Getting a good night’s sleep when traveling is problematic for many people and doubly so when you find yourself in the backcountry when all of your accommodations are weighing heavily on your shoulders. Hiking back in the rough another few miles to increase your chances to get that once in a lifetime shot at a monster buck, or setting up a spike camp on a mountain ridge to be the first to see that record ram is always a balancing act between paring down Continue reading Lightweight Luxury
For serious collectors, not much comes between them and a piece of art that summons their affections. Take a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that sold at a recent Sotheby’s auction for a whopping $110.5 million (with a pre-sale estimate of $60 million). Setting all kinds of auction records, the exorbitant cost did not make this Japanese collector flinch. Continue reading Space for Art – Tips for Collectors who are Running out of Room
A dozen club volunteers turn out to help eight blind and visually impaired children and ten blind and visually impaired adults interact with the Sensory Safari. The group worked chapter volunteers over with non-stop questions about the animals and themselves. One of our AWLS alumni worked with a blind autistic boy who at first would not touch any animal. Thirty minutes later, he was eagerly following her to the next animal and touching every display. His mother, with tears in her eyes, commented that this was a much better experience for him than going to the zoo.
I’d been there a couple of times before. Greg Pennicott’s buffalo concession in Australia’s vast Northern Territories encompasses, literally, millions of acres, from eucalyptus forest to floodplain to coastline. Water buffaloes like the open floodplains with plenty of Continue reading Big Aussie Buffaloes!