Jungle Trekking to Village Homestays in Nepal

It was the evening after I’d been roared at by a wild tiger that I met British zoologist, John Sparshatt, in Thakudwara, Nepal.  I quickly grew to know him as Jungle John and he told me we could trek through the jungle to a village homestay not too far from here.  We were sharing a starlight Read More …

Cat Tien National Park – Trekking with wild gibbons

We arrived in Cat Tien National Park 2 days after departing Ho Chi Minh City.  Its possible to get to Cat Tien in a day but we were still figuring out our new set of wheels and had plenty of time in Vietnam so decided to take it slow.  I’ll keep this post focused on Read More …

Bardia National Park – Jeep Safari

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! It’s often referred to as “Chitwan National Park 30 years go” and is famously void of toursists but full of wildlife!  Bardia is more remote and a longer ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara but well worth it.   My Read More …

Bardia National Park – Jungle Walk

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! I found out about it from a friend in Kathmandu when I told her I was planning on heading to Chitwan National Park. She told me “Bardia is like Chitwan 30 years go” and Read More …

Desert Life – A 2 Night Camel Safari the Thar Desert – Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer is known for its beautiful Thar Desert and starry night skies so when I heard about the 2 night Desert Life safari from Real Man Desert Safari I knew I had to go!  The last time I was in the desert was years ago in Israel’s Negev and I remembered camels being quite uncomfortable but thought Read More …

Day Trip to Nara, Japan

Nara is the perfect destination for a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto on your trip to Japan.  As a former capital of Japan, Nara has a rich cultural heritage.  For a traveler, Nara has lots to offer in a day trip to Nara with beautiful temples, one of the world’s largest Buddhas a lively deer Read More …

Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud : A Magical Place

The Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud is a magical place where conservation and ecotourism mesh in the heart of a beautiful city.  The forest is literally in the center of Ubud which is the best reason to visit Bali, Indonesia.  Monkeys happen to be one of my favorite animals and I’ve been lucky with other monkey Read More …

Top 10 Favorite Travel Photos of 2013 #4

2013 took me to 5 National Parks in 2 different countries coupled with a few state parks and a handful of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  I visited palaces and fortresses, hiked mountains, summited 6 peaks, backpacked along ridge lines and through canyons.  The extraordinary views on my adventures provided a plethora of pictures to choose Read More …