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Tanzania: Culture Etiquette to Know Before You Go
Jul 3, 2015
What every mzungu heading to Tanzania should know...and if you don't know what a mzungu is...you really outta know!
Tunisia: Movie Set Magic
Mar 19, 2015
To many Tunisia is just another one of those obscure African countries that most people have never even heard of. However,
Kenya: Five Sights that will Take Your Breath Away
Jan 23, 2015
Africa rarely brings up thoughts of snow-covered peaks, but the unique location of Kenya includes coastal land, high mountains and acres of savannah grasslands. The area around the African Great Lakes has been inhabited for more than two million years and the near-dessert region along the Ethiopian border has wildlife...
Tunisia: Five Off the Beaten Track Historical Sites
Jan 16, 2015
Tunisia has a complex history and is filled with historic ruins that are fun to explore. Most visitors to the country plan a visit to Carthage just outside of Tunis and a few may schedule a “Roman Tour” to take in all the major sights near the big city. While...
Botswana: Five Sights that will Leave You Stunned
Jan 15, 2015
Botswana is one of those countries that few North Americans visit, but it should be on the list of adventure sites. It’s filled with grasslands, wetlands, culture and amazing national parks just waiting to be explored.
Morocco: Three Magical Marketplaces
Jan 13, 2015
The marketplaces, or souks, in Morocco are integral parts of the many cities in this magical country. They serve for the locals as a place to buy goods and converse with each other and are not quite so magical to them, but for the foreign visitor they are a place...
Namibia: Five Sights that will Leave You Stunned
Jan 9, 2015
Namibia is a country full of contrasts. The landscape is arid and rough, yet still remains inviting and easy to travel. Visitors can travel vast deserts that taper into crystal clear oceans, enjoy sprawling plains that end in canyons or salt pans. Being one of the most sparsely populated countries...
Anchors Away - 17 Ferry Rides That Will Leave You Speechless
Nov 15, 2014
Ferries can be more than just a way to get from one location to another - they can often provide the best ways to tour some of the most beautiful and remote locations on Earth. Here are some of our favourites…
Tunisia: The Foodie Guide
Oct 8, 2014
If you like food, you will love Tunisia! The cuisine there combines the best of Middle Eastern, Arabic and Mediterranean...
Following the Herd: Where to Find Elephants in the Wild
Sep 17, 2014
Chobe National Park & Okavango Delta This national park in Botswana has a resident population of around 70,000 elephants, which is the highest concentration anywhere. These are the largest of all elephants and they can be seen in huge groups along the river or foraging near the road. If you have some...
Cape Town: Five Places to Fall in Love
Sep 6, 2014
Cape Town is quickly becoming the new Paris of romantic getaways with it's one of a kind beach front, sunsets and couples activities.
Kenyan Water Walk: A Way to Give Back
Aug 14, 2014
On a recently volunteer vacation in Kenya my family met Mama Jane, subsistence farmer, beekeeper and tour-de-force from the Southern Rift Valley. She taught us about her own experiences with economic development in rural Kenya. After touring us around her crops and home—a simple mud hut without plumbing or electricity—she...
Nairobi: The Luxury Guide
Aug 7, 2014
Providing the perfect blend of skyscrapers and safaris, Nairobi has become a 21st century Mecca for adventurers. Travellers can black rhino...
Democratic Republic of Congo: Wildlife Spotting In Virunga
Aug 2, 2014
In 1925 King Albert I of Belgium established Virunga National Park as the first national park in Africa. Its primary purpose was to protect the mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains, but the park has since expanded to include the Rwindi Plains, Lake Edward and the Rwenzori Mountains - creating...
Marrakesh: The Etiquette of Shisha
Jul 30, 2014
When visiting another country, engaging in some of the more unique local practices is something you should try out. While in the mystical city of Marrakesh, taking part in a shisha-smoking session will let you experience an ancient communal event and appreciate the culture of Morocco a little better. The Shisha The ‘shisha’...
