Cuba: On the streets where they live

It's easy to savor the quaintness of a country when it has been a forbidden fruit for so long. Cuba's vintage automobiles, revolution graffiti and cigar-puffing characters satisfy the travel itch, but they can upstage reality as they did on my first trip there in 2012. On a return  visit in December, I wanted to better understand Cuban life as I traveled deep... Continue Reading →

The lion creeps tonight

As we followed the elephants searching for water and watched giraffes rubberneck their way into trees, I scoured the tawny landscape for the flick of a brown tail in the sparse grass. I strained to hear a bellow beyond the snorts of the donkeys drinking river water caught in the footprints of the elephants. I came up empty-hearted.

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