Jodie Vinson, the Managing Editor of Longitude Books, an online travel bookstore that provides customized reading lists for travelers, shares with us her list of essential trip reads for an African safari adventure. From the best Safari Companion to the works of Hemingway, these picks are sure to inspire.
Enjoy a rip-roaring romp through one traveler's packing list! "On every trip there’s always one. one person who has packed perfectly. One person who is totally prepared for every possible encounter and mishap, from inclement weather to a black tie affair. One person who has all of the latest travel gizmos and gadgets at their fingertips who drives everyone else crazy with their packing savvy."
"Sobek? What's Sobek?" Travel pioneer Richard Bangs shares with us the fascinating story behind the name "Sobek"—the intrepid adventure-travel company that he created with John Yost back in the 1970s. Over the next few decades, Sobek Expeditions would raft the first descents of 40 of the world's greatest rivers!
I'd been running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon for about 10 years when I first discovered Alaska's big rivers: the Alsek and Tatshenshini. Up until that point, if anyone ever asked me if I wanted to go anywhere else to run other rivers, I always said "No way! I love the canyon and can't imagine any place I'd like half as much!" I was so naive!