By Susan McKee Nairobi isn’t an ancient settlement. It didn’t start as a market town or a crossroads on historic trade routes. It is an accident of colonialism: a staging point on a railway project to link British East Africa’s Indian Ocean port with an inland hub. Back in 1899, Nairobi was set up as […]
Animals don’t travel like humans do, but they play a part in every human civilization on earth. Here are travel stories that involve animals and animal lovers.
India Lifted the Ban on Tiger Tourism in 2012 By Shelley Seale Driving through the wildlife sanctuary, suddenly it’s spotted: a rippling as the grass moves, a flash of orange and black fur. Breath is held as the majestic Bengal Tiger saunters out to lap a drink from the water’s edge, before continuing his hunting […]
Grab Your Gucci Poochie and Head to Miami By Ginger Warder Where else but in America’s version of the Riviera would you find a restaurant for canines only? While I was traveling to research my upcoming book, Fido’s Florida: A Dog-Friendly Guide to the Sunshine State, my 100-pound German Shepherd, Tipsy, usually got the short […]
An Eco-adventure in Sardinia By Linda Handiak After a misdiagnosis filled me with a new appreciation for my eyesight, I developed a craving for wide horizons and open water. I wanted to see and to learn, so last summer, I joined a Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute expedition in Sardinia, Italy. BDRI offers a variety of […]
Namibia: Tracking Rhinos with Local experts in the Savannah By Margie Goldsmith I bounced along the rocky track beneath the cloudless cerulean sky with my guide, Raymond, looking for a rhinoceros in Damaraland, Namibia. This area has the largest population of African free-roaming desert-adapted black rhino and is the reason I came here. My fascination […]
Be with Nature in Borneo, A Wildlife Lover’s Paradise in Malaysia By Hannah Monahan Meet our closest relatives, the Bornean Orangutan. The impressive apes are what makes the world’s third-largest island of Borneo famous, and seeing them in their natural habitat is an experience like none other. But that’s not all that can be seen on the […]
By Lakshmi Sharath Time: 4 am Location: Kochi, Kerala, India It is still dark in Kochi when the train arrives at the railway station in the wee hours of the morning. I open an eye warily, only to see fellow passengers walking around in a mindless stupor. Sleep still hangs over my eye lids as […]