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Africa Sustainable Travel
Elephants of Southern Africa
Good news: there are too many elephants! Bad news: there are too many elephants! With so many environmental groups fighting to prevent poaching of these impressive beasts for their ivory tusks, it is ironic that there is over-population in the parks I recently visited in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia with Overseas Adventure Travel. An estimated...
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Hopineo West Africa Tour
Last year, I had the opportunity to meet game changer Florie Thielin of the Hopineo initiative, which endeavors to use the principles of the sharing economy to promote sustainable tourism.  In exchange for sharing best practices and providing specific recommendations for how responsible hotels and tourism boards can enhance their efforts, Hopineo provides access to experienced sustainability...
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Madagascar Tourism Helping Communities
Across Africa, the transformational abilities of tourism have proven invaluable in helping to repair the relationship between people and planet. Sustainable certification standards, like those instituted by South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism, have ushered in new awareness for tourism that benefits communities socially, economically and environmentally.  This awareness has translated into action on the island...
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View of Hotel Verde from Wetland
“We didn’t even know this was possible!” the retired couple from England explained. They were vacationing in South Africa and due to a family issue had to quickly catch a flight from Cape Town back home. So, they checked into Hotel Verde for the night and found themselves as pleasantly surprised and intrigued by the hotel’s...
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Cape of Good Hope
Over time, I’ve come to realize that the destinations that affect me the most all over the world have been or are all a part of ancient trading routes. Maybe it’s the diverse mix of cultures that inevitably occur in port towns that translate to a different architecture, food, music or art. Maybe, I just...
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Jazz Safari in Gugulethu Township Cape Town South Africa
What is it that comes to mind when you find out that you are going on a Jazz Safari in Cape Town, South Africa? Sweet lyricism and melodies? Cultural viewing? Sharing a love of different Jazz styles? Yes, yes, and yes with the added bonus of sharing a homemade meal along with some great conversation...
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Kenya main
Drinking a glass of water is something most of us take for granted, but more than 750 million people around the world still do not have access to safe water. Through ClimateCare, we are helping to address this, by supporting the award winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water project in Kenya. A partnership between ClimateCare and...
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No doubt, you’ve seen interesting and wonderful photos of the Himba tribe women of Namibia.  Their skin and hair that are completely covered in a reddish hue, the lack of clothing apart from a loin cloth, and their beautifully braided hair covered in ash and jewelry intended to convey social status.  We first saw the...
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Windhoek Namibia ATWS Opening Ceremony President Pohamba WWF
Last month, our family had the pleasure of attending an authentic Braai (barbeque) in the beautiful Parliament Gardens of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. There were tribal groups who were performing traditional dances and displaying their artistic crafts in addition to a vast buffet of food and drink. To top it off, we were graced with the...
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Namibia 268
It was our family’s first trip to Africa last month, but after just a few days of traveling through Southern Namibia, we quickly realized that it would not be our last to this amazing continent. We simply fell in love with the spectacle of color (all shades of our son’s favorite color red), wildlife, culture, and...
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