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Since I’m the ultimate travel junkie, waiting for my next big trip is always hard.  I usually bide the time reading about destinations, looking at beautiful photos, and reading inspiring travel quotes.  Here are 20 of my all-time favorites (I …

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Elmina Castle was built as a trading post by the Portuguese in 1482. Its lower chambers were originally used to store gold and other commodities before shipment to Europe. Centuries later, it became a hub for the trans-Atlantic slave trade …

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I ended my trip to South Africa with a safari at Kirkman’s Kamp, an And Beyond property in the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve.  We drove there from Nelspruit (about 2 hours away) and arrived around 2:00 p.m.   We were …

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My absolute favorite place in Mexico is Cabo San Lucas. I first went about 10 years ago and fell in love with the culture, natural beauty, and fun atmosphere.  I’ve been back numerous times since then, most recently in July 2013, …

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My Day in Soweto

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I arrived on Johannesburg (Joburg) on a Friday night and early the next morning, took a tour of Soweto (an acronym for South West Townships) with Imbizo Tours. The owner Mandy, a longtime Soweto resident and the first black female …

 

Robben Island

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Nelson Mandela is one of my personal heroes.  So needless to say, my trip to Cape Town had to include a visit to Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for fighting against apartheid.  Little did I …

 

My Escape to Alcatraz

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I ended my trip along the Pacific Coast Highway with a stop in San Francisco.  During my time there, I visited Alcatraz Island, the former federal prison nicknamed the Rock.  As we left from Pier 33 for the 15 minute …

 

Sudwala Caves: Nelspruit, South Africa

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I stopped in Nelspruit for a couple of days on the way up to the Kruger National Park area. I had fully intended to drive the Panorama Route up to Blyde River Canyon, and along the way do some white …

 

My Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

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Cape Town is a beautiful, modern city with a diversity of people, landscapes, and activities. The New York Times recently named Cape Town as its top city to visit in 2014 and I certainly agree. Here’s my list of the …

 

The Suite Life in Las Vegas

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Sin City was the chosen locale for my sister’s recent  40th Birthday/Girls weekend.  We arrived on Thursday and partied every night until our Sunday departure.  Since as they say — what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — this post …