Mom, Dad, I’m Hiking an Extinct Volcano!

Tales To Write Home About “To those who are enthralled by mountains their wonder is beyond all dispute. To those who are not, their allure is a kind of madness. What is this strange force that drives us upwards? This silent song of the summit…” […]

Monkey Knows Best ~ Secrets of a Zanzibari Garden

  I didn’t truly see the garden until I was staring into the black face of a red colobus monkey. Up in the trees of the Oasis at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas, a David Lynch character with white hair flapping in wayward directions stared […]

Food for Change ~ Ellerman House & the Wild Cape Rock Oyster

  From the cool Cape waters… For Food for Change this year, Ellerman House took us into the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean, the second largest of the world’s oceans and one you peer longingly at from the terrace of this beautiful seafront hotel in Cape Town. […]

Food for Change ~ The Blue Vanilla of Blue Margouillat

  Ranawara flowers, saddled bream, kalembula, green chickpea, birch syrup, wasabi, eland, Jerusalem artichoke… Food for Change this year has opened our eyes to a wealth of ingredients from around the world, many of which we have never heard of before, ingredients that need defending. […]

A Romance of Baobabs at Anjajavy, Madagascar

“Hazo tokana tsy mba ala.” ~ One tree doesn’t make a forest. Malagasy saying   I remember just about every detail from our time at Anjajavy, but the trees, they were an entity unto themselves. There they were, every which way we turned. Even out […]