Underwater Adventure - Meet The Creatures Of The Deep
May 29, 2014
Whether you’re a huge fan of sea life, an avid explorer or someone who just enjoys unique experiences, mingling with the denizens of the deep is an experience that shouldn’t be passed up... Sunlight on Water – Honokohau Harbor, Hawaii, US On the Kona side of the Big Island, Sunlight has been...
Tunisia: Exploring the Bardo Museum
May 24, 2014
The Bardo National Museum is a charming museum in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. Bardo has the pleasure of boasting the world's largest collection of mosaics from the Roman era out of any museum in the world. Most of these mosaics and artifacts were moved to the museum from...
Madrid with Marrakesh on the side – A Must Go!
May 21, 2014
My globetrotting cousin and I were off to Spain! A flight from Halifax to Madrid, I learned, is long and arduous. I just wanted to sleep when I got to the hostel, but I knew I was in Spain, sleeping was for after the trip.
Botswana – All Eyes On The Okavango Delta
May 6, 2014
When the powers-that-be of the World Heritage Committee meet in Qatar next month to discuss the 2014 nominations for UNESCO World Heritage status, breathtaking Botswana’s Okavango Delta is sure to be on everyone’s lips.
Johannesburg By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
Apr 18, 2014
From great walks around the city, eclectic shopping and an ever growing food scene there is an app for everything in the City of Gold... <20MB Johannesburg Maps <20MB Johannesburg Maps is a complete series of maps for the city of Johannesburg's various districts, and they are all of under 20MB in...
Tree House Hotels – Branch Out On Your Next Vacation
Apr 9, 2014
Looking to branch out on your next stay? In the most beautiful forested areas around the world, hotel entrepreneurs are venturing into an area that was once purely the domain of young children: tree houses. These hotels are usually suspended high in the air and offer some breathtaking views while...
Africa - 10 Great Beach Destinations
Apr 5, 2014
1. Lamu Island, Kenya With its endless tropical beaches, tiny villages nestled among mango plantations and quaint medieval old town, Lamu lives...
Johannesburg – The Luxury Guide
Apr 3, 2014
From High Fashion To Flea Markets In Johannesburg, there is no shortage of stylish boutiques for the discerning visitor. The city has a huge high fashion scene. Fashion lovers should head to the Eastgate Centre in the Northern suburbs, where international boutiques like Abigail Keats and Stuttafords International store play host...
Cold Hard Cash - 10 Great Money Museums
Mar 13, 2014
There is nothing quite like seeing some cold hard cash up close. However, not everyone has huge wads of cash to gaze upon... But they can make their way to a currency museum to see some big bucks up close and personal. Visitors to these museums can trace the currency...
Book-Lovers’ Heaven – The 11 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World
Feb 28, 2014
Public libraries are an important icon to cultures worldwide. They serve as a sacred place of learning where anyone can improve their knowledge. And although public libraries are a dying breed, many are jewels in their community because they have the most striking architecture and beautiful decor. Here are some...
Happy Cable Car Day! - Five Of The World’s Best Cable Car Rides
Jan 17, 2014
I’m not sure if you’re able to handle the excitement, but today is Cable Car Day. Yes, January 17 has been designated to celebrate all matters ‘cable car’, as the date marks that momentous day back in 1871 when Andrew Smith Hallidie received the first patent in relation to the...
Dig In - Christmas Food Traditions Around The World
Dec 24, 2013
While the roast turkey that Canada enjoys every Christmas may seem pretty common place in a lot of other countries, every country celebrates Christmas a little differently...
Remembering The Past And Celebrating The Future - Freedom Struggle Sites In South Africa
Sep 23, 2013
South Africa has struggled for 350 years in order to gain equality and justice for all of its diverse people...
Snap Shots - Poo Walks, Downton Abbey Cruise, Hong Kong
Jul 22, 2013
‘Poo’ Walk, Anyone? Animal tracking, crafts and ‘poo walks’…Africa specialist &Beyond is reinventing the family vacation, bush style. Featuring a blend of...
