My Top 5 Nature & Adventure Destinations

Some of my most memorable trips have been nature and adventure trips: Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat up close & personal is an awe-inspiring experience – from diving with young sea lions to finding lions on your own or seeing Orang Utans! And what’s even better that a dream trip like this doesn’t have to cost a fortune: some … Continue reading

The smoke that thunders – Victoria Falls!

Victoria Falls was the final stop of our tour across Southern Africa – and it’s well worth the trip all on its own! Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the smoke that thunders” – is the largest waterfall on Earth and the Seventh Natural Wonder of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. If all those titles don’t entice you to go, the … Continue reading

Elephants on your door step – Elephant Sands Lodge, Botswana

After an amazing trip into the Okavango Delta by canoe (read here), as part of our Cape Town to Victoria Falls adventure (read here), we had a stop over at the Elephant Sands Lodge. We had seen plenty of elephants at Etosha National Park (here) as well as in the Delta, so I wasn’t too excited, despite our marvelous guide … Continue reading

Experience a natural wonder of Africa hands-on – Okavango Delta

One of the most captivating destination on our tour of Southern Africa (overview here) was the Okavango Delta. It is one of those places that captures your imagination, awes you with the experience and leaves you clinging on till the last minute, not wanting to leave. Yet it is hard to describe what really makes this place so special and … Continue reading

Playground in the desert – Swakopmund, Namibia

We reached Swakopmund on our CapeToVicFalls Adventure and, after two nights of camping in the cold desert, were excited about the comfort of a hotel and town. Even more exciting were all the activities available there: from skydiving to sandboarding, from hot air balloons to quad bikes, there were lots of choices for some fun in the sand! … Continue reading

Explore Nature as it used to be – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

When I prepared for my trip to the Galapagos Islands, I read about the unique wildlife of these isolated islands and other travelers describe it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The access of tourists is limited and strictly controlled, making it one of the more difficult to visit places, but it certainly is worth the extra effort to see wildlife you … Continue reading

Awesome Foursome in Queenstown, New Zealand

I had read about Queenstown, the world capital of adrenalin junkies. An article about Adrenalin4, a combination of four crazy activities that are certain to increase your heart rate. Arriving in Auckland, I had no doubts that I had arrived in a land with plenty of people who live on the edge – and are ready to make a big step … Continue reading