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Zebra Courage

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Group mentality isn't about putting on a pretty spectacle though, it's about staying safe in the midst of cunning predators. But if you're inclined to think zebras are just a bunch of 'nervous Nancys,' well, you're half right.

18 Life-Changing Adventures That'll Make You Curse Your Desk

minube | Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel
minube

These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.

A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.

Bizarre and Beautiful: Five Amazing Creatures Found Only in Madagascar

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

From invisible geckos and colorful chameleons to strange primates and otherworldly insects, here are a few amazing creatures that you may see while visiting what is arguably the most unique country in the world.

Africa's Most Fabulous Properties

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

If money is no object when planning your safari (or if you just want to daydream at your desk for a minute), these properties should be on your list.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

The Craziest Market in the World: The Bamako Death Market

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. Fun fact: People in the Wes...

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

10 More Safari Surprises: Ngorongoro Edition

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Each day, safari jeeps make the climb up along the rim and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater to observe this unique collection of Mother Nature's wonders. This is what we found on just one day's safari from The Manor at Ngorongoro.

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
minube

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Jaisalmer: The Most Magical Place in India?

Lina Eroh | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

India can be a scary place. Especially when you book a flight without doing your research.

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.

The Time to See -- and Save -- Africa's Elephants is Now

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Africa's elephants face an unprecedented poaching siege. It's a crisis of global significance that the U.S. government is taking action against -- and one in which safari ecotourism plays an important role, undergirding the value for local communities of keeping elephants alive.

10 Safari Surprises: Animal Behaviors You Never Expect You'll See

Kevin Richberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

An African safari needs no hype nor hyperbole; it's easily one of the most incredible experiences of a traveler's life.

Walking With Polar Bears: The Next Great Safari

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Not many get to see polar bears in the wild. Most who do take a Tundra Buggy tour, riding in giant tank-like buses. Others see the bears from the decks of cruise ships plowing through the Arctic Oceans. But very few ever actually walk among the bears.

The Freedom of a Solo Safari (If You Are Over 50)

Elevate Destinations | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

The freedom you have yearned for -- from a spouse, a family, from a job, from social strictures -- is now yours to experience. And what better place than on an African safari?

Elephants Outside Your Hotel Window

Kevin Richberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

I love Elephants! and so do you. They captivate us because they're in many ways so much like us. African elephants have lifespans similar to ours, they have unbreakable family bonds which we also treasure, and they raise their children to be survivors, a quality we admire.

Bucket List Adventures You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Custer State Park is located just an hour's drive south of Mount Rushmore and is one of those places where reaching it is half the fun. There very few places on earth where you can actually get stuck in traffic because a herd of buffalo decided to cross the road.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Safaris

Posted 11.01.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Susan Portnoy of The Insatiable Traveler. Her photo was taken on a trip to Kenya's Mara Triangle...

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

Natural Beauty in East Africa

Michael Hodson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel
Michael Hodson

East Africa is a land of amazement, and the combination of stunning scenery and several of the most majestic and fascinating animals on earth makes this area a mecca for nature lovers.

Wildlife of the Chobe

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.26.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Southern Africa possesses some of the most incredible wildlife viewing opportunities in the world, some that don't get the publicity they deserve, and some that most Americans have never heard of before.

YouTube Makes It Easier Than Ever To Kill That Noisy Tab

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology

It appears those infuriating days of flipping through multiple browser tabs, looking for that one YouTube video making all that noise, are finally ove...

Become a Darwinian Traveler

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.03.2013 | TED Weekends
Kevin Richberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOn a recent trip to Botswana, a country Darwin was never fortunate enough to have seen, I was struck by how readily the questions of biology, which popped up during Darwin's travels, are ripe for the asking on a modern safari.

A Tswalu Safari to Rival All Others

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

South Africa's southern Kalahari, known also as the 'Green Kalahari', is an area that sees more rainfall than Botswana's drier Central Kalahari region, creating a unique natural climate and wilderness where you can observe a large diversity of species, quite unlike other wildlife reserves.