Tag Archive | Africa

Africa in the Movies

We’re about to take our big trip to Africa and thought you could come along, at least in a vicarious sense. I put together a small list of some of my favorite films about Africa that might let you escape there for at least an hour. The contemporary films out there aren’t exactly relaxing; films […]

Packing Light?

I know 33 pounds sounds like a lot, especially to someone who carries a 25-pound camera for a living. But when you’re cramming everything you need (and think you need) for a two-week trip in a country you’ve never visited the weight limit seems like a real challenge. I understand the reason for the weight […]

Just a Little Pinch

The things we’re willing to do for the love of travel. We’ll stand in line to be searched, scanned and even frisked by Transportation Security Administration representatives. We’ll pay for the privilege of checking a bag or some in-flight entertainment to pass the time in the air. And in this case, we’ll even go to […]

Africa Update

I know it’s been a while since the last post about the planning for our upcoming Africa trip so here it goes. . . We were torn between two companies, Intrepid Travel (which we’ve mentioned before) and the Africa Adventure Company.   I will admit we love the off-the-beaten-path and budget-friendly travel of Intrepid.  The idea […]

Africa: It’s about Expecations

I’ve wanted to see Africa since I was a child.  When I was a kid it was the adventure brought to me by the black and white adventure films, of Tarzan swinging through the jungle and Allan Quartermain in King Solomon’s mines. As I got older I could just see myself as Robert Redford flying […]

Africa: The Planning Begins

A few months ago, Amanda and I decided on a destination for our next exotic trip, Africa!  I thought this would be a good start to a series of blog posts to detail the planning and preparation that goes into one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips. How do you plan for a trip to a place […]