Uber practical, this zipper top bag is great for work or heading out for day trips, with two deep pockets on the outside to cache your phone and necessaries. Virtually indestructible, with the trademark waterproof waxed canvas, heavy-duty distressed leather, and antique hardware.
Dimensions: Width: 13.5 in wide Height: 11.5 in tall Depth: 3.5 in deep Pocket height: 6.5 in tall Pocket Width: 7 in wide Removable crossbody strap: 35” - 42”
*Please remember not to wash your waxed canvas in a washing machine. Spot clean gently, and remember that every mark tells your story!
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COWGIRLS & PIRATES
the modern africa safari
Travel to Africa and Beyond
reinventing the safari because we recognize that people are part of nature
There are no new stories, just new ways of telling them.
Cowgirls & Pirates was inspired by stories. One was John Muir's, a farm boy who arrived in California in the late 1800s, a mere pit stop before heading to the Amazon. Now we'd affectionately call him a Dirt Bag, the sort of scruffy, highly intelligent, mildly maladjusted young man you meet in Joshua Tree or Missoula.
Muir never made it to the Amazon. Instead, as his biographer Michael Cohen writes, he found his “method of study” in California's Yosemite Valley. Muir went on to co-found the Sierra Club.
"I have run wild," he wrote. "As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.”
Another inspiration? Jackson Looseyia, a Maasai warrior who learned to track animals from his father, a famous hunter - and poacher. As a TV personality and blogger, Looseyia bridges the old and new, reminding us, as Muir did, that we are not separate from nature but connected to it in ways that are both quotidian and profound.
jackson looseyia's story
The Maasai Mara: Then and Now
The Difference: People
Cowgirls & Pirates was founded by environmental writer Susan Zakin. In 2001, she applied for a fellowship in Madagascar. Her French was rudimentary and the only guidebook written in English described broken-down buses and strange diseases. It took a long night of tequila and karaoke, but she said OK.
Madagascar changed her life. A decade later, she founded Cowgirls & Pirates to share those mind-expanding experiences.
Now, more than ever, we need to think globally.
Conservation Pioneer: Garth Owen-Smith
The winner of Prince William's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award talks about his work in Namibia's rugged Kaokoveld desert
We're honored to offer an Africa safari in Namibia with Owen-Smith and his partner, Maggie Jacobsohn, who are developing an ecotourism business wholly owned by the Himba people.
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