Whether you're hitting the road for the holidays or embarking on a multi-week journey to the other side of the world, traveling with kids is always an adventure. It's gotten a bit easier thanks to electronic devices, but nobody wants their kids staring at devices for hours on end.
A recent documentary called The Eagle Huntress followed the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiva, a 13-year-old girl, as she trained to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomadic Mongolian Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Longtime Journeys traveler Dick Seibel attended the Golden Eagle Festival, where Aisholpan was the first female to ever compete in this centuries-old tradition. Here, he shares his story of witnessing this festival firsthand.
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It's the moment you'll never forget. That moment when, after trekking through mountainous terrain, it's time to remove your backpack and follow quietly. When the tracker pulls aside the brush, and you look through a green frame that moments ago was a tangle of vines and you see before you a proud, stoic and magnificent mountain gorilla. And you realize just how wonderfully, profoundly connected you are.
After many years leading gorilla trekking trips in Uganda and Rwanda, led by our exceptional naturalist guide Paul Tamwanya, we've fine-tuned our expertise to know exactly where to go and how to get there. And, you won't just meet mountain gorillas; you'll also likely see other primates and many of the over 800 species of birds found in this region.
Here, we answer the most commonly asked questions about gorilla tracking and gorilla safari packages.
So you've decided to go on a safari tour in India—but now you're wondering, what animals will you see? Safari tours in India vary depending on who runs them, but with many years of guiding trips under his belt, our expert wildlife guide Avi knows where to go and what to expect once you get there. Here, he shared with us the top 15 animals to look for while on safari in India.