Golf legend Greg Norman, aka The Shark, is among the visionaries helping Vietnam achieve and exceed its goals in the travel arena, designing its newest world-class 18 hole challenge, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip Golf Course.
Is there a heaven on earth for avid golfers? I heard rumors that one of the most northerly islands of the Hawaiian chain might be the place. I slipped my golf clubs in a TaylorMade travel bag and my cameras and lenses in a Gura Gear backpack and headed to the Garden Isle of Kauai to find out.
Thermopylae had its 300, Indianapolis has its 500. And the latter is still going strong. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the world’s most watched single day sporting event, the Indy 500 but the “Brickyard” as it is affectionately known, also hosts NASCAR, Moto GP, and Grand Prix races.
Barrel tasting great wine, hanging out with friends in a lavender field, and picnicking al fresco in a vineyard surrounded by beautiful mountains. What a perfect day in Napa. Except for one thing. I’m not in Napa, California. I’m in Canada’s Okanagan Valley.
Things seemed beautifully familiar on the drive up the Door County peninsula from Green Bay. Yet this was my first time in the area, in fact the first time in Wisconsin. It was not until I drove past the Cape Cod Hotel did my inner mystery solve itself.
Sossusvlei, in the heart of Namibia’s Namib Naukluft Park, has some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth and a must visit for anyone who steps foot in the country. After exploring its sand dunes and dried lakebeds I climbed into a Namib Sky Balloon Safaris’ basket with a Nikon camera-in-hand for a totally different perspective.