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2 Weeks in Kenya and Tanzania with G Adventures

For the first time ever, I took a group tour. I did a 10 day overland safari through Kenya and Tanzania with G Adventures that took us from Nairobi to the Masai Mara, through the heart of the Serengeti, and down into the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. If you’re wondering what approximately 2 weeks in Kenya and Tanzania looks …

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What You Should Know Before You Travel to Zimbabwe

Have you ever been confronted by street hawkers trying to sell you stuff? Have you ever been chased down the street by said hawker as he drops the price more and more until he offers to give you everything he has for $1 US? Welcome to Zimbabwe. To be fair, Zimbabwe has made great progress …

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Flying Above Victoria Falls

What do you get when you mix an aerophobe in with a helicopter, a camera and Victoria Falls? A terrified photographer who gets some amazing shots.   Husband and I had a free afternoon in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We originally booked spots on Lion Encounter where you can walk with lion cubs and take photos …

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Finding the Big Five in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

When on safari in Africa, all travelers hope to see the Big Five. The term “Big Five” was created by the big-game hunting industry, and it refers to the five most difficult African animals to hunt on foot. These days the safari industry has adopted the “Big Five” as a marketing phrase, and it definitely …

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Never Make a Bucket List

The bucket list. Presumably everyone has one, in varying states of completion. A bucket list is, quite simply, a list of things you want to do before you die, a.k.a. “kick the bucket”, goals you are deferring to a later date and time. I am here to tell you one thing: never make a bucket …

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Diving With Great White Sharks in South Africa

A few years ago I went diving with great white sharks in Australia and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. When we planned our Cape Town itinerary, I knew I had to go diving with great white sharks there as well. Our tour left out of Gansbaai, South Africa which is most well known for …

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