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Madagascar Holidays: Guide to the North Coast of Madagascar

People are fascinated when we say we’ve been to Madagascar. There’s something familiar, yet wildly exotic about the African island.  Everyone has heard of it, but few have been to it.  They’re intrigued, as was I.  Our Madagascar holidays were quite memorable. Geography Floating in the Indian Ocean just off the east coast of Africa, […]

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Nosy Iranja: The Prettiest Beach You’ve Never Heard Of

“Nosy Iranja is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen,” Kary proclaimed. That was saying something. We’d just left the Seychelles where we’d soaked in the crystal aquamarine water of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue, shadowed by the towering, otherworldly granite boulders – a tropical scene that has graced the pages of so many […]

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Mauritius Packages: 10 Best Things to See in Mauritius

Once thought of as primarily a honeymoon destination, visitors have discovered the stunning nature and activities of Mauritius. The landscape of this island in the Indian Ocean is incredibly diverse. From the sugar-sand beaches, tropical reefs and impossibly blue lagoons ringing the island, to the majesty of the towering mountain ranges and basalt cliffs, Mauritius […]

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Reunion Island Tours: Things to Do in Reunion Island

Most Americans are unfamiliar with Réunion.  Officially one of the four overseas departments (regions) of France, Reunion Island is a tiny, three-million-year-old volcanic island, in the Indian Ocean, just off the east coast of Madagascar.   Its close neighbor to the west is the island of Mauritius. Inhabited since the 16th-century when people from France and […]

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9 Adventurous Activities in Cape Town. The Last One Will Blow You Away

Cape Town, also known as “the Mother City” of South Africa, finds itself on several “places to visit” lists for 2014. And for good reason. It’s an exciting city, with lots of adventures and amusements. You’ll never run out of adventurous activities in Cape Town! Hike to the Top of Lion’s Head Lion’s Head is […]

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Here’s How I Tamed Lion’s Head Cape Town

“This must be one of the most beautiful views in the world,” I suggested to my brother, Steve. I stood precariously on a precipice taking in the iconic view of Table Bay and the Mother City – Cape Town, South Africa. I walked just a few steps to the other side of the abyss and […]

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Surviving My Life-Changing South Africa Car Accident

On May 11, my brother Steve and I arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. I had several confirmed travel writing assignments and Steve was going to shoot the photos and videos. We had a few fun days exploring downtown and Sea Point, and we hiked to the top of Lion’s Head where we were rewarded with […]

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Places to Visit in Egypt…When Western Women Were Welcomed

It was one of those milestone birthdays, over ten years ago. One of those times when you want to do something unique that will provide a lifetime of memories. Some call such places a “bucket list.” For a long time, Egypt had been at the top of mine. And so I took off from that […]

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