Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

The Seychelles: The World’s Oldest Islands

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

JUNE 27, 2017 BY OCEANIA CRUISES By Guest Lecturer Dr. John Freedman In my many interesting conversations with fellow travelers at sea, I’m often asked about my favorite destinations. High on the list is the unique granitic archipelago of the Seychelles. The World’s Oldest Islands A sovereign state since its independence from Britain in 1976, […]

South Africa and Victoria Falls Dream Vacation

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

I had the privilege to go on an adventure with my daughter and experience the beauty of South Africa and Botswana and the Falls. We started our adventure in Cape Town.  We stayed at the Westin right near the waterfront. The Westin is a modern, clean and beautiful corporate hotel.   I highly recommend staying at […]

A South African Visit: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg (with a stop in Dubai)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

As a guest of Emirates Airlines and the SA Gvt tourist office, it was my first time flying on Air Emirates from SFO to Dubai (15-16hr flight). Comfortable, great service, excellent inflight entertainment and a compassionate staff. We had 3 nights at the Anantara Resort on Palm Island during which time they took great care […]

Micato Safaris – Part 2

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Larsen’s Tented Camp had all the comforts of home and more. The staff was fabulous and the food was delicious and we were all amazed by the beautiful presentation at every meal. My favorite feature was David the Samburu warrior who, armed with only a sling shot, was charged with the task of keeping the […]

Micato Safaris – Part 1

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Micato Safaris Nov 17-28, 2013 “There was never another time like that first time in Africa.” –The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway, 1936 It was with a heavy heart that I got on that airplane to leave Nairobi and Africa. My head was swimming with thoughts of all that I had seen and done on […]

African Dream Trip

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The trip of a lifetime. An African safari where wildlife in their natural habitat are a wonder for the eyes. We traveled to Botswana, Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe and enjoyed everything from nature walks to sunset river cruise to a helicopter tour over Victoria Falls to zip lining. With ‘glamping’ resorts you don’t have to rough it to experience nature at its finest. This trip is the epitome of a ‘bucket list’ trip!

What’s a Travel Show and Why Should I Go?

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Have you seen our advertisements for our Travel Show and wondered what is it? Read more from our insider’s view. Plus, see what hot travel topics and trends will be presented at the 2012 show and the prizes!

Gorilla Trekking and Eco-Tourism with Carefree Vacations

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Ever wondered about trekking through Africa on a gorilla safari? Does eco-tourism interest you? Carefree Vacations Encinitas held a special event with Volcanoes Safaris, a leader in gorilla trekking trips. Read what was discussed at this special event and how you can go on a safari.

Africa, a Trip of a Lifetime

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Africa, for many of us this exotic continent is one of the entries on our Bucket List. It’s a “somewhere in the distant future” dream that seems a little more risky, a little more adventurous, a little more crazy than the annual spring break trip to Hawaii.

Tour Host, Linda Shepro, shares her insight on what makes Africa so special, what to expect and you can even get more information on how to travel with her.