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Here’s why you’ll like this Mount Kilimanjaro Day Trip Hike

We're sure that everyone who reads our site are confident travellers, with a list of destinations that is long as their arms - us included. And, alas, if you're mature travellers like us, the list is probably longer than the days that we have remaining on Mother Earth. That's not meant to sound gloomy or…

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Your palace is now open again

The Ochre City of Marrakech presents a tale of two cities. Vibrant arts and culture, world class golf courses and fashionable night life, juxtaposed with spiritual mystique, beautiful gardens, Andalusian architecture and traditional souks. And, the sumptuous Royal Villa at the Oberoi Marrakech Resort (our affiliate friends) has finally reopened after a two-year closure. []…

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Tashkent – heaven sent

Say what you will about Social Media, one thing that it's done (well) is to open our eyes and minds to places that we may not have heard of, or perhaps have heard of but have not seen. Even if you consider yourself well-travelled, you can be sure that you've probably just scratched the…

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Electric Safari

As if going on safari isn't enough, our affiliate friends go2Africa are bringing the event into the 21st century. Electric safari vehicles are rapidly getting into pole position for zero-emission, carbon-neutral holidays in Africa. From Kenya to Botswana, a handful of lodges have embraced a low-impact approach to sustainable eco-tourism. Discover the benefits of…

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Eurowings Discover now flies to Kruger National Park

Our affiliate friends Eurowings.com (part of the Lufthansa Family) are now flying to The Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger National Park (KNP) lies in the north-east of South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. The park…

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Zanzibar-none!

You've likely heard of Zanzibar, especially if you're a fan of 1960's movies:  the country was everywhere, such as "West of Zanzibar", "Africa: Blood and Guts" and more. Zanzibar is a place where you should focus your attention on when you're looking for your next go-to destination.  You’ll enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow sandbars perfect…

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$700,000,000 homes and ten car garages.

If you think you know Africa, think again.  The country - and its entrepreneurs are not getting left behind.  Brains and guts exist in every country, and Africa on that list. The Real Wakanda is where oil magnates, textile queenpins, and construction autocrats come home to gargantuan mansions. Africa is home to 1.2 billion inhabitants, and has…

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Wowee . . Malawi!

Many of us dream of trips to Africa (and some of us have been lucky to do so.)  Big names like Kenya, Botswana and Zambia are always at the forefront of African journeys.  But, Malawi as a destination is still standing somewhat in the shadows, waiting for a turn. Take a lakeside trip like none…

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Take a tour of the Emirates

Surprise!  This is actually a tour of the sumptuous Emirates Airbus A380, and will be worth every minute of your time. These yachts of the airwaves were almost put out to pasture with the Covid-19 pandemic.  With 400+ seats and breathtaking style and luxury, the A380 was almost anathema, when no-one was flying.  The Boeing 747…

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Get Hippodrome

As ever, the world is swirled and twirled by events, people and time itself.  Even the most powerful must take our last breaths. And where would this addage be more appropriate than in the lands where kings, queens, power, priviledge and treachery were business-as-usual. Of course, we're talking about ancient history (as we do,) and in this…

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Been green

We often have - often romantic - visions of the Sahara desert as a "destination" for our travels.  And rightly so,  as its wonders are legend and plentiful.  But it takes a certain kind of traveler to do that. But, this singular place on earth was not always the stark vision that we have in our…

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Everyone, say hello to Hegra

Aren't we fortunate that our giant steps in technology allow us to see and touch things that were only dreams to our grandparents?  Above and beyond the "everyday" ability to travel to almost any corner of the world with consumate ease, we are - as humanity - unearthing new views into our past as every…

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