Top Ten Adventures in the Australian Outback

For the curious traveler, we’ve put together a video showcasing the top ten adventures in the Australian Outback. Choices Galore So many adventures to be enjoyed here: 10. Ride a camel 9. Fly in a hot air balloon. 8. Ride a Harley by The Rock. 7. Learn an Aboriginal art form. 6. Learn to to […]

The Good Guide Paradox

Rob Hall was the ultimate guide. He sacrificed his life helping his client realize a life-long dream, to stand atop the highest mountain in the world. To refresh, Rob Hall was one of two competing lead guides taking clients up Mount Everest in May 1996. The other, Scott Fischer, had originally signed up Jon Krakauer, […]

Singing with Belugas

Belugas are some of the most curious animals in the world. Their playfulness and interest in humans makes them fascinating to interact with underwater. Refined Musical Taste They say belugas are attracted to certain types of music. They’ve been known to bob heads to everything from Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston. Can you guess this […]

Churchill Wild Story

Churchill Wild designed a way to walk eye-level with polar bears, and the outfit remains the only in the world that offers this experience. The Idea that Launched a Company Churchill Wild: It’s not so much a company as an idea, an outrageously good idea. Churchill Wild pioneered a way to swim in arctic waters […]

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 […]

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 outdoorsman, Justin says for him guiding […]

The Secrets of Cenotes

In the rainforest, The Mayans developed one of the most highly-developed civilizations in pre-Columbian America. And they did it with a complete lack of surface water. How? The Cenotes. Legend and Discovery at Xenotes Oasis Maya The Xenotes Oasis Maya offers up a series of adventures in four cavernous flavors. We explored the sacred spaces […]

Cancun Water Fun

The water is so clear here you can flip a coin into the ocean and see, without bending over, whether it is heads or tails. Five Great Water Activities In and Around Cancun 1) Exploring the Underwater Museum 2) Snorkeling the Reef, which is the second largest barrier reef in the world. 3) Swimming with […]