Adventure Planning

Adventure Planning

It’s exciting to board a plane for a new adventure…but the planning and packing during the month before? Not so much. Personally, I’d rather focus on learning the difference between the tanagers of Peru than fret about whether I’d remembered to renew my passport or...

Alaskan Birdwatching

Birding Alaska Throughout the Year A Winter Trip to Nome for the Christmas Bird Count Alaska is actually very beautiful in Winter. Here’s a slideshow from our trip to Nome for the Christmas Bird Count. A Summer Trip to Saint Paul Island in the Bering Sea I went...
47 reasons to pack a bandana on your next adventure!

47 reasons to pack a bandana on your next adventure!

I always travel with at least a couple of bandanas, of various sizes because, well they are just so darn useful, and they come in so many fun patterns, that they’re hard to resist. And so, as is often the case, I brainstormed this list of handy uses for bandanas while...
Can’t Travel? Do This Instead!

Can’t Travel? Do This Instead!

Cure the travel bug with these quick, local fixes As a part-time wildlife tour guide, I’m one of the lucky few who gets to travel frequently. But most folks just can’t embark on an exotic adventure at the drop of a hat. I get it, I know. I barely left my...
Adventures in Mexico

Adventures in Mexico

  A surprisingly different itinerary and a fresh perspective When my partner and I are planning a trip to Mexico, we aren’t dreaming about palm-lined beaches and stiff margaritas –  though we may enjoy both from time to time 😉 No, we’re planning our...

Alaska in Winter

We visited Nome, Alaska in December for the Christmas Bird Count and to give workshops for the University. Here’s a little movie about our experience. Join the Travel Tips and Tales Newsletter Fill in the form below to instantly sign up!...

Birdwatching Tour Blogs

I have been blessed to travel frequently; working as a naturalist and bird watching tour co-leader, seeking out such exotic species as Whooping Cranes in Texas, King Eiders in Alaska, Toucans in Honduras and Flamingos in the Mediterranean.   Visit my birdwatching...
Top 10 Benefits of Keeping a Travel Journal

Top 10 Benefits of Keeping a Travel Journal

Have you ever been traveling and noticed a person completely engrossed in the activity of journaling, perhaps with a somewhat dreamy expression on her face, and seemingly oblivious to the chaos around her? Perhaps you said to yourself “I should try that on my next...