Kenya Airways Review: Direct Flights to Nairobi, Kenya From New York

The Windows on the inaugural flight of Kenya Airways JFK to Nairobi

When traveling to long distance dream destinations, getting there is often a nightmare. Anything that cuts down on transit time is worth its weight in gold. I’m not one to write about specific flights or airlines per se, but as a self-confessed safari addict, Kenya Airways’ (KQ) new direct flight to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital from […]

28 Great Podcasts to Listen to While Traveling

List of Best Podcasts

Updated: November 26, 2019 I’m a huge fan of podcasts. I listen to them all the time–in the shower, on the subway, when I’m walking around New York City and, of course, when I’m traveling. I do most of my listening during trips in transit: long-haul flights, lengthy drives. On a recent trip through Québec, […]

Exploring a New City? Here are 4 Reasons to Go to a Dog Park

Dogs from different owners romp on the beach

First, let me file this under advice I never would have thought about before until I experienced it. While visiting friends in Berkeley a few years ago I found my way to a nearby waterfront adjacent to the Albany Bulb, an old landfill that has become a park of sorts. It was an early Saturday morning […]

Global Entry: Why It’s the Best Travel Investment You’ll Make All Year

Global Entry Kiosks

If you’re an international traveler and don’t have Global Entry (hence, a Known Traveler Number, you’re making travel way too hard. My membership is one of the best investments I’ve made…..ever. Does this sound familiar? A few years back, I flew 20+ hours from Asia. There were over 300 people who deplaned from my flight […]

Dive Into The Unexpected – A Snorkel Ketchikan Excursion in Alaska

Our group of 10 ready to hit the waves. -On an Alaskan Land + Sea adventure with Holland America, I went on a lot of exciting excursions. One of my favorites: snorkeling in Ketchikan.-IMG_3129

I’m trying desperately to pull on a 7mm wetsuit but it’s clinging to me like a surgical glove. We’d been warned it would take some effort but it’s so absurdly difficult that the other women in the dressing room and I can’t stop laughing. I’m convinced there’s a hidden camera and we’re being filmed for […]

Inspirational Images and Tales From 10 Years of Life-Changing Travel

Expired Passport_10 years of world travel

It was as if I was saying goodbye to a dear friend. I plopped my expired passport–the one that has traveled with me on all my adventures over the last 10 years—into the waiting envelope.  The time had come for me to give up my faithful, dog-eared companion. It was the end of an era; […]

7 Tips for Photographing Amazon Rainforest Animals

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You’re headed to the Amazon for a river cruise, a beautiful and exotic destination teeming with wildlife and photographic opportunities and you want to take some great pictures. Awesome. But take heed, the jungle has its challenges: from a towering canopy to problematic lighting, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind […]

This Amazon River Cruise Will Make You Yearn to be on the Water

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He looked at us with a mischievous grin and then said it, the phrase we’d learn to finish for him. The phrase that Juan—one of two local naturalists on our Amazon River Cruise in Peru with International Expeditions’ —would say every time we began a new adventure. “My friends, you’re not going to like this … […]

Dog Sledding in Canada’s Whitehorse, Yukon – A Husky Adventure

Dogs running in Canada as if in the greatest dog sled race in the world.

It was mid-morning when we arrived at Sky High Mountain Ranch,  a 30-minute drive from Whitehorse, Yukon, and a beautiful place to have a husky adventure dog-sledding in Canada.  A sea of magnificent pines bordered a large that shown silver in the sunlight. Everything glistened liked sugar under four inches of freshly fallen snow as […]

The Thrill of Canada’s only Walking Polar Bear Safari

She’s walking straight at us. Her long, powerful strides putting her well within the 50 meters (164-foot) safety range. Even if I could run, what’s the point?  She could outpace me in seconds. I look down the line of fellow photographers to where Andy McPhearson and Rob Watson, two of our three Churchill Wild guides, […]