10 Getaway Ideas for Milestone Celebrations (that you can do in under 10 days!)

For those of you who have some kind of reason to celebrate this year, be it some major birthday, anniversary, marriage or divorce, rewarding yourself with a trip is one sure way to remember it. Whatever the occasion, you’ll want a getaway destination that’s special, unique, and highly memorable. But you also have limited time and don’t […]

Iguassu Falls, Brazil/Argentine Border

A Personal Observation on the Rise of Luxury Travel in South America

As a former overland driver and expedition leader in South and Central America, I’ve witnessed over my lifetime seismic changes in South America, from coup d’etats, revolutions World Cups, the rise and fall of the drug industry of the 80’s, and most strikingly a shift in the quality of travel and accommodation in this wonderful part of […]

Animal Focus: The King Penguin

The regal King Penguin is the second largest penguin on Earth, a magnificent looking bird and a co-operative model for photographs!  Only the Emperor Penguin is larger, with the King Penguin weighing up to 35 lbs (16kg). A hardy creature, the shorelines where King Penguins call home are harsh and unforgiving landscapes around Antarctica and the […]