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 […]

Product of the Week: ExOfficio safari clothing

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I just got back from an African safari (I know, lucky me; my stories with photos are below). Before leaving, I did all kinds of research on what to wear since certain colors can trigger dangerous animal behavior. Without a doubt one of the leading safari gear companies is ExOfficio. That’s because their clothes are […]

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 […]

World Rhino Day: andBeyond Launches Groundbreaking Conservation Project

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In the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino, luxury experiential travel company andBeyond has earmarked six white rhino to be translocated from their Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Facilitated in partnership with Rhino Force, this conservation coup has been generously funded by lead sponsor, Motorite Insurance Administrators. […]

Travel Product of the Week: RailRiders

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RailRiders clothing is marketed as “the toughest clothes on the planet.” So when a safari in East Africa was on my calendar, it was time to research the best safari clothes on the planet! RailRiders came up in my search for one main reason — it came already equipped with “insect shield” meaning no time […]

Going Beyond: Land, Animals and People

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Rhino on Phinda Reserve, South Africa. Story and Images by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com. The Africa Foundation, created by &Beyond, currently runs 382 projects in 42 communities in five countries.  I had the pleasure of meeting several of the dedicated &Beyond staff, one notable character was Les Carlisle.  Among the many titles he carries, are […]

Joy’s Camp, Shaba Reserve, Northern Kenya

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Guide and ranger post walk, no doubt annoyed at me with the heat at 9am! Written by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com. I had the pleasure of spending a couple days in the Shaba Reserve at Joy’s Camp in Northern Kenya, named after the infamous Joy Adamson who reared the orphaned lion, Elsa and later […]

Sabuk, Laikipia North, North Central Kenya

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Guide & ranger at Sabuk took Michaela Guzy to visit the local Samburu village. Written by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com. For the soft core adventure traveler, i.e. me, Sabuk, in Laikipia North, was the most daring place I’ve slept yet in Kenya.  The view from my room was unbelievable, partly because it was missing the entire wall […]