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Beaches in Bora Bora, Bungalows & Adventures

To most, a Bora Bora holiday conjures up images of an exotic palm-fringed, sugar-sand paradise with overwater bungalows somewhere out in the middle of the South Seas, mostly visited by starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely adventure beyond their resort. Beaches in Bora Bora are considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. While […]

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Seychelles Best Beaches and Activities

Shimmering turquoise surf gently lapping onto the shore, a tall coconut palm stretching out precipitously over the water, and craggy limestone boulders reaching into the periwinkle-blue sky. This is what you’ll find on the Seychelles best beaches and one of the reasons why the Seychelles is also known as “the Garden of Eden.” I’ve been […]

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Doha City Tour: 10 Best Things to Do in Doha, Qatar

As part of my recent trip to Kenya, I chose to take a 24-hour layover in Qatar so I could do a Doha city tour. I’d done a similar thing in Dubai a year ago and loved having the opportunity to explore a bit of the Middle East without adding the additional expense. My Doha […]

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Beach Items: The Only Beach Vacation Packing List You’ll EVER Need!

If you’ve been reading my articles here and in print magazines for the last ten years, you’ll know that I’ve been on a quest to find the most beautiful beach in the world for about all of my adult life. After visiting some of the most amazing tropical paradise beaches such as Bora Bora, Seychelles, […]

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Mahe Tourist Places: Seychelles Road Trip, Beaches and Attractions!

Tired and dejected after a delayed flight that caused us to miss our Costa Cruise Indian Ocean embark with a forced detour to Mahé, we arrived at our last-minute boutique hotel around midnight. The night air was black as ink and thick with dew. Dragging our luggage up the stairs, we plopped onto the comfy, […]

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11 Castles in Lithuania That Will Amaze You

One of the best things you should do when you happen to find yourself in Lithuania is to visit as many castles as you can. These castles have a rich history surrounding them, so getting to know Lithuania will always include several visits to these monuments of heritage. In ancient times, Lithuanian castles were made […]

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Samburu Tribe: An Eye-Opening Visit to a Samburu Village, Kenya

A subset of the Maasai, the Samburu tribe are semi-nomadic pastoralists in north-central Kenya. We had an opportunity to have a private tour of a small village while we were in with the Elewana Collection in the Loisaba Wildlife Conservancy. The tribal people were generally very friendly, and the visit, while fascinating was an eye-opening […]

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Traditional Kenyan Food: 10 Delicious Kenyan Dishes (Plus Drinks!)

Traditional Kenyan food is influenced, in part, by its African landscape. Cuisine on the east coast is infused with Hindu, Indian and Arab flair, due to their presence during the Colonial era. Alternatively, inland, the traditional styles of the indigenous tribal herdsmen have had their own band of influences. Each area of the country stamps […]

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Nairobi City Tour: Top Things to Do in Nairobi

Nairobi is one of those intriguing cities that is constantly depicted in both fictional movies as well as real-time media reports. From the romanticized allure of Karen Blixen’s book and movie, Out of Africa, to the chaos and propensity for in this city of extremes, Nairobi is trendy and edgy and worth exploring. Contained in […]

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Loisaba Tented Camp and Wilderness Safari, Kenya

Sitting on an artistically carved bench on an escarpment overlooking 56,000 acres of the pristine Laikipia savanna, I feel like I can see all of Africa on the horizon. I can hear elephants in the distance and a dik-dik – the tiniest antelope on the planet, darts across the path just off to my right. […]

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