me doing archery at Gorilla's Nest, Rwanda

best bed: Gorilla’s Nest, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Most guests come for the gorilla trekking, but you want to stay for the fun. This is summer camp for grownups…  only with great food and cocktails. And wine. And comfy beds. And great service. Ok, so not like any camp…

Kwitonda Lodge, Singita, Rwanda

best bed: Kwitonda Lodge, Singita, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Sitting on 178 acres, Kwitonda Lodge is the Singita group’s first property in Rwanda. It was named after a legendary silver back gorilla, renowned for his gentleness. Singita means ‘place of miracles’; Kwitonda lives up to this ideal. It is…

Winnipeg

ah winnipeg… 6 things to do

Ah…Winnipeg! The Gate Way to the West, the birthplace of Winnie-the-Pooh and longtime railway hub is located at the geographical center of North America. The city is known for its sports teams, festival scene and early 20th century architecture. This is…

beijing

ten travel highlights of the last ten years

Top ten travel experience of the last ten years… no problem…this will be easy. I could not have been more wrong. Turns out this was one hell of a decade…narrowing it down incredibly challenging. After all, I went to the…

lights show where the wall once divided berlin

when the wall came tumbling down

I am in Berlin to party!  Not in night clubs but in the streets… 30 years ago the wall came tumbling down. “This November 9 is a historic day” announced anchorman Hanns Joachim Friedrich. “The GDR has announced that, starting…

Panarea from the water

why i love panarea

Panarea saved me. My son Hunter had just had open heart and lung surgery. The prognosis was good but there were no assurances he would survive. Corrado said come to Panarea; stay with us. We hopped on a plane to…

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