Tales and Tips

With over 12 years living in Latin America, being raised in the Rocky Mountains and a husband from Africa, I love to share the world with my kids and discover new and wonderful places across the planet. 

September 13, 2018

What I learned about nature from a 4 year old

It was a beautiful September day, the leaves just barely turning the lightest yellows, promising for a burst of autumn colors not far off. The perfect day for a Fairy Hike. You see, my son is collecting, as he calls it, “Nat...

While it seems like sustainability has been ~trending~ for quite a while now, how many of us can actually say we’re taking the necessary steps to make real change? And what are the steps necessary to make real change? 

Although most of us are doing basic eco-friendly th...

February 11, 2018

Traveling with kids is an adventure in itself; from packing for seasonal changes to surviving long flights, bug bites and sunburns. I have a few tips for you to have a great South African safari, family in tow.

I have 2 little boys, ages 3 and 7, so I must be ready for...

January 18, 2018

This may be out of your comfort zone. But guess what? It is a reality for every woman and girl ... every month. In every country across the planet.

There is a group of 36 women who make up an ALL FEMALE ANTI POACHING UNIT , called Akashinga (the brave ones)...

December 31, 2017

Ever since I was a little girl, my father said I was like a hummingbird. Busy flitting from place to place, idea to idea. Which is quite true, and sometimes has been to my detriment. I had found myself that it can be hard for me to focus on one idea, be content in one...

December 4, 2017

It was hot and sticky, weighted with humidity, the kind of air you only inhale deep in tropical jungles as I straddled my not-so “trusty looking steed”. We had already traveled as far as the road would take us by car, 3 hours from the sooty high-rises of Panama City by...

November 30, 2017

We were lucky enough to spend the month of November in Costa Rica and Panama with our family. My husbands family lives in Costa Rica, they have an Eco-lodge and a Beach camp in the Central Pacific coast. My boys were both born in Panama, and have dual citizenship...and...

November 30, 2017

Along the earth’s equator where biodiversity is at its peak scientists have always flocked. In Panama’s equatorial jungles a community of scientists have created their own “district” centered around The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The Institute attracts ov...

July 26, 2017

I am sitting in the Thar Desert of India bordering Pakistan camped in fluttery tents among the rising dunes. My flame colored sari dancing in the desert breeze, my mouth is still burning from lunch’s curry ( which I always order mouth singeing, eye watering, fiery spic...

February 5, 2016


Thailand- the story of the past, present and future of the Asian elephant, a new age way of 
saving primary rainforest and a small gal named Lek.
We have just left 
her Elephant Nature Park- where we were working with the elephants and 
this wonde...

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About Wildernessa

I grew up in Wyoming, married a South African and moved to Panama. As a guide and a writer I have traveled the world...now with 2 little boys in tow...


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