Cruise ships don’t often stop in Walvis Bay, Namibia. But when they do, baby boomer travelers experience a very different landscape than what most of them see at home. Excursions usually involve desert adventures, a visit to the colonial town of Swakopmund, birding tours, township and diamond mine visits or flight-seeing along the Skeleton Coast […]
If you’re sailing on an Atlantic crossing, there’s a very good chance that your cruise ship will stop on the island of Lanzarote. Today, Nick Ball, editor of Lanzarote Guidebook, offers suggestions on how to make the best use of your baby boomer travel time while on the island. Thanks, Nick. The Canary Islands are […]
Isn’t this baby elephant a cutie? “Wait for me, Mom” the baby elephant seems to say, rushing to follow her across a dusty road in South Africa. On a photo safari in Madikwe Game Reserve , our Range Rover came across a herd of elephants. Guide, Jaco, stopped the vehicle with plenty of distance between us […]
Want to see a penguin? Baby boomer travelers don’t have to sail to Antarctica to visit a colony of the flightless birds. Locations in South Africa, South America, Australia and the Galapagos Islands offer chances to observe and photograph the fascinating birds. On a trip to South Africa, Alan and I added penguin sightings to our […]
There are some places in the world, you should see just once. So it is with St. Helena. Baby boomer travelers don’t exactly “stop by” in hopes of touring St. Helena. The rocky island fortress, once Napoleon’s prison, sits all alone in the South Atlantic. At the time Alan and I visited, there was […]
On safari at Lion Sands in South Africa, we came across a pride of lions taking an afternoon nap. We sat in the Land Rover for almost an hour taking photographs. A magical travel moment that I will never forget. Have you been on an African safari? Join the conversation at the My Itchy Travel […]
Nature watching excursions are a gamble for baby boomer travelers. The weather must cooperate, you have to be in the right place at the right time and the animals need to participate. That’s what makes it an adventure. You never know what you’re going to get. When Alan and I traveled to Hermanus, on the […]
Updated 01.01.2018 Which clothes do you bring on safari? That was the question I asked before our November trip to Lion Sands and Madikwe Hills in South Africa. Alan and I are lucky to have a travel advisor, Ngaire Keene of Brown and Keene Travel, who spelled it all out for us. Explicit instructions about […]
Ripples in the sand, a trail and three lonely plants populate this desert scene in Namibia.
In Lion Sands, South Africa, a bird goes along for the ride.