African Surprise - Buffalo, Rhinos & Golf In Kenya
Jul 3, 2013
It had been a very busy safari day, wheeling around the great, green expanse of Nkuru National Park perhaps the best place in all of Africa to spot rhino. I stopped counting after 25, spotting both black and white, in little clusters as well as lone animals cutting a rugged,
South African Driving Tours
Mar 14, 2013
Whether touring the country for the first time, or just looking for a fun way to spend the day, many routes pass pleasant landscape while journeying to interesting destinations.
Rapid Relaxation - Ten Exciting River Vacations
Mar 8, 2013
What is it that drives people to conquer the world’s most dangerous environments? Mountain climbers and cave divers put themselves in harm’s way to see heights and depths most of us will never approach, but not ever every nature adventure has to be so dangerous. White water rafting is a...
World Report - January 2013
Feb 28, 2013
  New Fairmont In Dubai The newest addition to the Fairmont portfolio is on the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, and near to many other man-made record holders like Burj Khalifa, the largest free-standing building in the world. Fairmont The Palm is a spacious development with 381 guestrooms and suites, including two...
Snapshots - Winter 2012
Jan 16, 2013
Himalayas Serious Biking Hearing the loud, dominant umpf from a 500cc Bullet Enfield really can awaken the hidden adventurer inside. Head out on the really, really open road with Extreme Bike Tours’ high altitude adventures through the Himalayan mountains. Led by Extreme Bike Tours founder, Zander Combe, bikers experience India on a deep...
World Report - South Africa, Turkey, Cook Islands, Belgium, Oregon, Utah
Jan 2, 2013
South Africa Shy Antelope South Africa may be one of the most developed countries in Africa but it’s still Africa, which means it’s still teeming with opportunities for wildlife excursions. Mountains and jungles are often just a few minutes’ drive from civilization, and the safaris held there rival any in the world.
Snapshots Fall 2012
Nov 21, 2012
  BELIZE Some Things AreWorth It The locavore dining movement has deep roots in Canada, but there are some daily indulgences even those...
10 Destinations For The Nerd In All Of Us - Part 2
Nov 16, 2012
For part 1, click here.   Pythagoras’ achievements may have been entirely his own, or they might have been the compiled findings of his entire order - we really don’t know. What we do know is that the name of Pythagoras was used to publish and popularize some of the most revolutionary...
Elephant Central
Oct 15, 2012
In The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith’s recent novel featuring Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of Botswana’s No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, there’s a scene where Precious and her assistant journey through Botswana’s Okavango Delta by canoe. They are at an upscale but environmentally correct...
10 Great International Movie Locations
Sep 14, 2012
 Indiana Jones - Petra, Jordan The great ruins of Petra, located in Jordan, are one of the more famous locations in...
The Best International Movie Locations
Sep 14, 2012
Indiana Jones - Petra, Jordan The great ruins of Petra, located in Jordan, are one of the more famous locations in...
The Romance Of The Nile - Slip Back In Time Aboard A Cruise Up Egypt's Lifeline
Aug 27, 2012
Picture this: it’s late afternoon and you’re sitting on the sundeck of a well-appointed river boat sipping hibiscus tea and floating past the villages of rural Egypt’s Upper Nile Valley. Water buffalo take their rest in the shallows, and children play along the bank. Women work around their mud-brick homes,
Headin' To The Maasai - A Photo Safari Makes Memories Travellers Live For
Jul 18, 2012
The female leopard and her cub caught a small black-faced monkey. They dragged it onto a fallen tree eating it quickly before disappearing into the bush
A Million-Star Hotel - Few Experiences Rival Egypt's Deserts & Oases
Jun 20, 2012
It’s hard to believe that a great inland sea once covered the massive desert west of Cairo, where resident crocodiles were revered in a holy reserve and worshipped in the form of the god Sobek. Even the fossilized remains of whales have been found here, and can be seen in...
