from start to finish.

You can plan and arrange an African safari at Kruger National Park in several ways. You may wish to arrange a safari that lasts several days and includes accommodations within the Park as part of a guided safari tour. You could also choose to stay in accommodations you book yourself just outside the Park. You can then take the safari tour of your choice within the Park, or explore it on your own via your Rental Car.

Discover the Desert on a Trip to Dubai

Dubai CityDubai CityIf you've ever thought of going to Dubai but imagined it was too ritzy or expensive for your tastes, think again. Dubai is a cosmopolitan city characterized by an almost unbelievable level of extravagance, but it is also much more.

If you like experiencing different cultures and spending time outdoors in fabulous weather, you'll love Dubai. Whatever type of water-based sports you like, you'll have a ball on the water. The beaches are immaculate, the water is incredibly warm, and every day is hot and sunny. There are also many, many interesting attractions and places to visit off the beach and away from the Mall.

Scuba Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Perhaps it’s no accident that the natural rock formation known as Darwin’s Arch raises from the ocean at the eastern approach to Darwin Island in the Galapagos archipelago.

The Galapagos Island Mistral Yacht

Mistral is ideal for the more adventurous naturalist or diver, who prefers the atmosphere of a small boat.