Hiking Mount Ascutney, Vermont

Caroline and I hiked up Mount Ascutney a couple of weeks ago. It was the first mountain we climbed after our wedding and I think it’s fair to say that we were both in better shape before the wedding. Weeks of preparations and celebrations didn’t exactly allow us to work out or hike and stay in shape.

Mount Ascutney is located in eastern Vermont, near the town of Windsor and quite close to Saint-Gaudens. (Remember we were there for Memorial Day?) The mountain is in fact visible from that historic site across the New Hampshire border.

West Peak Vista, Mount Ascutney in Vermont.

View from the West Peak

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Botswana’s Top 5 Luxury Tented Safari Camps

Botswana is the home of luxury safaris – there are two main types of luxury safari properties here, some that are tented and some that are lodges. We usually recommend a mixture of both. Most of Botswana’s tented camps are very permanent in feel with raised decking for floors, permanent lavish bathrooms and a very solid feel – you simply have canvas above you and surrounding you, making it all feel exceptionally romantic. Here we go through Botswana’s top five luxury tented safari camps:

1. San Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans

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