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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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South Africa Sabi Sabi Leopard

Where to See Leopards in the Wild

Seeing leopards in the wild is a challenge.  The leopard often climbs high into trees to rest or to eat their kill and also often travels alone. Even in a safari-rich destination like South Africa, a sighting is rare. On our recent trip to South Africa, we stayed at Sabi Sabi which is actually known as […]

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Riding across the shallow waters of Nordhoek beach

Horseback Riding on the Beach in the Most Beautiful Place on Earth

There is no doubt that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  This wasn’t news to me at all, but I had thought that I had seen how beautiful Cape Town could be.  I thought I had seen it all.  I was very wrong.  One morning, after breakfast at The […]

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Hot Air Ballooning in South Africa

I absolutely love to fly.  It’s my favorite activity and it doesn’t even matter the conveyance.  I love long airplane rides – seriously, bring them on – helicopters, hang-gliders, microlights, whatever you got – bring ’em on.  But there is something truly special about a hot air balloon ride and something even more special about […]

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Spices for Sale at Durban's Victoria Street Market

The Top 10 Street Markets, Bazaars and Souks in the World

Exploring street markets can be the highlight of any destination and I’ve been lucky enough to explore my fair share from around the world.  The following are my top ten favorites and they span the globe from South East Asia to Africa to the Middle East and Australia.  Have you been to a market that […]

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