My Dad would call the inspiration for building this website and writing this blog as a “two-fa.”
I was inspired by wanting to trumpet the incredible good fortune of my brother Mark for winning a five star Safari in South Africa and I had an opportunity to pay tribute to my all-time favorite author, Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway’s stories of adventure to Africa and beyond led to a lifetime love of reading and I have a degree in literature and background in journalism in large part to his influence.
While I’m not sure if a safari to South Africa is in my future, it’s on my bucket list.
Until then I’ll be living vicariously through Mark and Missy, who were lucky enough to go.
All photographs courtesy of Mark Katon