Camel tartar and sufi raves in Morocco

A mesmerizing sufi rave in Morocco (Credit: Spirit Quest Tours)

Camel meat tartar? The butcher holds a spicy raw little red lump in my direction and grins. I decline—raw meat from open air markets in North Africa being something I generally avoid—but then my adventurous side succumbs to FOMO and I reply, “On second thought, yeah! Let me try it!” The butcher couldn’t be happier. […]

Travel Website of the Week: Passports with Purpose

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Can you believe it’s December already? That means it’s time to start shelling out the cash to buy presents and support our favorite charities. One way to do both is to make one or multiple $10 donations to Passports with Purpose (PWP). Each $10 donation to PWP gives you a chance to win a number […]

American TV host Melissa Bachman boasts about lion kill on Twitter, sparking outrage

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When my wife Natalie (@NatalieDiScala) sent me this National Post story about television host Melissa Bachman’s boast about lion kill on Twitter, my blood started to boil, just reading the headline. Then, when I clicked the link and saw the photo of her standing next to a dead lion with a shotgun and an ear-to-ear […]

11 Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge in Tanzania

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I just got back from an incredible 10-day safari to East Africa with Micato Safaris. If you haven’t heard of Micato they are the industry leader and win all the big travel magazine awards year after year. You can learn about them here by reading my 12 reasons to choose Micato Safaris for your next […]

12 Reasons to Choose Micato Safaris for Your Next African Safari

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One of the ultimate trips a traveler can take is an African safari. So many people, from an early age, dream of going on one, often inspired by movies (like Born Free and ahem, Lion King) or books (like Out of Africa). Safaris are not cheap and some people save for years to make it […]

US State Department’s Africa Safety Tips

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As certain parts of Northern Africa become more and more volatile from political upheaval, the US State Department is issuing travel advisories for many areas on the continent, including some areas considered stable. For instance, this past week saw the US Embassy in Tanzania releasing a set of Personal Safety Reminder and Tips in response […]

Webcam of the Week: The Ark Kenya

The Ark Kenya Webcam

I’m bringing back webcam of the week since this is one of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen. It’s a live feed from a safari lodge in Kenya and every time I log on there’s animals feeding.

Celebrating Namibia on World Rhino Day

The group in Yellowstone National Park (Photo: Kasey Austin | Austin-Lehman Adventures)

Say the words “conservation,” “wildlife protection,” or “sustainability” and you’re going to lose a lot of people. Not necessarily because they don’t care, but because let’s face it – it’s not a sexy topic. It can’t compete with something funny or entertaining because it quite simply is not. It takes time to process and understand, […]