A while ago, a fellow traveler and art lover told me that she had been to a number of culturally rich international cities, but that her trip of a lifetime was to Africa. “There’s nothing like sitting with your binoculars and watching wild animals cross the plain.” How boring, I thought. Why not just stay home and watch PBS animal shows?
Fast-forward a decade, and I was standing up in a Land Rover with my legs spread wide to keep from falling down, my hand steadying a camera on the railing, as we rode over bumpy dirt trails and grasslands, down into ditches, and through shallow, rocky rivers. Read More