Category Archives: Africa

Experiential Tourism – Isasha Lions Uganda

Experiential Tourism - Isasha Lions Uganda

“$150 fine if you drive off track,” read the sign in Queen Elizabeth Park. This came back to me unbidden when the researcher’s vehicle took a sudden left turn right through the high grass, with plenty of Ugandan Kob watching us as we sped by.

An Enchanting Encounter with the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

the mountain gorillas of Bwindi in Uganda

Wake Up! It’s Time to Track Mountain Gorillas! Our flashlight lay waiting on the nightstand, and when the alarm went off we struggled through the mosquito netting to reach it. We thought the lights would not go on since we were staying at an eco-lodge. The electricity is turned off between the hours of 10 […]

Intriguing Food Stalls of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

Intriguing Food Stalls of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

Bubbling cauldrons of soup, steaming bowls of snails, sizzling meat skewers, steaming lambs’ heads, and piles upon piles of fresh green mint–welcome to the incredible Jemaa el Fna, the grand square at the heart of Marrakesh’s ancient Medina! Jemaa el Fna – The Heart of the Medina [toc] Every morning the square comes to life […]

Tracking Chimpanzees in Uganda

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

If you have ever dreamed about being in the jungles of Africa, crashing through the forests to see the most amazing animals, like lemurs in Madagascar or hippos in Botswana, then chimpanzee tracking should be on your list. Dressed in khakis from head to toe, a camera banging about my side with a huge telephoto […]

The Best Itinerary for Uganda Self Drive

Best Itinerary for a Uganda Self-Drive

“Where should we go? How about somewhere in Africa?” This I asked Jim a few months ago. After road tripping in both Northern Africa, especially in Tunisia and Morocco, and going through much of Southern Africa hitting South Africa and  Botswana. I was bitten. Not by the tse tse fly, but by traveling throughout this fascinating […]

Top Travelers Reveal Their Best Trips Part 2

Where will you go next year? Part 2 of Travelers revealing their top destinations is here!

Albania is Jim’s top pick of the places we visited last year. We took a great little road trip to some fantastic places and it just surprised us how warm and friendly the people were as well as how much there is to see packed in this small country.  If you haven’t been, make plans […]

Top Travelers Pick Their Best Destinations

Top Travelers Pick Their Best Destinations

The hardest question to answer when you are an avid traveler is, “Where is your favorite place?” The short answer always is , “I don’t have one!” However, there definitely are locations that stick in our minds, sometime because of how wonderful it was, sometimes because the people were so friendly, sometimes because we loved […]

Exploring The Souk and Tanneries of Fez, Morocco

Exploring The Souk and Tannery of Fez, Morocco

As we continued on our way traipsing through Morocco, we couldn’t miss Fez. The ancient city of Fez has been attracting merchants, traders, and tourists for hundreds of years. Most of the old quarters date back nearly 1500 years with their roots in the very early days of Islam in northern Africa. Palaces, fortress, mosques, […]

Why is Chefchaouen Blue?

Basking in the Blue in Chefaouen, Morocco

On our Moroccan road trip, one place we were destined to go was Chefchaouen. It is impossible to do any research on tourism in Morocco without coming across stunning photo after stunning photo of this city in blue, and we certainly weren’t going to be left out. We had high expectations; would Chefchaouen meet them? […]

How to Visit Botswana!

Visit Botswana

We had always wanted to go on an African Safari. Africa, for us, always seemed so far away and so unreachable, and I may not be a full-on budget traveler, but I have to tell you, we found out that to visit Botswana we would need to step quite a bit out of that comfort […]

Sunset on Morocco

Sunset on Morocco

I love traveling in winter when the sun sets before it’s time to go to dinner.  It’s great to be able to enjoy the full spectrum of colors, then go in and taste the amazing dishes of each country.  A Morocco sunset is one for the bucket list! The skies are yellow, pink, purple, and […]

Sensory Delights at the Berber Market in Morocco

One of the things we wanted to do while traveling through Morocco is visit a local market. We fell in love with them in Turkey, and we knew that we could find some good produce, maybe some souvenirs, but more than anything it would be a glimpse into the lives of the locals. We’d just […]

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