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Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

Johannesburg, one of the greenest cities in the world

If you ever think about how politics influences your travel, it’s probably because you want to avoid war or terrorism. I never imagined politicians could affect travel by making a currency so …

Solo Safaris

Solo Safaris

Africa lies waiting for you

If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll have noticed how the world tends to revolve around couples.

You’ll probably be hit by single room supplements unless you’re happy to stay in a hostel dormitory, and may …

Two Exclusive Game Reserves in South Africa

Two Exclusive Game Reserves in South Africa

Heading northwest, towards the Mozambique border, we left Wonderboom Airport (near Pretoria) via a chartered Cessna. Ninety minutes later we arrived at Cheetah Plains, a privately owned game reserve located within the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sands reserve, which itself shares a 50km …

Elephant Adventures

Elephant Adventures

A family photo at Mashatu in Botswana

At least 100 elephant are slowly shuffling past our vehicle. They come pouring into the dry riverbed towards us, first appearing over the left bank, then over the right. An elephant traffic jam forms …

“Hunting” The Perfect Safari

“Hunting” The Perfect Safari

As part of a larger seven-month trip around the world, my boyfriend and I knew we wanted to complete an African safari somewhere along the way. But where? How? I wondered where to start and how to budget for something …

Leopard sir, or would you rather have a lion?

Leopard sir, or would you rather have a lion?

A traffic jam of rhino

There’s an exciting moment whenever you set off on a game drive and the ranger asks what you’d like to see.
It always makes me laugh, as if this khaki-clad Dr Doolittle can conjure up …

Going green (really green) on the Emerald Isle for St. Patty’s Day

Going green (really green) on the Emerald Isle for St. Patty’s Day

As Ireland’s national holiday approaches, visions of all things green will sweep over the island, as well as fill the minds of Irish descendents spread across the globe, many of whom make pilgrimages back to their motherland on the ever-popular …

Backwater Botswana: Palapye

Backwater Botswana: Palapye

Children Playing Soccer in Palapye
Children Playing Soccer in Palapye

Botswana, with a population of just over 2 million people, is one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. If it were a person, standing next to South Africa, boasting nearly 25 times …

Kayaking with Killer Whales in Johnstone Strait

Kayaking with Killer Whales in Johnstone Strait

kayaking with killer whales
You often hear the orcas before you spot them.

Johnstone Strait, a deep glacier carved passage running between the east coast of Vancouver Island and the west coast of British Columbia mainland, is one of the best places in the …

Aruba: One Happy Family-Friendly Island!

Aruba: One Happy Family-Friendly Island!

DePalm Island’s mammoth blue parrot fish.

If you’re considering a tropical beach vacation for your summer family holiday, but were wondering if the tropics might get too scorching hot, think again. Though some islands are victims of changing seasons, Aruba …

Snorkeling in St. Thomas, the U. S. Virgin Island

Snorkeling in St. Thomas, the U. S. Virgin Island

U.S. Virgian Islands. (map used with permission from Wikimedia Commons)

Strewn like three bright, emerald colored jewels in the Caribbean Sea, the three U.S. Virgin Islands of St. John, St. Croix and St.Thomas provide a variety of activities for the …

A Regal Home for Cats in Rome

A Regal Home for Cats in Rome

Photo courtesy of Rocco: www.runningronin.com

Rome has many famous historical squares but Largo di Torre Argentina is particularly unique for many reasons. It is probably best known as the spot where Julius Caesar is believed to have been killed in …

Tips for a Successful Visit to Yellowstone

Tips for a Successful Visit to Yellowstone

Location is the most important factor when you’re looking to buy real estate. But when you’re looking to visit Yellowstone National Park, one of the most popular chunks of real estate on earth, timing is critical.

As the world’s oldest …

Introducing Iquitos

Introducing Iquitos

Busy Iquitos motocarro traffic

Tourists tend to choose Colombia or Brazil over Peru as their preferred jungle getaway, but Iquitos is definitely worth a visit. And since the Amazon has recently made the provincial list of the New Seven Natural

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