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My solo tour of southern Africa started in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct, a privately developed urban neighborhood on the east side of Joburg’s CBD. Reminiscent of my hometown Detroit, this inner city community is coming back from years of decay and it’s …

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On Christmas day last year, I scored an amazing glitch fare of $278 to Johannesburg, South Africa. Soon after, I started making plans for an extended trip back to the Motherland. I decided to visit South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. Once I mapped out …

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Why Buy Travel Insurance If you’re like most people, you plan your perfect trip overseas and go, never thinking about what would happen if you suffered serious injuries far from home. Many naively think their U.S. health insurance policy will …

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Happy New Year!! As I reflect back on 2014,  I’m happy I was blessed to have another year of amazing travel adventures. In April, I journeyed to the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico. In June, I made my first …

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Yes, last year was good one and hopefully this year will be even better.... more

What to Pack for The Yacht Week

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Before The Yacht Week I had never even been on a yacht, much less spent a week on one. If you’re also a first-timer, then you’re probably wondering exactly what you should pack. My best advice is to pack lightly …

 

Ten Tips to Make the Best of The Yacht Week

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1.  Choose the Largest Yacht You Can Afford. Catamarans are a Yacht Week favorite. They’re big and they have lots of lounging space on deck, so they’re best for large groups on The Yacht Week. But, they’re also the priciest. …

 

The Yacht Week: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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I’d never heard of The Yacht Week (TYW), but when a friend invited me to join her 6-person crew, of course my ears perked up. How could a week of sun, sailing, and partying be anything but fun. Add to …

 

The Yacht Week Croatia 2014 (Part Two)

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Part One of my Yacht Week adventure ended with a Tuesday evening party in the middle of the sea. On Wednesday morning, we set sail for Hvar, also known as the St. Tropez of Croatia. We arrived around noon and …

 

Happy Thanksgiving

I’ll make this one short and sweet. This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for great family and friends, good health, freedom, and the ability to travel with my passport. That little blue book has opened up a whole new world for me …

 

The Yacht Week Croatia 2014 (Part One)

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After months of anticipation, the day finally arrived. At 7:00 am on a Saturday morning, I flew from Rome to Split, Croatia.  After exchanging some U.S. dollars to Kuna, the local currency, I took a cab to the Kastela Marina …