Category Archives: Botswana

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Donates 10,000 Books to Charity

This year Travels with Gannon & Wyatt truly embraced the holiday spirit, donating over 10,000 books to various children’s charities around the country! Recipients of the donated books included the YMCA, Operation Paperback and Mindful Warriors (U.S. Military families), Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and Betterworld Books, among others. We are so grateful to these […]

Soul of the Elephant

Released in 2015, Soul of the Elephant is the 16th movie by the award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The adventurous couple has been making films, protecting wildlife, and preserving habitat in Botswana for over 30 years. We are big fans of the Jouberts. Their films, photography and dedication to conservation inspired us before we traveled […]

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Authors Visiting Schools Across America!

Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet visit elementary and middle schools across the country. Conducting research for this adventure series, Wheeler and Hemstreet have traveled to the far corners of the globe. During school visits, the authors tell captivating stories, discuss the writing process, read an excerpt from one of the books, show photos and video from around the world, and explain to students the importance of reading and writing.

Going on Safari in Botswana

Botswana has some of the most diverse wildlife in Africa. Almost 40% of the country is preserved just for the animals. They roam free on the uninhabited land and visitors come to experience them in their natural habitat without disturbing them while on safari in Botswana. There are about 200,000 elephants in Botswana, more than […]

3 Interesting Facts About Botswana

Our very first adventure took us to Botswana, a beautiful country located in South Africa with more than 2 million residents. Here are some of the fun and interesting facts that we learned. 3 Interesting Facts About Botswana 1. Elephants In South Africa, Botswana has the largest elephant population and the average African elephant lives […]

Author Tour Stops in Moore Oklahoma to Make Meaningful Donation

Patti Wheeler and I have been traveling the country, speaking at schools, conferences and bookstores in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and Connecticut. We could not be happier with the enthusiastic response we’ve received from students, teachers and parents alike, and want to thank everyone for their support! During our stop in Moore, Oklahoma, Patti donated […]

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Wins National Outdoor Book Award

This just in: Travels with Gannon & Wyatt Botswana is the winner of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Award! NOBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the best in outdoor writing. According to the website, “NOBA is the outdoor world’s largest and most prestigious book award program.” Judges include authors, journalists, academics, book reviewers, […]