Collected by Penny Mercier
Misiones Province, Argentina
Certain things in life are simply impossible to adequately capture in a mere photograph. Iguazú Falls is definitely one of them, and above is my best effort to convey the epic expanse of 'The Devil's Throat.' Situated on the border of Brazil and...
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
This former royal palace is one of the largest museums in the world, and its art collection is considered one of the most comprehensive. It contains around 400,000 works, although—mercifully, perhaps—not all are on display at any one...
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best places on earth to safari and to spot lions in the wild. The Great Migration, known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is a must see. This photo was taken while our vehicle was parked...
Cheli & Peacock’s Lewa Safari Camp is a beautiful, friendly spot located in the Lewa Conservancy, a community based conservation initiative. When you visit Lewa, you know you are supporting an innovative model for conservation that houses the...
Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Families would be hard-pressed to find a more memorable place to stay than Giraffe Manor. Located in the leafy suburb of Langata, about a 30-minute drive from central Nairobi, the 1932 family home of a former candy baron was modeled on a Scottish...
Ali Barbours Rd, Diani Beach, Kenya
Residents of Diani Beach on the Kenyan coast must have a good laugh when the camels are brought out: travelers trip over themselves to ogle them. Something about seeing camels on a white sand beach in Kenya sends a clear message that you’re not in...
Lake Baringo, Kenya
At the Lake Bogoria National Reserve, soak in the public hot springs and spend the night amid hundreds of thousands of flamingos at an acacia-shaded campsite. Cruise nearby Lake Baringo in a motorboat or a canoe to spy hippos and crocodiles. ...
Highridge Village, Kenya
Kenya will change your life. I took my first trip to Africa with in 2009 with a service organization, Heart for Africa. We worked with AIDS widows and street kids who have been placed in a home. It will break your heart and open your eyes. I have...
561 Nakuru KE, Kenya
The Lake Nakuru Lodge in Nakuru National Park, Kenya is a landmark hotel. It is one of the only hotels located within the national park gates and boasts over 100 rooms. I spend a lot of time here because I love that it is locally owned and...
Street food is always a must when I travel. Despite that, I've always been a little bit weary of street beverages, but on the last trip to Mombasa, I took a chance on some local street coffee. Be it exhaustion from arriving that morning at 5:30am...
Trail, Mombasa, Kenya
It's feeding time at Haller Park. Dodging curious blue tongues and long swaying necks becomes a sort of dance in the afternoon heat. Nearby, students erupt with laughter as their classmates try to wipe the giraffe saliva from their hands. Vervet...
This new tented eco-camp just opened on the shores of Lake Naivasha. It has 16 luxury tented camps and 5 bungalows. I've stayed here several times and marvel at the level of service, the quality of the food, and the location. Boat rides on Lake...
On any trip to Africa, with hopes that I'll come across a good tailor, I bring a dress that I want copied into a similar dress with beautiful African fabric. During this last visit to Lamu, I found one! Well, our guesthouse proprietor recommended...
Lamu Museum, Kenyatta Rd, Lamu, Kenya
I can't help but highlight JamboHouse in Lamu. The rooms were simple, but nice, comfortable and breezy with mosquito nets and a fan. All rooms have personal bathrooms (although in some cases they might not be attached to the room). There is a...
68 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
This isn’t a restaurant that shows up in tour books or on the pages of glossy food magazines, but that’s exactly what has kept locals coming back since 1973. It has a cozy and welcoming dining room and a menu that is a pleasant mix of seasonal...
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