Above the Acacia trees : A hot air balloon Safari in Serengeti

We were in an astronaut position inside the hot air balloon basket as I tried to look away from the nervous faces nearby. We had woken up at an unearthly hour of 4 am, tip toed to the lobby at the Four Seasons Serengeti to be greeted by warm croissants Read More …

Bateleur AndBeyond : A Bespoke Safari Camp in Masai Mara, Kenya

Our first Safari Camp experience was nothing short of extraordinary, we were welcomed with champagne in crystal flutes with elephant motifs and friendly smiles.  The staff at Bateleur AndBeyond Safari Camp had setup a welcome table with white roses at the dusty airstrip where our small bush plane landed.  While we Read More …

Salzwelten : Visiting the Oldest Salt mine in the World

Did you know that the names of the city of Salzburg and region of Salzkammergut comes from Salt – which is one of the most important raw materials in Austria.  Dubbed as the “white-gold”, it plays such an important part in the history of the region.   Hallstatt is more than a pretty Read More …

Pandora : Mythical world of Na’vi comes to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We crossed an entry bridge and followed a winding forest pathway with much anticipation when the surreal landscape of Pandora first came into view. When we saw the massive rocks of Mo’ara floating in the sky, quickly images of the exotic massive mountains, bio-luminescent rain-forests and the breathtaking banshees soaring Read More …

Butterfly Wonderland : One of my Happy Places

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. You probably have heard this quote many times, my interpretation of it is – if you live your life vibrantly, colorfully, mindfully, savoring the little things Read More …

Snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier with Arcanum in Iceland

When I was looking at activities for our family to do in Iceland, hiking and snowmobiling on a glacier are the two things that caught my attention right away.  We were in Iceland to escape the Texas heat after all, so any activity on a Glacier sounded fascinating, so I signed up Read More …

Photo diary : An ATV tour in the Mountains of Moorea

Moorea is a one of the many beautiful atolls in the French Polynesia, it is special because it is shaped like a heart.  After a few days in Bora Bora, we flew back to Tahiti and took a ferry to Moorea. Because of its stunning scenery and accessibility to Pape’ete, Mo’orea is visited Read More …

A hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran desert in Scottsdale

A Photoblog of a hot air balloon ride in Scottsdale The 3 of us, college buddies, setout to the beautiful desert of Arizona for some catching up.  We drove to Sedona, in the northern Verde Valley to see the beautiful red sandstone formations one day, hiked up the Camel back mountains on another. But Read More …

Fossil Rim : A Safari in the Southwest

Fossil Rim located in Glen Rose, Texas is just 2 hours drive from Dallas.  Fossil Rim wild life center is home to giraffe, ostrich, zebra, rhino, kudu, cheetah, addax, and other exotic residents.  It is a 9½ mile Scenic Drive where you can feed the animals from your car window or you take one Read More …