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Where Else to Go Podcast: Rwanda

After a bit of a hiatus, the Where Else to Go podcast is back, and in this episode I talk with Bret Love from Green Global Travel about Rwanda. If you’ve ever thought about visiting this African nation, perhaps visiting the gorillas or chimpanzees, you’ll want to listen to this episode.   Pin this to […]

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On Safari with a Toddler

  Taking a two year old on holiday is always a little daunting, even for the experienced traveler. No matter whether you are staying close to home or going long haul, successful holidays with pre-schoolers take precision planning. For our first holiday as a family, we decided to push the limits and go long haul, […]

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Less Seen African Beaches

Diani Beach, Kenya

Swaddled on its eastern flank by the warm touch of the Indian Ocean, and on its west edge by the grand swells of the Atlantic, Africa is more than equipped when it comes to glorious beaches. But beyond the obvious strips – along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, the well-trawled crescents of Morocco and Tunisia – […]

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Water Adventure Thrills in Cape Town

Great white shark in Cape Town South Africa

South Africa is known for many activities most notably wine and safaris.  However, in Cape Town, South Africa there are even more possibilities – some fantastic water experiences – particularly since the city sits near the exact spot where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet.  Folks often head to Cape Town for some downtime […]

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Travel Deal: African Safari at Value Luxury Price

lioness on african safari

There are plenty of times when I prefer an independent travel style, cobbling together an assortment of flight plans, accommodation arrangements, rental cars, and other odds and ends that might be needed.  But there are also times when I realize that leaving all that work to someone else not only saves me time, but also […]

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Namibia: Home to Wildlife & Extreme Sports

Etosha National Park in Namibia

When you’re thinking about places for an African safari, Namibia might not spring to the top of your mind, but after a little research you’ll realize that this coastal country offers a near perfect blend of wildlife eco-tourism and adventure.  Namibia is a major destination for visitors looking for a wildlife and eco-tourism experience, and […]

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Where to See Wildlife in Kenya

Elephant among the gnu in Kenya

When it comes to thinking about an African safari, Kenya usually figures prominently on the list.  There are plenty of day trips and sights to see in Kenya, although most safaris in Kenya center on one of the major areas, parks, or reserves. Amboseli National Park Formerly known as the Maasai Amboeli Game Reserve, this […]

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Mauritius Tempts Travelers with Beautiful Beaches

Sunrise_from_bel_mar_beach, Mauritius

If you like unusual and out-of-the way destinations, some place that most of your friends have never heard of, then put travel to Mauritius on your bucket list.  This island nation of the east coast of Madagascar is one that many people have never heard of, let alone thought about visiting. What does Mauritius have […]

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The East & West Bank of Luxor, Egypt

River cruising has become a popular option with cruise lovers, offering a smaller, more intimate experience, as well as the opportunity to visit destination not otherwise accessible by larger ships.  It’s also a way many novice travelers choose to visit more exotic locations, providing them with the security and comfort of luxury holidays while still […]

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Five Fun Facts for Friday: Mall of America, Minnesota

The Mall of America features 520 stores featuring leading designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes, the largest U.S. indoor theme park and many other leading family attractions, 50 restaurants, over 400 free annual events, two luxury on-site hotels, miniature golf, indoor zip line, and much, much more

The Mall of America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. About one billion people from around the world have […]

Enter to Win: Universal Orlando Resort Package

  UPDATE:  The contest has ended and Yulia (@thefoodiemiles) is the winner of this great Universal Orlando Resort vacation package. […]

Splish Splash: A Review of Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Last month I attended the media preview as well as the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s new water theme […]

5 Fun Facts for Friday: Irvine, California

Irvine, California, is located in the center of Orange County, just 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles […]