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Patti Morrow is an adventure travel writer, blogger and photographer. Her focus is on Baby Boomer travel, beaches, and adventure.
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Meru National Park: Elsa’s Kopje, Kenya

One of our favorite camps during our Kenya safari holidays was Elsa’s Kopje in Meru National Park. Located about 220 miles northeast of Nairobi, guests can either drive or take a small commuter plane to get to Meru. We chose to fly and were greeted by Aikiba, who was to be our personal guide during […]

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Masai Mara Safari Travel Tips | Luggage and Lipstick

Masai Mara (also known as Maasai Mara or simply “the Mara” as locals call it) is one of the most well-known national parks in Kenya and the world over. And to be quite honest, a Masai Mara safari is usually one of the top places on any Kenya safari itinerary and for good reason too! […]

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Safari Animals: 21 Types of Wildlife to See in Kenya

Kenya has attracted explorers for centuries, and even more so after the release of the movie Out of Africa depicting the life of Karen Blixen in Nairobi. Renowned for its savannas, rugged mountains, and vivid Maasai culture, it’s the safari animals that add the sense of adventure to one of the world’s most fascinating travel […]

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Stylish Safari Clothes & Complete Kenya Safari Packing Guide

About a month before I was to leave for my Kenya safari holidays, I realized I didn’t have any of the safari clothes that were recommended by the Elewana Collection, my travel host. Khaki, tan, gray, beige, olive green? Um, no. My wardrobe has always consisted of bright colors, vivid florals, and crazy patterns. Perhaps […]

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Zanzibar Beaches, Activities, and Complete Travel Guide

Zanzibar at a Glance The epitome of exotic, Zanzibar has captured the imaginations of explorers for centuries. Known in local dialect as Unguja, Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago in the India Ocean, just 15 miles off the coast of East Africa known as the Swahili Coast. It’s generally visited by people who are already in […]

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Things to Do in Northern England: 10 Must-See Places

Many visitors to England never venture further than the outer limits of London, intrigued by the hustle and bustle of the capital. However, if you stray further, you will discover an entirely different side of the country – and there is certainly no shortage of things to do in Northern England. You’ll be trading in […]

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Best Czech Castles: 10 Must-See Masterpieces

The Czech Republic is known for its well-preserved fairytale castles, dating back to medieval times and ruled by a myriad of Bohemian monarchs and nobles. Scattered throughout the countryside, filled with opulence and/or fortification, here are the best Czech castles to see when you visit that fascinating country. 1. Prague Castle Prague, the capital of […]

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Lloret de Mar: Things to Do | Costa Brava Beach Towns

Lloret de Mar is a popular coastal vacation destination on the rugged Costa Brava coast of Spain.  Approximately halfway between Barcelona and the French border, it’s one of the Mediterranean’s most popular resorts – a diversified fusion of beach town chaos and nightlife with nature, history, and stunning sea views.  Its history dates back to […]

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10 Things to Do in Beaufort SC

Beaufort (pronounced “byoo-furt,” not “bo-fort”), on the South Carolina coast, is called the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands” for good reason. Ranked by Livability as one of the Top 100 Small Towns in 2015, Beaufort has everything needed to attract couples, families, or solo travelers – pristine beaches, charming antebellum downtown, rich history, Gullah […]

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Tour Merida: Ultimate Guide to the Best Yucatan City

Mérida is one of Mexico’s greatest cultural cities with a rich Mayan heritage. As the capital and center of the Yucatan, this thriving Mayan city also serves as the best hub to explore the nearby colorful colonial-era cities, beautiful tropical beaches, cenotes, and ancient Mayan ruins, all within a two-hour drive in any direction. Twice […]

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