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Travel Journals

Highlights from our favorite trips

Travel Journals

Highlights from our favorite trips

Travel Journals

Highlights from our favorite trips

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Travel Journals

Highlights from our favorite trips

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Aug 08, 2023 Avatar Hilton Smith Hilton Smith

Southern Africa Calling

Truly unique and adventurous journeys can require longer travel times and more advance planning.  Nevertheless they can also be some of the most fulfilling.  Family owned Trans Africa Safaris was my partner in a truly spectacular Southern Africa adventure.

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Feb 27, 2023 Avatar Dan Ilves Dan Ilves

Where To Go!

For the leisure traveler, the world is your oyster right now.  Since the world reopened following the height of the pandemic, most destinations are eager to see tourists and there are many new hotels, ships and experiences. Here’s a few trips on our radar.

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Jul 28, 2022 Avatar Dan Ilves Dan Ilves

Rovos Rail and Giraffe Manor, Southern Africa

Have you ever just wanted to get away, see a few animals and relax? You could try the Rovos Rail in Africa for 15 days and then go to the Giraffe Manor before a short flight home.  We did all of that and then...

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Jul 19, 2021 Avatar  TravelStore

Top Six Countries for Wine and Cheese

In honor of these two delicious creations that are even better together, we’re celebrating National Wine and Cheese Day this July! Let’s chat about some countries that excel in both wine and cheese while completing each entry with a suggested wine and cheese pairing.

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Jul 12, 2021 Avatar  TravelStore

Traveling More Responsibly

Today’s travelers have become far more conscientious about sustainability, climate change, and the footprint they leave when visiting a destination....

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Jun 25, 2021 Avatar Dan Ilves Dan Ilves

Loisaba Lodo Springs: The Place You Won’t Want to Leave

Of the four Elewana safari camps we visited on our May 2021 safari, each unique and compelling in its own right, Loisaba Lodo Springs was the most luxurious. The initial reaction from my adult kids was, “We’re not leaving here.”

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Jun 14, 2021 Avatar Dan Ilves Dan Ilves

Just Got Back From Kenya!

There are many reasons to visit Africa and enjoy a safari. It’s an incredible experience to share with family. Between our travel experts and our suppliers, we got you covered.

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Jan 07, 2020 Avatar Hilton Smith Hilton Smith

South Africa Calling

Crisp, flavorful local wines, spectacular ocean vistas, cosmopolitan cities, and the wildest of animals come together in a land called...

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