Giraffes are one of my favorite animals in Africa – they are so tall, yet look so fragile. They can run really fast, but graze so slowly – they might as well have invented Slow Food! And when you get a closer look, they are quite cute!
We spotted this one in Chobe National Park in Botswana on our tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, an adventure of a life time!
Long Set Lagoon
While the islands of Cambodia have received a lot of interest and unleashed a wave of backpackers onto their shores, they are still a remote destination that takes a little effort to get to and that see far fewer visitors than their Thai neighbors – and you can still find peace and quiet without having to walk far, like this lagoon behind Long Set Beach on Koh Rong, my favorite on my list of Best Beaches in Cambodia!
Long Set Lagoon
Long Set Beach on Koh Rong is my favorite beach in Cambodia. It’s secluded enough to pretend you are all alone in a tropical paradise, yet well maintained with pristine white sand. And the natural beauty is all around – just behind the beach is a lagoon, with the tropical forest shining in the mirror-like surface!
Check out the Best Beaches of Cambodia and the Long Set Resort to plan your own escape!
Luang Prabang is one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever been to, with a leisurely pace and friendly locals to make life easy. And if you want to get out of the heat, the Tat Kuang Si waterfalls make for a refreshing day trip!
Find out more places to enjoy in Luang Prabang, places to stay or eat and travel tips in my Destination Guide Luang Prabang!
I don’t know how to explain it, but I have seen the most amazing sunsets in Africa, hands down! And one that I’ll always remember was in the Okavango Delta, after poling in a Mokoro to an island and spending the night in the jungle – simply breathtaking!
Learn more about my experience in the Okavangko Delta!
Death Valley, USA
Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, with an unbelievable temperature of 134F (56.7C) measured there. Located on the border of Nevada and California in the Western United States of America, it also has the lowest point at 86m below sea level. It earned its name during the Gold Rush, but neither the temperatures nor the name have kept countless visitors from exploring this National Park!
Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of Death Valley – and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
The 2460m high Mayon Volcano, on the Philippine island of Luzon, has started to erupt, with lava flows down the slopes of the mountain visible at night. More than 12,000 people in the immediate danger zone have evacuated and many more in the area are on alert. A more powerful eruption with stronger lava flows, ash clouds and rock falls … Continue reading
Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations in Northern California for a summer getaway or a ski trip in winter! Robin got up very early to catch this great photo of the sun rising over Lake Tahoe on a trip to the North Shore during winter! If a photo like this doesn’t make you want to visit Lake Tahoe, I don’t know what will – it’s a beautiful nature destination and a great place to relax or have fun skiing or snowboarding!
Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
The best known animal representing Australia might be the Kangaroo, but the cutest by far is the Koala bear. It’s easy to see them – they don’t move much – so check them out, for example in Sydney‘s excellent zoo!
One of the best things about Sydney is that in addition to the vibrant city, you get amazing beaches and sunny weather, making it the ideal location to combine city fun with a trip to the beach. And while there are plenty of choices around city, my favorites are the Eastern Beaches along the ocean, ranging from Bondi in the … Continue reading