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Madagascar Unmasked: Wildlife, Nature and Beautiful People

// There are few places as remote and wild as Madagascar, and even fewer that offer such fulfilling and authentic travel experiences. La Grand Île (as it is known in French, meaning the big island) is like nowhere else on Earth: it is home to a unique group of endemic animals and plants which had [...]

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Greetings from the Paradisical Island of Mauritius!

Belle Mare beach, Mauritius

Here’s a quick update to let you guys know that I’ve found paradise! An emerald isle found in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is all that I’d imagine it to be, and more. Surrounded by turquoise sea and cluttered with luscious green rainforests, this tropical island is packed with plenty of surprises. Since [...]

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Daily Travel Photo: Marrakech, Morocco

Djemma el Fna market in Marrakech

Sheep’s head galore in the outdoor market of Djemma el Fna in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Bomang’ombe, Tanzania

Market day in Bomang’ombe, a village in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

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African ‘Strip’ Search – Travel Adventures in Namibia

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Today’s guest post is by Peter Mandra, author of ‘Overland’ a humorous travel narrative based on his overland travels in Africa. I remember how calm Quentin appeared as he killed power to the truck’s rumbling motor. Locked in the crosshairs, I imagined, of at least one armed …

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Memories of Tanzania, Africa

Ngorongoro crater walls in the distance, Tanzania

Last weekend, I received an email from a friend in Tanzania and it reminded me of all the beautiful times we had there almost three years ago. If you’ve been reading about my travels for awhile now, you’ll probably know that Tanzania has a special place in my heart. …

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2011

// 2011 is just around the corner and another exciting year packed with thrilling travels is looming ahead! In 2010, we saw more unconventional destinations popping up in our adventure travel world – such as South Africa and Bhutan. In the new year, I predict a similar trend but with a focus on destinations closer [...]

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6 Epic Journeys to Inspire Every Traveler

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// As an avid travel addict, when I’m not traveling, I’m dreaming about far-flung destinations and epic journeys. Although I’ve packed the last year with thrilling jaunts and junkets,  I’m always fantasizing about the next sojourn.  With the new year approaching, it’s time to get inspiration from some of the world’s most noble voyages that [...]

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Top Ten Travel Tips: Marrakech – Morocco

// Visiting Marrakech for the first time can be an exciting and magical experience – from exploring its labyrinth-like bazaars to sampling its outrageous cuisine. Trying to cram them all into one holiday can be a stressful experience and its often hard to know which activities and sights you should prioritize: which is why these [...]

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Photoblog: The Moroccan Seaside in White and Blue

Panorama of Asilah

// Approaching Asilah from far, we see a jumble of square buildings topped with blue domes, enclosed within the sand-colored Medina walls. Reflecting the colors of the balmy sea, the town of Asilah is bathed in a blanket of white and blue, dotted by the occasional brown brick houses and honey-colored mosques.Men with burly beards, [...]

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6 Types of Wildlife Safaris

Jeep safari in Tanzania

// Getting up close and personal to wildlife and nature is an experience unlike no other. As a huge fan of wildlife-watching, I like to seek out far-flung corners of the world to mingle with wild animals, be it brown bears in Alaska or blue-foot boobies on the Galapagos Islands. Each of them provide a [...]

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Top 5 African Countries for Wildlife Watching

A herd of elephants in Savute Channel, Botswana

// As a huge fan of wildlife watching, I’ve spied on a leopard up close in the Serengeti National Park, observed a sea lion curl up before me on the Galapagos Islands and tip-toed around a snoozing koala bear in Melbourne, Australia. Being able to observe wildlife in a natural setting is a rare, unique [...]

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Top 7 Destinations for Photography Enthusiasts

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// As a photography enthusiast myself, capturing the beauty of a place is essential during my travels, especially if I have a story to go with it. Of all the striking travel destinations in the world, those ideal for photography often stand out for the natural blend of colors, nature and sunlight. Based on my [...]

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6 Adventurous Destinations for Solo Travelers

Picturesque Motor Car Creek

// As an occasional solo traveler, picking the right destination to explore is not quite as easy as one would imagine. Since our move to Spain, Alberto has settled into his new job so that leaves me and my backpack, out to see the world alone. As much as I enjoy the prospects of meeting [...]

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Green Travel: 7 Luxury Eco-Retreats

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// In recent years, green travel is getting the attention that it rightfully deserves. Treading lightly, traveling responsibly and avoid leaving any carbon footprint as we travel can help sustain the environment, or at least prevent further damage to our planet. Unfortunately, traveling often causes a certain degree of destruction to the environment and local [...]

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