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Tasting the Most Expensive Coffee in the World

The production of Luwak Coffee is unique and intriguing. It involves a civet, a small mammal native to Indonesia, that eats ripe coffee cherries. The cherries undergo fermentation in the civet’s digestive system before they are excreted as beans.…

Luxury African Safari with Shutter Tours

What to Expect on a Luxury African Safari

As a child, I always had this vision of going to Africa and experiencing wild animals in their natural habitat. I could see myself wearing a pith hat and boots in an open vehicle as untamed Africa unfolded in…

Roosters in Bali

Taking a Walk in A Bali Village

Linda and I stayed at the Matahari Villas in Ubud and it was located in a small village right up against the rice patties. Every morning we would wake up and see the workers in the fields, the mountains…

Terry's first taste of Durian

Terry’s First Taste of Durian

Durian is a combination of garlic, dirty socks, sweet taste and feels like butter. Definitely worth trying for a true balinese experience of the King Fruit.…

Corn Vendor Gili Islands

Motar Has the Best Corn in the Gili Islands

Motar had a wonderful smile and not only that, made probably the best corn I have ever eaten, in the Gili Islands. He was a good sport with my interactions, so if you ever go there, check him out.…


Positano, Italy

Tracy and I really enjoyed our visit to both Capri and Positano. Positano is a small town located on the Amalfi Coast in the Campania region of Italy. The town is known for its picturesque setting, with colorful houses…

Maasai Matriarch
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Portraits of Maasai

As my photography has evolved I find that I mostly gravitate to taking photos of people. Whether it’s the streets of Seattle doing street photography or while being a tour leader in Tanzania and visiting the amazing people that…

Leopard in a Sausage tree in Tanzania By Terry Divyak

Leopard in a Sausage Tree

Back in March I was a tour leader on a private tour to Tanzania and I’m always amazed what world class guides can see while on Safari that many of us would completely miss. This sausage tree (Yes it’s…

Best Mexican Coffee by Terry Divyak

Best Mexican Coffee Ever

Traveling has been far and few between, but when Tracy invited me to Mexico to Cabo San Lucas to hang out for some time, it was an immediate yes for me. We now live three states away from each…