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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.   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 five animal safaris, South Africa should be on every travelgirl’s bucket list. I’m […]

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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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Unforgettable Cape Town. Exclusive, Discrete Luxury at the Ellerman House

Unforgettable Cape Town. Exclusive, Discrete Luxury at the Ellerman House

Are we having a “deja vu” of the Amalfi Coast or the Cote d’Azur , my husband and I asked ourselves as  we walked into the Ellerman House, a Cape Town luxury hotel. Our arrival was discrete. There are no signs outside Edwardian-era mansion in a “billionaire’s residential neighborhood of Bantry Bay (home to some of […]

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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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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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