Beautiful Bountiful Botswana

Botswana. Where to begin? I knew nothing about this land-locked African country in the south of the continent prior to our recent journey for safari. An individual from this country is known as Motswana and a group from this country are Batswana. Botswana is about the size of Wales, 11,000 square miles and is home…

A little down time in Puerto Vallarta

It’s been more than a decade since I’ve been to Mexico and about 25 years since I’ve basked on the beaches of an all-inclusive in Vallarta. This time, I arrived with some Spanish under my belt to share a week with our wonderful friends, Bill, Karin, Don and Lindy, at SECRETS Vallarta. Secrets has a sister…

5 Luxury Wildlife Experiences worth every penny!

Let’s face it, it’s great to make our travel dollars go farther by looking for deals and sticking to a budget – but there are some experiences that are in the “expensive but worth it” category.  When it comes to marveling at the wildlife on this magnificent planet, consider these animal-loving ideas. Safari in Kenya…

3 Glamping Lodges – Kenya

On a recent trip to Africa, my partner and I were delighted with the abundance of wildlife everywhere we went. We were also thrilled with our accommodations! We stayed at three different “camps” – each with a unique flavour. The new term is apparently “glamping” – a portmanteau of “glamour” and “camping”. All three resorts…

A Day in St Petersburg, Russia

A few pics from our 3rd day in St Petersburg including The Spilled Blood Church, Russian Museum and the Faberge Museum