Sumba – Indonesia – Where Everything Went Just Right

Indonesia, a dream destination for anyone who enjoys tropical mountains, white sand beaches, warm ocean water and gorgeous landscapes --- also a dream destination for anyone interested in the myriad of bird species found there. Both Ross and I are super excited to be in Indonesia, as neither of us have ever been here before. … Continue reading Sumba – Indonesia – Where Everything Went Just Right

The Caribbean – Our Dominican Republic Adventure – March 15-20, 2016

With incredible natural beauty, top resorts, golf courses, and beaches, it’s no surprise that the Dominican Republic is the most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean. But all of that tourist charm isn’t what drove Ross and I to spend more time in the Dominican Republic than any of our previous islands—it was the birds. … Continue reading The Caribbean – Our Dominican Republic Adventure – March 15-20, 2016

The Caribbean – Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico! – March 12-15, 2016

Puerto Rico, the fourth-largest island in the Greater Antilles was a fascinating place to visit. Although a territory of the United States, I never spent much time thinking about what that would mean. I originally expected the infrastructure and socioeconomic well-being of its citizens to only be slightly better than some of the other countries … Continue reading The Caribbean – Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico! – March 12-15, 2016

Drama with our Driver – Peru – June 10-14, 2015 – Huanaco, Bosque Unchog, Pueblo Libre

After leaving Oxapampa, we arrived in the Huanaco area, an area with pleasant temperatures (warm days and cool nights) due to its elevation, which was to be our base camp for the next several days. The next morning, June 10 for those keeping track, we birded Carpish Tunnel trail, a birding area mentioned in several … Continue reading Drama with our Driver – Peru – June 10-14, 2015 – Huanaco, Bosque Unchog, Pueblo Libre

Boliva Part III – That time we got stuck in a riot – May 10-11, 2015

Let me tell you a story about this one time in Bolivia... (Click here and here for the previous two segments of our trip!) We left Cochabamba on May 10 and headed to a very remote area of Bolivia, the small town of Inquisivi, using nothing but Bolivian public transportation. Our reason for visiting such … Continue reading Boliva Part III – That time we got stuck in a riot – May 10-11, 2015