5 Monumental Attractions
Jun 4, 2012
Some of man's most significant architectural and engineering feats stand witness to our enduring ingenuity. And our love of grandeur.
Wild About Nature - 4 Places To See Wildlife Up Close
May 18, 2012
Come face to face with some of nature’s most incredible inhabitants in the most intimate and the most spectacular settings on earth.
4 Adventures That Say: Do It Now
May 11, 2012
Man’s careless approach to the environment put these experiences on the endangered list. Don’t delay – do it now.
Culture And Kick-Back - A Two-Tiered Vacation Virtually Risk Free
May 2, 2012
Afraid of making that bucket-list trip to Egypt for fear of political unrest or personal security? You might be surprised to learn that Mexico currently shares the same Travel Warning – exercise a high degree of caution – as many tourist areas in the land of the pharaohs.
4 Incredible Journeys
Apr 10, 2012
They always say it’s not the destination that counts but the journey. In these cases it really is the trip that is the adventure.
Feel Good Travel
Apr 10, 2012
Do good and you’ll feel good. Help those around you and you help yourself. We’ve all heard it, now let’s live it. Here’s how.
Dec 21, 2011
By Kevin Chong On my first night on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, I’m finding it too noisy to sleep.
Once Is Not Enough - Safaris Are Always Repeat Expeditions
Nov 25, 2011
Sa-fa-ri. The word trips off the lips invitingly. A safari is, for many, the trip of a lifetime but it seems that once is not enough. For many, that first trip is a superb taster, and a repeat vacation becomes a passion.
Physical Therapy - Golf, Diving & Sand-Bathing?
Oct 26, 2011
You won’t go far in Egypt without getting into a conversation about soccer, or football as it’s called there. It’s the most popular sport in the nation, and Egypt’s clubs are renowned throughout the Middle East and Africa. They’re long-time champions.
Bright Lights Big Party - Egypt's Sinai Peninsula IS The Red Sea Riviera
Oct 26, 2011
Sharm el-Sheikh, Mount Moses, El Arish, Pharaoh’s Island – these are just a few names familiar to vacationers coming to the Sinai Peninsula for a sun-and-sand vacation in a top-notch beach resort. They flock here from northern Europe, the UK and the Middle East.
Ancient Glory - Luxor & Karnak House Royal Relics In An Open-Air Museum
Oct 26, 2011
See the pyramids along the Nile…the words of the old song evoke strong images, images of a place that has captured people’s imaginations since medieval times. It wasn’t until the early 1800s, though, with the decoding of the Rosetta Stone, that the hieroglyphics adorning Egypt’s pyramids and monuments could be...
Living History - Now Is The Time For Egypt
Oct 26, 2011
While things Egyptian fascinated us long before that famous Egyptologist Howard Carter made his dramatic discovery of Tutankhamen’s intact tomb in 1922 his findings inspired designers of fashion and furniture, Hollywood movie makers, and authors. And the fascination continues.
A Million-Star Hotel - Few Experiences Rival Egypt's Deserts & Oases
Oct 26, 2011
It’s hard to believe that a great inland sea once covered the massive desert west of Cairo, where resident crocodiles were revered in a holy reserve and worshipped in the form of the god Sobek. Even the fossilized remains of whales have been found here, and can be seen in...
So Much History, So Much Life - One Visit To Cairo Is Simply Not Enough
Oct 26, 2011
They call it the City of One Thousand and One Nights for good reason. It is now believed by literary scholars that those ancient tales were told in Cairo over a thousand years ago. Even then Cairo was a major metropolis when other big cities of the world were finding...
A Grand Old Lady - Alexandria Is The Queen Of Egypt's Mediterranean Coast
Oct 26, 2011
Alexandria offers a distinctive ambiance and cultural heritage, with a somewhat cooler climate where summer temperatures are tempered by balmy ocean breezes, and white sand beaches along Alexandria’s outskirts.
