10 Tips for a More Comfortable Long-Haul Flight


10 Tips for a More Comfortable Long-Haul Flight

Headed out for a long-haul flight overseas soon? Whether it’s your first or your tenth time, flights over ten hours can be uncomfortable at best.  I just returned from my sixth trip to South Africa, which is an amazing country but a long flight from the US. From the Midwest where I live, travel can … Read more 10 Tips for a More Comfortable Long-Haul Flight


Visit a Stop on the Underground Railroad at Milton House

I’m a big fan of being a tourist in your own backyard. There are so many not-so-hidden treasures in Wisconsin that I have yet to discover. So a couple of weeks ago, my partner and I decided to do some exploring! Our first stop was Milton House Museum in Milton, Wisconsin. ​Milton is about a 45 minute drive … Read more Visit a Stop on the Underground Railroad at Milton House


Sleep Under the Stars at Namib Dune Star Camp

When planning our recent trip to Namibia, I knew there was one place at which I had to stay: Namib Dune Star from Gondwana Collection. If you have read our post about Kalahari Anib Lodge, you know that we are big fans of Gondwana Collection.


An Unforgettable Stay in Namibia: Mopane Village Lodge

During our recent trip to Namibia, we were lucky to stay in a number of fantastic places but one of our top three was Mopane Village Lodge Etosha. We loved it not only for its comfort and setting but also for their dedication to environmental responsibility and their focus on personal attention. Be sure to check out our … Read more An Unforgettable Stay in Namibia: Mopane Village Lodge


A Visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia

​I first heard about Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) from a fantastic post by Wayfaring Views and knew that I had to visit during my trip to Namibia. Founded in 1990, the CCF has created a set of integrated, evidence-based programs focused on saving the cheetah from extinction.  ​CCF is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Laurie Marker to help conserve … Read more A Visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia


A Night in the Kalahari: Kalahari Anib Lodge in Namibia

​This is the first in a series of posts focused on accommodations across Namibia. If you haven’t been to this beautiful Southern African country, you are missing out! It’s affordable, the people are kind, the wildlife is plentiful, and the landscape is out of this world. If you are looking to explore Namibia, the properties in … Read more A Night in the Kalahari: Kalahari Anib Lodge in Namibia


GlobalETA’s Guide to Game Drive Etiquette

Ever been on a safari or game drive in Africa? If you have been on as many as I have (game drives are my happy place!) then you get to the point where you can be pretty particular about your experiences and sometimes disappointed by the behavior of some of the other guests. It’s always … Read more GlobalETA’s Guide to Game Drive Etiquette


14-Day Namibia Itinerary

Thinking about traveling to Namibia? (Hint: If not, you should be!) If you are, look no further! After reading an article or two about Namibia’s Skeleton Coast years ago, I knew I had to travel there. I’ve traveled to South Africa six times (for doctoral research in libraries there, leading a university group, and holiday) … Read more 14-Day Namibia Itinerary


Packing List for an Epic Trip to Namibia

If you follow this blog or our social media, you know we are gearing up for an epic trip to Namibia next week! You’ll be glad to know that I finally booked flights and a car and most of our accommodations and excursions. So this post will give you a look into what we are packing for our … Read more Packing List for an Epic Trip to Namibia


Travel Shortlist – NAMIBIA: In the Top Spot

I have never not had my plane tickets just three weeks prior to a trip abroad. But here I am. Three weeks before a dream trip to Namibia and I don’t have tickets yet. Or a car rental. But those are just details, right?   ​I have wanted to visit Namibia since I started going … Read more Travel Shortlist – NAMIBIA: In the Top Spot

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