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Volunteer vacations for a day.

Volunteer vacations for a day.

Volunteer Vacations Many tourists hunt for a meaningful service project overseas, however, most volunteer vacations are for a week or longer. Family Vacations What do you do with three teenage kids in Cambodia? Anthony Damaschino found a unique opportunity for his family to volunteer with Give A Day Global. They made all the arrangements for […]

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South Africa Standouts

South Africa Standouts

  South Africa is seductive; it is wild; it is a photographer’s paradise, a gourmet’s Valhalla, an adventurer’s Utopia.   Story and photos by Marybeth Bond. Article first appeared in Travelgirl Magazine.  From the dazzling city of Cape Town, curled around the base of a 3,500-foot-high Table Mountain, to the mountainous Winelands, to five-star, big […]

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Travel With Teens. Tips and best vacations.

Travel With Teens. Tips and best vacations.

Why Travel With Teens? Attitude with a capital A, sullen silence and mono-syllabic conversations are only half the fun of traveling with teens. Add to this the pungent aroma of smelly socks (travel with teenage boys), or being locked out of the bathroom for hours (travel with teenage girls) and you might wonder if family […]

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Family Safari in Africa

Family Safari in Africa

The noise was wild and untamed—the primeval voice of Africa herself. The full-chested roars of two male lions echoed across the plain, striking terror into their prey and pumping adrenaline into our veins. Nine-year old Annalyse slipped her tiny hand into mine and squeezed it. I squeezed back with a sweaty palm. Naturally our first […]

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Safari Adventure in South Africa

Safari Adventure in South Africa

On an exploratory adventure to the Northern Cape, a few months ago, I hunted for lions with a bushman guide and tracked rare white rhinos, on foot, in the Kalahari.  The landscape is a dramatic mosaic of rugged mountains, deeply incised valleys and rolling terrain of Bushman grass and blisteringly hot red sand dunes. I […]

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Woman to Woman in Marrakech

Woman to Woman in Marrakech

Learning to shed extra baggage is a mother’s dilemma. My career involves frequent travel and often for extended periods, making me  vulnerable to self-doubt and guilt.  I questioned about my role as a parent. Was I a good mother? A good enough mother? Was my babysitter the best available? Did my husband resent the extra […]

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Ecotourism in South Africa

Ecotourism in South Africa

  Ecotourism Making an Impact: Minimum Footprint Perspective In 1920, there were an estimated 120 elephants left in the whole of South Africa. Today, Kruger National Park alone has over 9,000 elephants and 20,000 buffaloes. There are many success stories about conservation and rehabilitation of wildlife in South Africa. The white rhino has also been […]

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African Safari – The Great Rift Valley

African Safari – The Great Rift Valley

The noise was wild and untamed — the primeval voice of Africa herself. The full-chested roars of two male lions echoed across the plain, striking terror into their prey and pumping adrenaline into our veins. Nine-year old Annalyse slipped her tiny hand into mine and squeezed it. I squeezed back with a sweaty palm. Naturally […]

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Training for Kilimanjaro

Training for Kilimanjaro

Our friends at Thomson Safaris interview Marcus Shapiro, the founder and CEO of Fit For Trips Q: What are some of the concerns your clients have before climbing Kilimanjaro? A: I commonly get asked about altitude. Although altitude issues can affect anyone, being properly fit can help Kili climbers deal with many of the discomforts […]

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Reintroducing Rhino in Serengeti National Park

Reintroducing Rhino in Serengeti National Park

From our friend Ali Riley at Thomson Safaris With its sturdy build, menacing horn and impenetrable hide, it is hard to imagine that the fate of the rhinoceros – one of the iconic Big Five – hangs in such a delicate balance. Over the past several decades, the rhino population in the Serengeti ecosystem has […]

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