Falling for Tulsa is easy this time of year.
What's not to like about this season? Amazing leaf color, dramatic sunsets and dynamite weather frame my perspective. Fall is a welcomed relief after a hot, humid summer and a last hurrah before the onset of a chilly, gray winter.
It’s human nature to compare foreign cities to those in your home country. Cape Town is different for this American.
While it has a similar feel to San Francisco, Cape Town’s look and vibe are all its own.
Hout Bay along the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula
Music and dancing around a roaring firepit and dining on African staples served from cast-iron pots define the boma experience at Vumbura Plains Camp in Botswana.
Ever since my first trip to Africa, I’ve had a thing for elephants.
I was smitten after watching them romp around in their family units, greet one another with the shake of their trunks and protect their young by positioning them between their legs. They are all heart – and they had a hold of mine.
When it came time to plan our next trip to Africa, I knew I wanted to learn more about these gentle giants. We got our elephant fix and more at Camp Jabulani.
“Are you ready?”
I nodded with some hesitation in response to the pilot’s question just before taking off in the cramped, six-seater Cessna 206.
Surprisingly, the ultra manual-looking controls didn’t completely wig me out. Nor the fact we only had one pilot who looked about 14 steering our plane. At least he looked healthy, I reasoned.