Puddle jumpers. Dirt runways. Takeoffs over large drop-offs.

That’s what I remember about our flights traveling between game parks in Kenya and Tanzania. That and the planes’ colorful, artistic tailfins.

I’ve been known to have my momentary flying fears, especially during turbulent takeoffs and landings. For some reason, I had little trepidation during our short flights between camps.

It could have had something to do with the majestic scenery below me. Peering down and those fun tailfins kept me smiling from takeoff to landing.