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Photographic safaris are great ways to work on your camera techniques while enjoying some of the best game viewing. Even your photo of four zebras will look dazzling! Treat your self and do it with Singita Grimeti Reserves who will also pamper you...
The Grumeti River in the Serengeti holds pods and pods of hippos. Hippos are some of the funnest animals to watch, especially when they are out of the water. Our safari ranger and guide parked right next to the river early in the morning. We got...
726 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Preservation Hall is the best spot in the French Quarter for live jazz. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will take you back to the early 20th century with some of the hottest jazz you ever did hear. A must-see when you're in N'awlins.
Black River, Jamaica
From Jamaica's Treasure Beach, on the island's southwestern coast, we hired a local boat owner to zoom us a few miles north to the Pelican Bar (pictured). About a mile offshore, the Pelican sits on stilts on a sandbar in the Caribbean Sea. The...
Fashion District, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
This is the original handwritten manuscript by Nelson Mandela of his famous statement from the dock at his trial on April 20th, 1964. In this statement he declared that apartheid was "an ideal for which I am prepared to die" These handwritten...
New Orleans, LA, USA
French Quarter Fest is billed as the largest free concert in the South and features local musicians of varied genres. Over the course of four days in April, you can experience all kinds of music, by over 100 performers scattered throughout the...
The Reefs Resort & Club blends a cheerful and sunny persona with a formal elegance that could only be described as uniquely Bermudian. Bright botanical prints and small splashes of color complement crisp white linens, deep wood tones, and tile...
16B Electric Ave, Brixton, London SW9 8JX, UK
In South London, just off the Victoria line, there's a one-stop-shop for all your boozing and dining desires. But unlike Borough, this isn't a market from which you walk, wait in line, and then eat while standing and walking and waiting some more....
28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
The Sketchbook Project lives within the Brooklyn Art Library, filling their entire left wall from floor to ceiling. Yes, leave it to a place as cool as Brooklyn to have an art library. Anyway, my friend and I stumbled onto this fascinating place...
Medina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
“Get out. Go. I won’t sell to you,” cried the shopkeeper, waving his hands. I exited, down the steps. Twice. Each time, the man ran after me, entreating: “Come back, come back.” After two hours, I owned a 2’x3’ Berber carpet. For a student...
Les Pitons, Soufriere, Saint Lucia Tourist Board-Top floor-Sure Line Building, St Lucia
While recently on a cruise that included a stop in St. Lucia, I finally did one of those things that I had on my bucket list - hike the world famous Piton Mountains that the island's so known for. In my research, I found an excellent tour...
Olare Orok River, Masai Mara, Kenya
Guests can view game from the bathtub of their futuristic orange tents at Sir Richard Branson’s latest African hospitality venture. The retreat opens in August, along the path of the Great Wildebeest Migration. From $590. (877) 577-8777. This...
5 Denham Thompson Way & South Church St. South Sound, Grand Cayman George Town Cayman Islands, George Town, Cayman Islands
Pure Art Gallery & Gifts is a great way to get to know the work of local artists—and maybe bring a piece of Grand Cayman home with you! Whether you're looking for gifts or souvenirs to remind you of your time away, or even original works of art,...
Lottery Rd, Savannah, Cayman Islands
The Market at the Grounds—the largest farmers' market on the island—is held weekly on Saturdays from 7am to noon, and is a great way to get a feel for the island, sample locally grown produce & engage with the community.
43, Canal Point Drive, Cayman Islands
Looking for a break from the seafood offered at almost every Caribbean restaurant? Copper Falls Steakhouse is exactly what the doctor ordered. From a 28-ounce porterhouse steak to an entire rack of lamb, this place is definitely a meat-lover's...
Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
by Christopher R. Cox Despite its size (10 square miles) and population (fewer than 170 permanent residents), Little Cayman enjoys a worldwide reputation among serious divers. The island is renowned for its exceptional underwater visibility and...
861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Mobtown Ballroom provides dancing to the public nearly every day of the week. They offer extended weekly lessons. But most importantly every Monday and Friday they offer a drop-in beginner lesson at 8 p.m. for $5 that you don't even need a partner...
Mount of Olives Road 53, ירושלים
In and around Jerusalem graffiti was fairly non-exisitent, which I can only imagine was a commitment to keeping this holy city pristine and clean. So to see this declaration painted on a pillar just outside of the Church at the Mount of Olives was...
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