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Shark in the water

Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa

Shark in the water

Active travel means different things to different people. For some, hiking around the world is enough to get the old ticker pumping. But, for intrepid travelers like Carol and Mike Ivey from Curious Gypsies, only extreme heart-stopping activities will do. Hold on to your hats because the brave duo are taking us diving with Great […]

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Dinokeng Park

Discovering Pretoria’s Dinokeng Reserve

Dinokeng Park

A South African safari is a common item on most travel bucket lists, but it’s not always an easy goal to achieve. However, today’s guest contributor, Sophie Kate Baker, is here to tell us how travelers with scheduled layovers in Johannesburg can make the most of their time by visiting the big five at the […]

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Lone elephant in Victoria Nile

Safari through Uganda

Lone elephant in Victoria Nile

When most people think of safari, they almost immediately think of Kenya. However, there are some various places in Africa where animal watching in their natural habitat is just as amazing. A safari through Uganda may not be the first option that comes to mind, but, from the looks of it, it should be. Let […]

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Morocco Travels

The Good and Bad: A Solo Female Trip to Morocco

Morocco Travels

Morocco is one of those locations that seem to impact people very differently. By most reports, it’s a beautifully chaotic travel destination, that may or may not be for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those destinations that seem to garner a lot of safety warnings, especially for women traveling alone. Today’s […]

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Updated 01.01.2017 Have you ever dreamed of living out a scene from the movie ‘Gorillas in the Midst’ while traveling through Africa? Through gorilla trekking tours, travelers can have close encounters with gorillas in their natural habitat, but it does take some careful planning. Today’s guest poster, Leslie Burnside, tells us the best way to go […]

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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Saturday’s scene: waiting for the end

An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

On a morning game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, our ranger, Jaco, stopped at a hillside to point out an elderly male elephant with a bedraggled ear and one broken tusk roaming in solitude. He looked tired and lonely. Was this grassy hillside near the Botswana border the equivalent of an elephant retirement home? Did […]

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Taking a chance on Egypt: should boomers go?

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Ancient pyramids standing tall under the desert sun, the extravagance of Tutankhamun’s funeral mask, the Muslim call to prayer drifting over Cairo as exotic sights and smells assault your senses—are these the images that fuel your boomer travel dreams? Since the Egyptian Revolution occurred in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, tourism—especially American visitors […]

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Volunteer travel in South Africa

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Volunteer travel is a growing segment for the baby boomer travel world. Do you remember the guest post that we published from Rebecca Wilk’s about her volunteer vacation in Guatemala? Today, Rebecca is back to share another volunteer travel experience—this time she’s taking us to South Africa. I didn’t fully understand how phenomenal the South […]

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Alan and Donna South Africa

Romantic South Africa

Alan and Donna South Africa

In romantic South Africa boomer adventure is more than wild animals and fantastic photo opportunities. You’ll also find a setting that will set your heart aflutter. When Alan and I traveled to South Africa, we discovered beds sprinkled with rose petals, candles lighting the way to a romantic bath and private plunge pools. Our luxurious […]

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The Power of Reading

Today, I’m asking you to reach back in your boomer memory. Way back. Do you recall visiting the public library as a kid? I do. Every other week in the summer, my mother would drive me (and my two sisters) to Stewart-Lakewood Public Library in Atlanta, Georgia. I can still smell the musty, book odor […]

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