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Join us in South Africa – May 2016!

We’re going back to South Africa! And you can come along. We’ll be hosting a very special small-group trip to South Africa from the 7th to the 15th of May 2016 (with optional pre-trip add-on starting on May 4th and post-trip ending May 19th) to experience the incredible adventure experiences, wildlife and natural beauty of the rainbow nation. This very special itinerary is the […]

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Masterful BBQ taking place at Joe's Butchery in Alexandra Township

Lunch at Joe’s Butchery in Alexandra Township

People think African townships are scary places. They think they’re dangerous and need to be avoided. If you know anything about me, you know that I don’t buy into that sort of hype. It’s not that I am irresponsible and go to dangerous places, it’s just that often the places that people think are too […]

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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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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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