Category Archives: Africa

An Amazing Road Trip Tunisia – A Travel Guide

Blue boat and aqua waters of the Mediterranean Sea

Our last trip to North Africa was to Egypt, which we loved, and we couldn’t wait to do something like it again. When we first started researching our Tunisia road trip, we found Roman ruins instead of pyramids. We were intrigued, until now all we had ever heard about Tunisia was the all-inclusive beach resorts. […]

Our Trip to Egypt – Travel Blog

Silhouette of the Sphinx in Giza, one of the tops things to do in Egypt

Egypt? I couldn’t wait to go! Northern Africa seems more like the Middle East, but Africa! For me, the name conjures up images of pyramids, souks, hieroglyphics, exotic foods and yes, even romance! Raise your hand if you ever wanted to be Cleopatra lounging on that chaise, sipping wine, with buri fans waving nearby to […]

Essaouira – Morocco’s Coastal Gem

As we continued on our amazing road trip through the highlights and enjoying some amazing foods of Morocco, we were excited to head towards the walled city and fishing port of Essaouira. As far as Moroccan seaside towns go, Essaouira has nearly got it all: a thriving medina; enticing souks filled with exotic spices, pottery, […]

Madagascar Itineraries, Things To Do, and More!

Madagascar Travel Guide Traveling in Madagascar is different than any other country that I’ve been to. Jim and I love traveling in Africa, and try to get there as often as we can. We enjoy safaris and have done so many of them in places like Botswana, Uganda, and South Africa that we just couldn’t resist […]

Up Close And UnCaged At Thornybush, The Big 5 Animals Of South Africa

This was my first trip to South Africa, and it far exceeded my expectations. I spent three days at the Thornybush Game Lodge and went on six amazing safari game drives. In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would see so many animals so up-close. The animals were everywhere — they were unfenced, free […]

High Atlas Mountains Day Trip to Ksar Ait Benhaddou

Our Moroccan road trip had been more exciting and full of surprises than we could have anticipated. We’d been awed by the sheer beauty of the Morocco in places like Volubulis, El Jadida, Chefchaouen, and Essaouira. We’d been overwhelmed at the chaotic energy of the Marrakesh food stalls, the Berber market in Azrou, and the […]

Cultural Things to Do in Port Louis, Mauritius

Enjoying our tropical vacation in Mauritius, we loved swimming and basking in the sun everyday, but of course we had to get out and do more than just sit on the beach. One of the first things we did is go to Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Every capital is the place to go […]

Appreciating Mauritian History At Aapravasi Ghat

What is the Most Important Site in Mauritius? If there is one thing that you must visit when traveling to the tropical island of Mauritius, it would be Aapravasi Ghat. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2006 due to its outstanding universal value, this site was critical in the development of this fascinating island […]

Traditional Mauritian Food – Mauritian Curry Recipe

Foodies On The Road - Traditional Mauritian Chicken Curry

On our relaxing vacation in Mauritius, we were seeking out the best local food. One thing we learned, at the Aapravasi Ghat, is that the food in Mauritius is very Indian based, with curries and dhal and rice. We love the curries, the spices, the tropical fruits, all of it. We wanted to bring a […]

Boat Cruise On The Kazinga Channel, Uganda

Boat Cruise On The Kazinga Channel, Uganda

Up Close and Personal on the Kazinga Safari Cruise If you have ever been to Africa, somewhere near a river, you know to take the boat cruise that you are inevitably going to be offered. It’s a given. Why? One animal. Hippos! You can sometimes see hippos outside of the water, but if you want […]

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