Destinations

Kenya Airways is bringing the gateway to East African safaris just a bit closer to those living in North America. Presently, the only direct flight between the United States and a top African safari destination, South Africa, is...
Just a few years ago, heading to the bush for safari often meant packing an entire trunk full of reference books and field guides. Now that many of these books have been converted to apps for smart phones...
Laos and Cambodia are two neighboring countries with many similarities in culture and cuisine. However, each country has unique characteristics that can not be confused with any others. In Cambodia Laos Itinerary, you should not ignore to discover...

safari photography

What distinguishes a great photograph from a vacation snap shot? It’s tough to explain but relatively easy to see. Many people go on an African safari hoping to capture amazing wildlife photos to document their trip, wow their...

My safari guide from hell

I’ve been on over 20 African safaris. Every journey has been unique for one reason or another but one thing that ties them all together is the quality of the guide and its correlation to my satisfaction with...

Photographic hides

Besides great memories, many visitors hope to return from their African safari with epic photos. In fact, photography can be the inspiration for going on a safari in the first place. I’ve written before on what equipment is best...
Northern Norway: a trip you might not think is worth it but very much is At first glance, visiting Northern Norway at any other time but the middle of a record-breaking heatwave might seem like an undertaking unfit for the...
The best bear spots in the Arctic Going to the Arctic without clapping eyes on a real-life polar bear might reasonably be compared to visiting Africa without seeing a giraffe or a zebra or, most analogously, a lion. Not that...

Research in the Arctic

At Wageningen Marine Research, we are working with our international partners to monitor ecological changes in the Arctic. Our research on the arrival of marine non-native species in Svalbard required us to travel around these Arctic islands in 2018,...
The unsinkable sport of polar scuba diving Not so very long ago, all you had to do to qualify as a thrill-seeker was hop a ship to the polar regions and make it back with all your fingers –...