Game On - Watching Beast On Beast On Safari In Botswana
Jun 17, 2011
By Merle Rosenstein Deep in the heart of Africa, stunning Botswana shines as a top safari destination. The winding waterways, lush...
The Top 10
May 24, 2011
Tanzania’s 10 not-to-be-missed attractions : 1. Ngorongoro Crater Herds of zebra and wildebeest graze at the Ngorongoro Crater, while Masai herdsmen...
Africa Report
Feb 24, 2011
The latest phase of the Egyptian Museum Development Project sees the development of a new visitor’s route, extended hours of operation (open until 10 p.m.) and a brand new visitor’s centre that includes a beautiful bookstore, cafeteria, restaurant and a children’s museum. The centre is on the west side of...
Middle East Report December 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Ramada In Sharm El Sheikh. CHI Hotels & Resorts will operate its second hotel in the highly popular Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt – The Ramada Plaza Naama Bay.
Emerging From The Shadows - Cape Town Leads The Way As South Africa Sheds Its Troubled Past
Nov 23, 2010
Of the cities that recently hosted World Cup matches, none symbolizes South Africa’s transformation more vividly than Cape Town, where jaw-dropping beauty is finally emerging from the long shadow of unspeakable cruelty.
Something To Suit Everyone In Kenya
Oct 5, 2010
Let’s face it, everyday life often presents us with more than we can handle. To escape the ordinary, try something entirely new, and get away…
And There Was Light - Constant & Ever-Changing Cairo Is A Wonder To Behold
Aug 29, 2010
On a cue from an Egyptian tourism official, the colossal pyramids were illuminated against the night sky and the lavish outdoor banquet officially began. Now that is an extremely tough act to follow. It served as our opening night in this 5,000-year-old land of mystery, often referred to as the...
The Journey Matters - Kenya's Masai Mara Offers An 'Out of Africa' Experience
Aug 13, 2010
“The journey not the arrival matters,” T.S. Eliot wrote. Evidently, the great poet never had the opportunity to arrive on an East African grass airstrip in a small plane as warthogs scurry out of the way, massive elephants and towering giraffe graze nearby, and a battle-scarred lion dozes at the...
Lions & Cheetahs & Elephants, Oh My! - Spotting Two Of The Big Five in Safari In Southern Africa
Jun 28, 2010
By Helena Zukowski In Africa, there is an odd illusion at night in which the velvet darkness seems to gather random sounds into an orchestra, blending and amplifying them until you seem to be sitting right in the string section. In Botswana, I woke up one morning at 3 a.m. from...
Frommer's Top Spots
Jun 28, 2010
The editors at Frommer’s have consulted their many author-experts to come up with the top destinations for 2008. The list of 13 of the best and most beautiful spots the world includes ranges from big-city hotspots to tranquil rural retreats.
Game-Spotting, Kenya Style
May 1, 2010
Think Kenya and safari comes to mind. The word has been synonymous with the country for decades, and for good reason: few African countries come close to offering the multitude of game that Kenya does within its 50-some parks and reserves. Karen Blixen (Out of Africa) and her ilk wouldn’t recognize...
Planning Your Kenya Vacation
May 1, 2010
  Let’s face it, everyday life often presents us with much more than we can handle. To escape the ordinary, why not try something entirely new, and really get away…on a holiday to Kenya. Not just a regular sandals vacation, but a real holiday. One that rejuvenates the body, mind...
Kenya - Trip Of Your Life
May 1, 2010
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, said Chinese sage Lao-Tzu. For Canadians travelling to Kenya, that first step often begins with a vague wish. This is the proverbial trip of a lifetime. You’ll find that a visit to Kenya – its population is about the same...
Where To Go?
May 1, 2010
There’s a reason why Kenya is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s all about the incredible diversity of attractions packed within the borders of a single country.
Beyond A Safari
May 1, 2010
It’s good to know that, while a safari is almost certainly your main reason to visit Kenya, many fascinating options exist to round out your vacation.