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Baby elephant crosses the road in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Saturday’s scene: Wait for me

Baby elephant crosses the road in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Isn’t this baby elephant a cutie? “Wait for me, Mom” the baby elephant seems to say, rushing to follow her across a dusty road in South Africa. On a photo safari in Madikwe Game Reserve , our Range Rover came across a herd of elephants. Guide, Jaco, stopped the vehicle with plenty of distance between us […]

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Penguin Sightings in South Africa

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Want to see a penguin? Baby boomer travelers don’t have to sail to Antarctica to visit a colony of the flightless birds. Locations in South Africa, South America, Australia and the Galapagos Islands offer chances to observe and photograph the fascinating birds. On a trip to South Africa, Alan and I added penguin sightings to our […]

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Stopping by St. Helena

St Helena

    There are some places in the world, you should see just once. So it is with St. Helena. Baby boomer travelers don’t exactly “stop by” in hopes of touring St. Helena. The rocky island fortress, once Napoleon’s prison, sits all alone in the South Atlantic. At the time Alan and I visited, there was […]

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Two lions cuddle during a nap in South Africa

Saturday’s scene: Brotherly Love

Two lions cuddle during a nap in South Africa

On safari at Lion Sands in South Africa, we came across a pride of lions taking an afternoon nap. We sat in the Land Rover for almost an hour taking photographs. A magical travel moment that I will never forget. Have you been on an African safari? Join the conversation at the My Itchy Travel […]

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The view from Gansbaii

Looking for Great White Sharks in South Africa

The view from Gansbaii

Nature watching excursions are a gamble for baby boomer travelers. The weather must cooperate, you have to be in the right place at the right time and the animals need to participate. That’s what makes it an adventure. You never know what you’re going to get. When Alan and I traveled to Hermanus, on the […]

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Advice for what to wear on a safari.

Dressing for Safari

Advice for what to wear on a safari.

Updated 01.01.2018 Which clothes do you bring on safari? That was the question I asked before our November trip to Lion Sands and Madikwe Hills in South Africa. Alan and I are lucky to have a travel advisor, Ngaire Keene of Brown and Keene Travel, who spelled it all out for us. Explicit instructions about […]

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Romantic bedroom at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Luxury Plus Adventure at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Romantic bedroom at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

When Alan and I arrived at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, we had to look twice. Where was it? Perched on a hillside among boulders and Tamoti trees, the South African luxury lodge seems to melt into its surroundings. Wooden walkways that weave around boulders and through the trees connect ten suites to the main lodge […]

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Celebrating luxurious romance at Birkenhead House

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When baby boomer travelers ask me, “Where is the most luxurious place you’ve ever stayed?” I don’t even have to think about it. Birkenhead House, on the South African coast, fulfills my luxury expectations with exceptional customer service thrown in for good measure. And did I mention it’s one of the most romantic getaways that […]

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