Treehouse in Taznania, lake manyara safari

Hi, I’m Misha. Welcome to my luxury wilderness travel blog.

I seek out intimate luxury travel experiences that provide guests with a deep connection to nature. Whether it be a wilderness lodge, wildlife safari, guest ranch, or farm stay, I will show you the best that each outdoor-focused destination has to offer.

Imagine wide open plains, and the patter of horses galloping freely through the morning mist. A warm breeze cascading through autumn's rustling trees and over the brush. Gleams of sunlight peeking through the soft clouds and into the windows of your cozy cabin. This is Magee Homestead at Brush Creek Ranch. Undoubtedly, one of the most spectacular 5 star luxury guest ranches you could ever dream of.

I recently went on a mother daughter trip with my youngest, to Peru. As we drove from the airport to the town of Urubamba in Peru, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. I knew it would be beautiful, and I knew we would enjoy ourselves. What I didn’t know, is how it would be one of my very favorite trips to date. One of the main reasons for this chart-topping trip, aside from the special time with my daughter, was our stay at the luxury boutique ranch in Peru’s Sacred Valley - Sol Y Luna. 

The ultra-luxe Africa specialist and Travel + Leisure #2 safari outfitter in the world, ROAR AFRICA, is now taking bookings for the Inaugural Flavors of a Rainbow Nation culinary and cultural journey. Hosted by ROAR AFRICA CEO and founder Deborah Calmeyer and acclaimed New York Chef Dan Kluger, this magical farm-to-table and safari experience offers a total immersion into the cuisine, culture and personality of South Africa.

Franschhoek Valley is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. Nestled into the vineyards here is the luxurious and beautifully decorated La Residence. Placed on a private 30-acre estate, each room is designed to feel as if it’s part of a royal home. Adding to the originality, hand-picked furniture and color schemes are carefully selected throughout. Expansive vineyard and mountain views grace just about every room and area of the property. Plus, wine. Need I say more?

If you're thinking of going to Africa, consider having ROAR AFRICA plan out and book your itinerary for you. They specialize in handcrafted Africa trips featuring the best guides, lodges and villas on the African continent. I recently worked with ROAR AFRICA to tour Cape Town and the Winelands, as well as go on safari in Kruger National Park. See the video and post >>>