Going on Safari? Pack These!
January 21st, 2011

I’ve been blogging a lot about safari’s and Africa lately. I’m getting very excited about potentially heading to Uganda in the spring/summer, and I am realizing a lot of the questions that travelers may have about visiting Africa and planning a safari. I thought I’d start with a general list of safari packing recommendations. While [...]

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Uganda’s Many Sides
January 19th, 2011

When I tell people that I am planning to visit Uganda this year, I’ll admit that often their first response is something along the lines of “where’s that”? I’ll also admit that when I first started studying it, I had to look it up on a map to find it’s exact location in East Africa. [...]

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Why I Went to Zimbabwe
March 22nd, 2010

My most recent blogs have featured destinations that most others aren’t – either destinations I’ve visited, or want to, that I feel are worth sharing with others. Last year, I went to southern Africa for 16 days and I couldn’t pass up the chance to go to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls can be seen [...]

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Africa’s Largest Island
January 18th, 2010

Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island, located in the Indian Ocean approximately 500 kilometers from Mozambique. This African nation carries a bit of a mystique, perhaps due to its location and incredible wildlife, many species which are indigenous to the island. If you’ve seen images of Madagascar on television or in movies, you’ve most [...]

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Destination of the Week – Cape Town
November 6th, 2009

A bustling harbor front, a downtown steeped in history and Table Mountain as a backdrop, Cape Town seems like a world unto itself. Throw in 761 kilometers of Garden route filled with wine country, coastal scenery, wildlife parks and outdoor activities and you could easily spend several weeks exploring this region. Spend the first day [...]

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Not Your Typical Island
September 1st, 2009

The current issue of Traveluxe (released today!)  is a Cruise & Island issue, in honor of the World’s Largest Cruise Night celebrated on October 14th.  However, some of the world’s greatest islands are not so traditional and won’t be found on too many cruise itineraries. Still, these islands deserve their due and since they didn’t [...]

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A Little Bit of Mist
April 2nd, 2009

A Little Bit of Mist   Victoria Falls was not a stop originally on our itinerary, but upon learning that it was our best option for reaching Chobe, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to add in an overnight and see the falls. I have been to Niagara quite a few times and visited [...]

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Close Encounters of the Elephant Kind
April 2nd, 2009

To access the Chobe area in northern Botswana, it’s easiest to fly into either Livingston, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We chose Zimbabwe for two reasons. First, the visa requirements were less stringent – you can get a visa upon arrival for Victoria Falls, where as you need one ahead of time (or at least [...]

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Disney Land Meets Las Vegas… In Africa
April 2nd, 2009

The first stop on our trip was in Sun City, South Africa. Every year the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) holds and International Destination Expo (IDE) in a different region of the world to educate travel agents on that region through educational seminars and first hand experience. This year, Sun City was the chosen [...]

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…
April 2nd, 2009

On Saturday, March 7th we eagerly loaded up our luggage on the shuttle from the Comfort Inn for the five minute ride to JFK airport (we’d taken a transfer up the night before and stayed overnight). We knew we were going to be early, but hoped we’d be able to check out bags in an [...]

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