The view from Gansbaii

Looking for Great White Sharks in South Africa

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 […]

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Advice for what to wear on a safari.

Dressing for Safari

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 who spelled it all out for us.  Explicit instructions about dressing for safari, down to how many shirts and […]

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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Luxury Plus Adventure at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is located in Madikwe Game Reserve, part of South Africa’s North West Province near the Botswana border. Created in 1991 to stimulate the area’s economy plus conserve the land, 8200 animals were relocated to the malaria-free zone consisting of plains bordered by rocking outcroppings and mountains. When Alan and I […]

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Celebrating luxurious romance at Birkenhead House

When baby boomer travelers ask me, “Where is the most luxurious place you’ve ever stayed?” I don’t even have to think about it. Birkenhead House, on the South African coast, fulfills my luxury expectations with exceptional customer service thrown in for good measure. And did I mention it’s one of the most romantic getaways that […]

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Two lions cuddle during a nap in South Africa

Exploring in luxury at Ivory Lodge

What do luxury accommodations mean to you? Is it the thread count of the sheets or the number of stars behind the property’s name? For this boomer traveler, personal service is the key. And that’s what Alan and I found at the all-inclusive Lion Sands Ivory Lodge located in South Africa’s Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. […]

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Lion at Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Travel with the animals on a South African game drive

Active boomers who want to see wild animals “up close and personal” will love a South African game drive. Whether you are a photographer or a traveler content observing animal behavior, a trip to the bush provides travel memories for a lifetime. But don’t expect the wide plains of the Serengeti with thousands of wildebeests roaming […]

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