Category: Adventure

Check Africa off your Bucket List

This is a shorter, less adrenaline-charged version of our end of year Africa trip, which may not be for everyone. End 2016 with a bang and start off 2017 in the most unbelievable way possible with a bucket list tour of Africa. The itinerary has been finalized and we are taking orders!...

Dream trip to Machu Picchu

Having actually been to Machu Picchu before, I won’t simply help you book your trip. I’ll give you all the tips and insider knowledge that will make the trip smooth and unforgettable! This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and activity level but here is a sample that would...

The African Safari Trip of a Lifetime

End 2016 with a bang and start off 2017 in the most unbelievable way possible with a small group guided tour to Africa. (Looking for a shorter, less expensive or more low-key version? Check this alternate itinerary.) The itinerary has been finalized and we are taking orders! 0% interest payment plans...

15 Day All-Inclusive Africa Trip for Under $5,000

Important note: At the time of publication, the itinerary and pricing mentioned in this article were only about 90% final. Both have since been updated and announced in a separate article (click here to learn more). Take the all-inclusive dream trip of a lifetime — TWO African safaris, swimming with...

Broadening my horizons, while planning to ride off into the horizon

I still remember the day. I think I was 33 years old and was actually in the black marble executive bathroom at the huge worldwide mega-bank where I worked at the time. I don’t remember what spurred it but I just had this quiet epiphany and made a resolution to...

How I Unintentionally Became an International Drug Runner

I expected armed DEA agents to kick down my door any minute. Before my trip to Peru, I got lots of advice and warnings about altitude sickness. Much of it said that drinking coca tea would help. Search though I might, I could not find any coca tea before our...

Worst (or Best) Taxi Ride Ever

You might say he was in the wrong line of work. A taxi driver whose driving skills are basic at best and who doesn’t know his way around his own city. He not only had to use GPS but also stop to ask directions. Four times! I’ll be the first...

Dinosaur Fossils and the Indestructible Camera

“Look straight down,” the balloonist told us, “you see that dirt road that kind of squiggles off to the left? If you were to follow it down into that canyon you’d end up at a bunch of dinosaur fossils.” “Real fossils?” “Yes. Still embedded in the rocks. There’s a walking...

Swimming Beneath a Tropical Waterfall

Most people have a fairly romantic notion of swimming beneath a waterfall. I’ve done it. More than once. You’ve probably never given this much thought but there are different types of waterfalls. When fantasizing about swimming under a waterfall, most people think about what’s called a free-standing waterfall. That’s where...

Experiences Over Things

I’ve always had a knack for making birthdays and holidays special. Even when getting caught up in the materialistic, consumer culture of America, I still tried to put my own special twist on it. On literally the day my daughter was born we had a “zero birthday” party for her....