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Why It’s a Bad Idea to Camp Near an African Waterhole

Hippos kill more people than any other animal in Africa. The bad news is that it’s the middle of the night and my tent is surrounded by hippos. This is not the most advantageous position to be in, but luckily hippos are dumb. If there is a huge sand-colored thing on the grass that looks like a rock, it probably …

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Five Reasons Why You’ll Love Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Located on the Southern Tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt there is a resort town called Sharm el-Skeikh. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Arab world and even despite the economic situation worldwide the numbers of tourists there have increased dramatically over the last few years. Why is Sharm el-Sheikh such a desirable holiday …

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Kind, Genuine, Beautiful…Namibia

This guest post is brought to you by travel blogger Stacey Ebert of The Gift of Travel.  South Africa’s Kruger national Park and Tanzania’s Serengeti jumped off the pages of all our books while we were ‘travel’ dreaming of Africa. I had already dreamt of ‘moving it’ with Madagascar’s lemurs and dipping my toes in the Indian Ocean off of …

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Exploring the Outdoors and Wildlife of Southern Africa

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the wilds of Africa? We hope you enjoy this exciting guest post from Dave of Dave’s Travel Corner about his experiences at a wildlife park in South Africa and the beautiful photographs of the animals that he saw while he was there. If you would like be our next featured guest writer, click here.

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Hammam Hijinx: Adventures in Morocco

This Guest Post is brought to you by Geordon Omand, a University of Victoria graduate who has recently returned from a five week trip exploring Morocco. Follow him as he endures the truly unique experience of being thoroughly scrubbed down and exfoliated at a Moroccan bathhouse by a very enthusiastic elderly man. Yikes!

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World’s Coolest Cities: Cape Town

Cape Town

Naturally gorgeous, artsy, and cosmopolitan, Cape Town is definitely the cultural capital of South Africa, and one of the World’s Coolest Cities. Forbes magazine named it one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and National Geographic included it on its “Places of a Lifetime” list.

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