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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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Every villa at Ivory Lodge has its own plunge pool. Luxury on a South African safari!

Exploring in luxury at Ivory Lodge

Every villa at Ivory Lodge has its own plunge pool. Luxury on a South African safari!

Exploring in luxury at Ivory Lodge Updated: 05.01.2018 What do luxury accommodations mean to you? Is it the thread count of the sheets or the number of stars behind the property’s name? For this boomer traveler, personal service is the key. And that’s what Alan and I found at the all-inclusive Lion Sands Ivory Lodge […]

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Making baby boomer travel resolutions

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Looking ahead. Writing down goals. It’s that time of year – for resolutions. I’ll be honest. I don’t usually make them. But, a list of want-to-dos and should-have-dones continuously swirls in this travel brain of mine. So, I’m putting them on paper (well, on the computers screen.) Try a new activity Nothing sparks energy like […]

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Lion at Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Travel with the animals on a South African game drive

Lion at Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Updated 01.01.2016 Active boomers who want to see wild animals “up close and personal” will love a South African game drive. Whether you are a photographer or a traveler content observing animal behavior, a trip to the bush provides travel memories for a lifetime. But don’t expect the wide plains of the Serengeti with thousands of […]

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Packing is a popular topic

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Believe me, packing for a South African safari plus a 13-day cruise has been a challenge. Did I follow the packing advice I’ve blogged about at My Itchy Travel Feet? Well, most of it. For sure, I took the One-sole shoes that I blogged about. And, I’ve checked the carry-on regulations for International travel as […]

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Talking about photography

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    Today, Alan and I are in South Africa taking thousands of photos while on safari. As I take a look back at My Itchy Travel Feet’s first six months, I see that photography has been popular with blog visitors. Many of you were interested in taking a photography workshop as a way to […]

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Adaptor, bug spray, instructions, Brown and Keene has equipped us for safari.

Anticipating a South African Safari

Adaptor, bug spray, instructions, Brown and Keene has equipped us for safari.

About two weeks ago, a precious brown box appeared on our doorstep from BK Africa. When Alan and I opened it later that evening, months of travel planning materialized before our boomer eyes. Underneath a layer of leopard print tissue paper, we found a mini-flashlight, Deep Wood insecticide towelettes, a South African Plug Adapter, itinerary plus […]

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