All You Need to Know Safari Photography Tips

Close up of lion face in the Maasai Mara, Kenya | How to Take Amazing Wildlife Photos on an African Safari

On an African safari, wildlife is nothing less than spectacular but creating truly memorable images is challenging. Animals don’t appear on command and when they do, making sure we make great pictures isn’t high on their list of priorities. A professional photographer knows amazing wildlife photos are not only made in the moment but in […]

The Dance of the Samburu Tribe

two samburu-women-laughing in-kenya- | The Dance of the Samburu

I’m watching girls from the Samburu Tribe whisper to each other, their hands cupped over their mouths in playful secrecy. I can’t help but laugh, it’s funny how some things are so universal. The scene reminds me of my high-school days, my friends and I giggling over my latest crush. The men, a few feet […]

Take a Picture Perfect Day Trip to Cape Point South Africa

Man practices yoga at water's edge on Kalk Bay

It was the crack of dawn on a Saturday and we were parked along Boyes Drive, a windy mountain road overlooking the ocean. As the sun rose, the water turned from black to dark blue until streaks of silver appeared where the morning light kissed the waves. We were starting our Cape Town day trip […]

Staying in Cape Town? Don’t Miss Eagles’ Nest Winery

Eagles' Nest Winery

Twenty minutes drive from Cape Town, high up in the hills of the Constantia Mountain Range sits Eagles’ Nest Winery, an award-winning boutique vineyard that has become a treasured respite for locals and travelers alike. I heard about the vineyard through a fellow travel writer and South African native, Linda Markovina of Moving Sushi. In […]

Molori Safari Lodge: For the Ultimate Luxury Madikwe Safari

Metsi Presidential Suite pool at Molori Safari Lodge , South Africa

“If you need anything your butler’s name is Isaac.”Butler?! I have a butler?!  It took me a moment to realize he wasn’t kidding. Toni Watson, my host at the Molori Safari Lodge in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve, smiled and opened the massive wooden doors (think Game of Thrones) that led to the Metsi presidential suite […]

In the Midst of a Namibian Desert an Oasis Awaits: Serra Cafema Camp

Serra Cafema main deck

After five days exploring the depths of the desert, it was surreal to wake up to the smell of water. Outside, the Kunene River separating northern Namibia from Angola rushed westward at the foot of my private deck on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. I was a guest of Serra Cafema, the last stop […]

Picture Perfect Namibia: Embracing the Silhouette

The Kunene river mountains near Serra Cafema camp in Namibia

In photography, professionals will always tell you to “look for the light,” but sometimes it’s more fun to focus on the dark, to embrace the beauty of a silhouette. A good silhouette adds drama, mood, and depth to an image. It serves up a fresh narrative and gives another reason for a viewer’s eye to linger.  There […]

The Ultimate Day Trip: Traversing the Wilds of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

The jagged coastline of Namibia's Skeleton Coast

The teenager stood 10 feet in front of our vehicle, a large branch hanging like a giant frown from his mouth. His ears were spread wide and his trunk, held long and low, tipped up at the end to smell us. He looked and he waited, shifting slightly from one foot to the other. It was […]