The Garden Route – South Africa

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Tweet After our visit to Oudtshoorn, we made our way through the Garden Route of South Africa.  The Garden Route is a popular scenic route in the southwestern part of South Africa, stretching from Heidelburg to Storms River. The climate is …

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Ostriches and Caves in Oudtshoorn

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Tweet Have you ever wondered what it is like to ride on an ostrich?  Squeeze through tight passageways in underground caves?  Or take a scenic drive along the arid landscape? Well, we had a chance to do all three in the town of Oudtshoorn (located …

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5 Extreme Sports to Try in Africa

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Tweet When you think of Africa, you probably think of the many safaris and the villages you could visit.  But did you ever think about the extreme sports in Africa?  Africa has the beautiful wildlife and scenery, but it also …

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Preparing for a long camping tour in Africa

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Tweet I am only a few days away from my 45-day camping tour and I am excited and anxious at the same time.  I have booked a trip with Intrepid Travel for a camping tour from Nairobi, Kenya to Cape …

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Weekend Trip Mini-guide: South Lake Tahoe in the Summer

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Tweet Lake Tahoe, a fresh water lake shared between California and Nevada, offers visitors summer and winter outdoor pursuits.  The crystal clear waters glitter with the sun’s touch.  Different hues of blue appear as the gradient level of water increases.  …

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Top 10 Highlights of My 51-Day Trip in South America

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Tweet Imagine hearing samba music in the distance.  The drums. The rhythmic beat.  Just listening to the music sounds exotic.  Samba is very popular in Brazil, but the seductive dance moves are prevalent in many countries in South America.  From the Andes …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

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Tweet My last destination of South America was Rio de Janeiro (“Rio”), Brazil and I found this city to be the perfect end to my travels.  As I relaxed on the beaches, Barry Manilow’s song “Copacabana” was the first tune …

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Hiking in El Chalten

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Tweet After seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier, our next stop in our adventure was El Chalten, Argentina.  El Chalten is located about 3 hours away from El Calafate, Argentina and is known as the trekking capital of Argentina. There were …

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