Category: Travel Advice

Galápagos Islands Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Guide

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the Galápagos Islands to see the amazing and diverse wildlife that lives in the waters off their shores.  There is no better way to get an appreciation for the diverse and amazing wildlife that call the Galápagos Island their home than to get in the water and interact with this wildlife.  From the giant Whale sharks that flock to the outer islands in droves, to the amazingly large schools of hammerhead sharks, to the fun and playful Galápagos sea lions that can be found on and around the islands in abundance, there is no place quite like the Galápagos Islands for taking a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure.

The Art of Travel Photography – Galápagos Photography Guide

The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place that draws photographers from around the world each year to capture its amazing landscapes and wildlife.  However, as beautiful as the Galápagos Islands are, they can also be fairly challenging to capture in photographs.  The weather, rocking boats, and the remoteness of the islands are just some of the many challenges that photographers face when they travel to the Galápagos.

Guide to Getting to the Galápagos Islands

Because the Galápagos is such an important and fragile ecosystem, there are many protections in place to prevent the ecosystem from getting spoiled.  This is a good thing, as it is very important for us to preserve this beautiful place.  However, it does mean that more planning needs to go into preparing a trip to the Galápagos then other destinations you might decide to visit.

Galápagos Islands Packing Guide

The Galápagos Islands is as unique of a destination as it is beautiful and with that uniqueness are some challenges when it comes to packing for your trip.  Being an island chain without a large population, especially on some of the smaller islands, it can be quite difficult to find things if you forget to bring something.  For that reason, you will want to make sure you are extra prepared when it comes to packing.

Top 10 Things to Know When Visiting the United States for the First Time

In this article, I hope to dispel some of the more common misconceptions about visiting the United States, as well as provide you with some tips for how to prepare for your first visit state-side (that’s what we Americans call home).  As always, if you have any thoughts or opinions on what travelers should know before visiting the United States for the first time, I would absolutely love to have you comment below.  Any and all feedback is helpful for other travelers!  However, please no politicals comments.

Serengeti National Park Safari Guide

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most famous wildlife habitats in the world.  This large park in Northern Tanzania, along with its sister park (the Masai Mara) in Kenya, plays a pivotal role in the great wildebeest migration.  This great migration, which also features zebra, gazelle, and other grazing animals, brings over two million grass feeders thru the parks as they follow the rains each year.  It is quite an unbelievable spectacle to behold.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari Guide

Without any doubt, the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited.  Nowhere else in this world can you find such an abundance of wildlife, all within a relatively small location, to view all year round.  Beyond the sheer beauty of the crater itself, that is what makes the Ngorongoro Crater so special.  More than anywhere else, you are almost guaranteed to see the wildlife you came to see when you visit Ngorongoro.

Arusha National Park Safari Guide

While Arusha National Park may not be the biggest national park in Tanzania, it does have a lot of beautiful landscapes and wonderful animals for visitors to enjoy.  That, along with its very convenient location next to one of Tanzania’s largest cities, makes it a popular destination for tourists visiting Tanzania.

In this guide, I am going to give you all of the information you need to plan your trip to visit Arusha National Park.  We will discuss the best times to visit this beautiful park, what you need to be aware of before you visit, the best things for you to bring along with you on safari, how much you can expect to pay to visit the park, and what amazing sites and animals you can expect to see within the park.

The Art of Travel Photography – Tips for Photography on African Safaris

Being on safari in Africa is an exciting and exhilarating experience.  It is something that you want to remember and bring back to show your family and friends.  The pictures that we take while on safari are our best way to remember and share this amazing experience.  For this reason, you want to be able to take great safari pictures that you can.  Pictures that will really represent the experience well and WOW those that you show them to.

Like most photography, half the battle is putting yourself in the right position.  Since you are reading this, I assume that you have already made plans to go on safari in Africa or are in the process of making those plans.  So, you have done the really important work.  By reading this article, you will be armed with the tips and tricks necessary to take the best safari pictures.  All that is left is to go on your trip and make memories to last a lifetime!

Top 10 Tips For Traveling With Golf Clubs

There are some absolutely amazing golf courses in this world.  If you are like me, then you probably want to play as many of them as you can in your lifetime.  However, some of these courses may be thousands of miles from where you live, and bringing your clubs along with you on vacation can be cumbersome and expensive.

Instead of letting this discourage you, let me teach you some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the many years I have been traveling to play golf.  By using these tips, transporting your clubs will no longer be the big hassle that it has been.  That will leave you with more time to think about having fun on your trip, and shooting as low of a round as possible.

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