A Visit to Monserrate in Bogota

No trip to Bogota is complete without a trip to Monserrate. A homonym for Monserrat, “mountain” in Catalan, Monserrate is visible from all over the city of Bogota and from its peak one can gaze back down on Colombia’s capital. Monserrate can be climbed either on foot, in a funicular or via cable railway. The climb takes about 2 hours and by all accounts it’s … Continue reading A Visit to Monserrate in Bogota

Escaping the Polar Vortex

When I signed up to go to Grand Cayman with Underwater Safaris back in mid-November I thought that a couple of days away from winter in February would be nice. What I didn’t know is that it would be a full on escape from one of Chicago’s worst winters in recent (and, some might add, not so recent) history. When I left Chicago on Monday … Continue reading Escaping the Polar Vortex

Sunrise Timelapse

What an incredible couple of days! I arrived in the lovely region of Costa Brava (Brave Coast) Spain yesterday around midday but feel like I’ve already experienced so much of it! I’m working on some great videos and write ups of my experiences but, in the meantime, enjoy the view out my window this morning – I love sunrises (and my new GoPro Hero 3 … Continue reading Sunrise Timelapse

The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

A post about my favorite animal on World Elephant Day. Click any image to enlarge. A visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is just as adorable as it sounds. For less than $10 per person visitors can spend an hour (11am-noon daily) watching these precious baby pachyderms parade around, play with soccer balls, wrestle one another and suckle at enormous bottles. The smallest babies … Continue reading The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage