Moving Elephants

You have heard the phrase “the elephant in the room” referring to something no one wants to talk about but is an important issue. Well one of the “elephants in the room” in parts of Africa is poaching and the decimation of the elephant population in certain parts of Africa. One of those areas where […]

In Memory of A Hero In The War On Poaching

Over the next few weeks I am going to address “the elephant in the room” which is the poaching of these amazing animals and their bush colleagues the rhino. Poaching is a criminal activity. There is a lot of money at stake. That money can corrupt officials. Combine those things and bad things happen to […]

The Big Picture Project Is Coming To Kenya

If you ever get depressed by the state of the world take a breath, let the moment pass and you will come across someone doing something positive and wonderful. I received a call a couple of weeks ago from a delightful couple, Karin and Roger Doolin who are professional photographers from the Midwest. They called […]


Elephant E.R. – Rescue In the Bush

I have been going on safari for over 15 years. Over those years I have seen some amazing and beautiful things in the bush. Lions hunting, elephants playing with their kids, chimpanzees acting like you and I, and gorillas walking right by me. But nothing prepared me for the amazing beautiful emotional experience that I […]

Serengeti Crowned Africa’s Best Safari Park

People always ask me where is the best place to go on safari. I give them that infamous answer – it depends. And it does because each park, each country offers something different. Chobe in Botswana or Tarangire in Tanzania have a great concentration of elephants. Gorillas? Parc de Vulcans in Rwanda or Bwindi Impenetrable […]

Best Crater In The World

Recently Foxnews.com published a list of 9 of the most amazing craters in the world. Why they did not do 10 I don’t know. It does not matter because coming in at number 6 (though in my opinion it should have been number 1) was Ngorongoro Crater! What I loved about their description is that […]

Crush Ivory – Crush Poaching

On Friday, in the very public place of Times Square New York, over a ton of ivory artifacts were crushed into nothing but dust. All were illegal. All had been carved from elephant ivory. Thousands of people gathered to watch as the confiscated illegal trinkets were loaded into a massive rock-crushing machine, which ground them […]

Amarula Liqueur: Safari in a Glass

I live in Studio City, California in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Down the road from me is an area known as Tarzana. Tarzana has a quirky history. It was developed on the site of a former ranch owned by author Edgar Rice Burroughs of Tarzan fame. In 1998, in order to promote […]