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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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Book Review: Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries

Book Africas Top Wildlife Countries

On my list of “travel experiences before I die,” a safari figures prominently.  It’s always seemed like one of those once-in-a-lifetime vacations.  Lately I’ve been committed to getting through a lot of experiences on my “bucket list” and the safari keeps moving up the list. That’s part of the reason why I was so excited […]

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Books to Read on Your Next Flight

In honor of World Book Day, I’m updating my progress in the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge – and in […]

A Dozen Gardens From Around the World

Since the flowers in my garden are not terribly impressive yet - things will be in full color in another few weeks - I turned to some of my blogger friends to get a take on some of their favorite gardens around the world. I selected a dozen of them, one for each month of the year, and hope you can work a visit into one of them during your next vacation.

The days are getting longer, and with flowers blooming in the yard along with a few peeks of the sun […]

Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Today, March 3rd, is UN World Wildlife Day. The UN General Assembly made this proclamation four years ago as a […]

Sail off on a Viking Homelands Cruise

I know that lots of you still haven’t made your big vacation plans for the year. Last year I took […]