Tag: advice

Africa, photography, Tanzania

Bird Photography in Tanzania

Tanzania consistently ranks as one of the top places in Africa to visit for wildlife safaris. What many do not know is that it also ranks as one of the world’s top bird watching spots. Bird photography in Tanzania can be an exciting and rewarding adventure, and we’ll give you some insight into how to make the most out of it.     Why bird photography in Tanzania? The first thing that makes Tanzania such a great destination for bird photography is the wide variety of species that are native to the country. The avifauna of Tanzania includes over 1000 species. […]

Asia, Japan, Travel and Transit

Riding Around Tokyo on the Yamanote Line

Despite the fact that I don’t speak or read Japanese, I find Tokyo to be a very easy city to get around. That’s largely due to the efficient train service provided by its network of trains and subways. One line in particular does a great job of taking tourists and residents around the city – because it literally goes around the city. In this post we’ll take a look at the Yamanote Line, and get a feel for some of my favorite neighborhoods along the line. What Is the Yamanote Line? The Yamanote Line (山手線 or Yamanote-sen in Japanese) runs through […]

Africa, Destination, Travel and Transit

Planning A Trip to Africa

Planning and taking a trip to Africa is a “bucket list” item for a lot of people (myself included!)…but it’s not like flying to Florida or driving to Detroit! I was finally able to fulfill a life dream when my wife and I visited Kenya and Tanzania for last year nine days. I’ve written some about our trip (more posts coming!)…but I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about the process of planning a trip. Many people have said they don’t know where to start – so I decided to provide some advice based on our planning process. Planning Your […]