Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Rate our ReviewsMuch like novels, I believe that trips can have themes.  My trip to Southern Africa had several themes, and one of the more lighthearted ones was this: most things are better with wine.  I do enjoy wine.  I like the complex orchestra of flavors that plays out.  I like the magic that happens […]

In Pursuit of the Iconic Animals of Africa…. Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Rate our ReviewsI would venture that most foreign visitors to sub-Saharan Africa have wildlife viewing as a high priority, and I was no exception.  I was hoping to see some of the icons of Africa, the living symbols of the continent, like lions, rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, and whatever else serendipity could throw my way.  […]

Cascade Langevin, Reunion…… Falling for the Falls

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Rate our ReviewsThe overlooked island of Reunion was one of the most vibrant destinations I have been fortunate to experience. A fairly large island (a 30×40 mile oval), it is located roughly two hundred miles east of Madagascar; Reunion was born from the same volcanic activity giving rise to its better known neighbor, Mauritius. Although […]

A New Year’s Plunge into Cleansing Waters – Cape Town, South Africa

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Rate our ReviewsIt was New Year’s Day.  It wasn’t quite 10 a.m. and the sun was already scorching.  I, like much of the rest of the world, had celebrated the night before, maybe a little later than I should have, when I knew I needed to be up by six the next day.  Who plans […]

Zagora, Morocco……. Touched by Desert, Hope, and a Sunrise!

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Rate our ReviewsMy eyes opened. The light was still dim, and only the stars were alive. Everything was strange and it took me a moment to be oriented. This was the desert, and I was on a bed of carpets. I was past Zagora, Morocco in the desert. I was not living an illusion. The […]