Posts Tagged ‘Safari’

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 […]

My Trip to Southern Africa, Part Two

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

By Nancy Kivlen, Director of Leisure  Part Two Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, South Africa The highlight of our trip was the private reserve of Sabi Sands located in the Kruger National Park. Our first stop was the over-the-top luxurious Dulini Game Reserve Lodge. Everything about this lodge was deluxe and no detail was left […]

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 […]

Quick notes on a familiarization trip to South Africa

Friday, October 25th, 2013

We flew South African Airlines. The crew was nice and attentive. The New York to Johannesburg flight took 15 hours, then a short hop to Durban. Since I left on a Monday and arrived on a Wednesday, I was tired and dragging.  A short but good nap later and I’m ready to go for the […]


Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

If you’re looking to explore the biggest and the best, then Dubai is the destination for you! With the tallest building, largest mall, biggest water show, and an indoor ski park there is much to do and explore. Luxury hotels abound in this up and coming city.

The Other Side of Orlando, Florida

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Orlando has so much more than just theme parks! On a recent visit, Arleen explores the popular city by ATV, roller coaster ziplining, airboat and more. Learn what your trip to Orlando can entail.

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.