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A Day Trip to Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

Mozambique is a beautiful country filled with warm people, incredible wildlife and stunning nature. Most visitors will go to experience the urban culture of Maputo, the wildlife of the Niassa Reserve or the idyllic beaches of Vilanculos, but there is another place worth visiting in Mozambique. The tiny beach town of Ponta do Ouro lays just across […]

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Sable in Truck

Darting Sable Antelope from a Speeding Helicopter

It felt like we were flying a hundred miles an hour. That’s probably because the helicopter had no doors. And we were only about 50 feet above the ground.  Below us, a 500 pound sable antelope was running as fast as it could. It thought it was running for its life, but really we were […]

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Flying in a 1930’s de Havilland Tiger Moth Open-Cockpit Aircraft

I’ve flown in everything from a four passenger Cessna to a 450 passenger Boeing 777 but I had never experienced the wind-in-my-hair ecstasy of an open-cockpit before climbing aboard a 1930’s de Havilland Tiger Moth at Johannesburg’s Rand Airport. While having a drink at the Harvard Cafe, I watched the planes come and go waiting […]

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Icelandic Countryside

16 Beautiful Sunsets from Around the World

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? Watching one can be one of the most memorable parts of a trip. Especially watching one with good friends and a drink in hand. I’ve been lucky enough to see some really beautiful sunsets in my travels. Although the sun is always the same, it’s amazing how different a […]

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Yours truly contemplating life from inside Nelson Mandela's prison cell

Visiting Robben Island and Mandela’s Prison Cell

With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, people are more eager than ever to visit the locations in South Africa that played a major role in his life. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison and 18 of these years were on Robben Island. Visiting Robben Island can be one of the most eye-opening experiences […]

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Flowers adorn Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg

Mourning Mandela’s Death by Celebrating His Life

Thursday night the world received some very sad news. Nelson Mandela had passed away at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 95. This is something I had been anticipating for some time. In fact, I was certain it would happen last June when I was in South Africa and he had been admitted […]

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How to Visit a Diamond Mine

While traveling in South Africa, I had the unique opportunity to visit a working diamond mine. The Premier Mine (also known as the Cullinan Mine) is the only working diamond mine in the entire world that you can actually visit.  Located just 25 miles east of Pretoria, it takes about an hour to reach the […]

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Foreign Currency Collection

The 10 Most Interesting Foreign Currencies

Over the years we have been fortunate enough to visit some pretty interesting places.  In the beginning, we were eager to buy stuff everywhere we went.  But over time we’ve come to value different things and often don’t bring anything back at all anymore.  One souvenir we almost always do keep is a bit of […]

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