The Grand Canyon of Africa


Peering out the window of a BushCat, out of nowhere, there is suddenly a gash in the skin of the continent. It’s the Fish River Canyon, the Grand Canyon of Africa. Fish River Canyon In the midst of geological time, a seabed was lifted miles above the level of the ocean and weathered into ranges […]

The Most Luxurious Airline in the World


Flying to Africa from North America can be a brutal two-day exercise, but I had a luxurious airline experience. If there is a transit that begs for comfort and indulgence, this is it: Etihad Airways. Etihad Airways When booking my flight, I surveyed all the choices and landed on a relatively new player, but one […]

The Skeleton Coast


The Skeleton Coast is the world’s largest shipping graveyard. Early Portuguese sailors called it the “Sands of Hell,” because once a ship washed ashore, the fate of the crew was sealed. Kolmanskop Kolmanskop is a ghost town swallowed by desert sands. Established in 1908, when diamonds spilled like rain, it became a lavish outpost with […]

Yodeling in the Grand Canyon of Africa


After a 12-day solo trek, I finally reach the edge of the Grand Canyon of Africa and what I think is a place of solitude. Then I hear….”Yodelayheehoo!” Three other yodelers found their way into the remote canyon. How did they get there? By BushCat. How else? BushCats Over Namibia Follow in the wing steps […]

Best Safari Guide in the World


In the Namibian bush, our way was illumined by professional wildlife guide Justin Seymour-Smith. With more than 30 years of experience and a passion for wildlife knowledge, he is a kind of artist with a torch who kindles curiosity, conservation and understanding. A native to Africa and an avid outdoorman, Justin says for him guiding […]

The Ultimate Bush Plane is Here


It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! No, it’s a BushCat! And it’s the ultimate way to fly–slow and low. In terms of performance, versatility, and pulchritude, there is no other plane that compares to the BushCat. SkyReach Aircraft The good people at SkyReach Aircraft in Johannesburg have produced a new version of the BushCat. […]

Where in the World are You? Quest #6


A countdown of clues and hints about aspects of a place that will give viewers a fun geo-quiz on where they are, and showcase why they should be there. You’re in Namibia! Did you guess correctly? You’re in Namibia– a place with the largest sand dunes, the highest population of wild cheetahs, and the largest […]

The Fabled Montropolis is Found: Jackson Hole

Granite Hot Springs

In the evolution of a place there is sometimes a waymark between free-spirited childhood and the discreet somberness of maturity. But what if the in-between actually signifies the third point of a classic Hegelian dialectical triangle? A rough and rowdy cowboy town at one point, an overly-wrought sophisticated metropolis at the other, and the third […]

The Perfect Margarita


A combination of beautiful beaches, the best tequila, and the freshest ingredients make Cancun the ideal place for sipping margaritas. Fabian Barba, the barkeep at the Le Blanc Spa and Resort, shares his secret on how to make the perfect margarita. Essential Ingredients for Perfection He outlines his choice of ingredients: triple sec, lime juice, […]

Golf vs. Spa: Battle of Vacationers


In Cancun, you might find yourself debating over whether to hit the green or have an R & R day. We found two of the best spots to indulge in both your golf and spa cravings. The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort has the grounds and geometries […]