PALM TREE PRODUCTIONS
Can do without that strenuous hiking and climbing? Here are reports of some of our travels around the globe, short and long excursions, some more leisurely than others, but always adventurous.
Albania is -not yet- topping the list of travelers or adventure-seekers. This is only a question of time.
Someone flew over the bunkernest
The Best of Safaris in Eastern and Southern Africa. We cover many things - and often the less trodden paths. Astonising images of well known and secret attractions, from angles not seen before. For those enjoying four-wheel adventure, look also at the Best of Motoring in Africa.
Here a separate more detailed description of a special road trip from Malawi to Namibia and back (including images from Victoria Falls, Botswana and manyother places) and of a canoe trip on the Orange River.
Also, don't forget to visit our hikes and climbs in Africa.
Motoring in Kenya
Travelling USA: You may have been travelling to New York, and while everyone has his or her favorite snaps about New York, here are ours. The Gates are gone, but here are some impressions from the Cristo-happening.
A selection of our "Best Images" from our time in New York and hiking the environs. Also, check out the best of "Flora and Fauna" - including the rattlesnakes - that we encountered during our rambles around New York.
Going West, not on Route 66 but Interstate I-90, from New York to Seattle. Some of the best highlights. Also visit our Colorado site, which not only has climbs but also many other interesting stories, including a visit to the truly amazing Mesa Verde National Park.
Fundy National Park of Canada encompasses some of the last remaining wilderness in southern New Brunswick Canada. It also has the highest tides in North America.
Interested in hiking and climbing? Visit our best hikes and climbs in the USA.
Frog in Westchester County, New York
Whenever climbing the high mountains of Mexico, there should be time to take in the cultural and architectural sights of Mexico, enjoy the cafés on the Zocalos or take a dip in the ocean. Or perhaps you do want to climb some of the most exciting volcanoes in Mexico?
Check out some Caribbean pleasures, on St. Thomas and St. John (US Virgin Islands).
And Panama offers more than just a glimpse of the canal.
Quito, Ecuador might not be the place to visit if you look for night-life. But Quito by night has its views, too.
It is definitely worthwhile to visit the Land of the Thunder Dragon, also known as as the Kingdom of Bhutan.
If you happen to be in South East Asia, try to include an overnight cruise in a junk on Ha Long Bay (a World Heritage Site) in Vietnam.
Cruising in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Cairo is probably high on every globetrotter's list. Pyramids, bellydance and dancing dervishes...
Dervish in Cairo
Western European tourists tend to look overseas for memorable sights. But Brussels has its Manneken Pis and Lambic Beer.
Operation Lifeline Sudan, or OLS, was during its first few years the largest humanitarian relief operation at the time. It was an affiliation of several UN-agencies and circa 40 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), providing humanitarian assistance to the war- afflicted people in southern Sudan, and operating under a common framework and agreements. Relief was provided living under the control of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). This is not an official statement of the United Nations or any associated organization.It is a personal account of situations and initiatives by Detlef Palm while working as programme coordinator for OLS
Look at the Concept Off-Road Truck, that withstood the roughest desert and bush safaris in Eastern and Southern Africa. Read how to build your own go-anywhere Overland Truck for family adventure ianywhere in the world. With images and video clips of all the action.
Where to find Rattlesnakes near to you
http://travelingluck.com - the website for finding the name of the most unobstrusive hill, or the tiniest village. While it is good on coordinates, it doesn't give altitudes.
National Geographic always good for something
Try out Google Earth - to see everything, with links to images of locations and much more
Appalachian Mountain Club - if you are hiking the East Coast of the USA
For hiking the: Adirondacks
New York - New Jersey Trail Conference - If you hike in the Hudson Valley