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5 Delicious “Must Try” Foods From Tenerife

5 Delicious “Must Try” Foods From Tenerife

When flying out for a holiday escape in Tenerife most probably think to relax on holiday to the Canary Island and complete with swimming in the sea and  lounging in the sun An outdoor explorer might be looking forward to a climb up Mount Teide, or the chance to explore Tenerife’s stunning scenery. What you […]

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The Real Africa, #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

Travel teaches. You learn on the road through your experience, especially when you keep the right mindset. Travel shows you the different side of a place you thought you knew. And travel to Africa really opened my eyes to the continent. Now, the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou is trending on Twitter for good reason. The view of […]

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As Namibian as Apple Pie – Africa’s best slice of Apple Pie

As Namibian as Apple Pie – Africa’s best slice of Apple Pie

I always ponder the quote, “there are no rest stops on the road of life” for its core truth, but thankfully when traveling across the barren landscape of Namibia rest stops, although limited, do exist. Yet, a stop in Solitaire provides more than just a chance to gas up, stretch the legs, hit the bathroom or […]

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A Hike on the Red Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei

A Hike on the Red Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei

After the drinks arrived we started discussing Namibia with our server. She shared her experiences and told us a key point, make sure you run down the sand dunes. Miles away both physically and mentally we sipped cocktails at the Grand in Camps Bay, Cape Town. In just a few days we’d put on hiking […]

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A World Cup memory and a Reminder to Believe

A World Cup memory and a Reminder to Believe

As I watch the CONCACAF Gold Cup, (soccer tournament) I recall the magic of last June. I recall the world coming together to watch soccer, recall witnessing South Africa continue to heal through sports, and I recall believing I’d see USA play a World Cup match. When my tour through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and […]

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Three West Africa Adventure Films

Three West Africa Adventure Films

Africa was once labeled the “dark continent,” because so much was unknown, or rather unknown to us. I am not sure it is any more unknown or remote when compared with destinations in Asia or South America, but I can say that much of the region is unknown to me (and maybe you too?) My […]

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Greenmarket Square in Cape Town

Greenmarket Square in Cape Town

One of the oldest squares in Cape Town, Greenmarket Square can be found just a few blocks off Long Street in the center of the city.  On one end of the street, I stayed at the Westin on the other end I found the perfect Royale with Cheese burger. And if you head to Cape Town […]

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Sunset Sunday – The Westin, Cape Town, South Africa

Sunset Sunday – The Westin, Cape Town, South Africa

During the World Cup, I spent a few nights in Cape Town. The $15 USD dorm rate at local hostels suddenly changed and the rates skyrocketed to nearly $50 (even more at some places) so I decided to take action. I checked in to the Westin, an SPG property that provided a pay and points […]

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