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Rainbow over Victoria Falls, Zambia
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Africa’s Most Magnificent Waterfall

Easy, self-Guided, budget-friendly visit to Victoria Falls

The photos don’t do it justice. The immense size of Victoria Falls and the tremendous amount of water flowing is hard to describe — or capture with a camera. You really must experience it; hear the roar, feel the vibration, taste the mist, … read more

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Turn your Summer Vacation into a Relaxing Staycation

Does social distancing have you worried about your summer plans? For many, summer is the time for the family vacation. The kids are out of school, the weather is fantastic, and the days are longer — allowing optimal time to venture to new … read more

Pagoda in Bagan
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The Three Shining Jewels of Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar. A country with over 3,500 years of history, much of it war-torn and bloody, sits cradled in the elbow between India, China, Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Closed to the outside world for much of the past century following a century of … read more

Cruising through Wu Gorge
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Cruising on China’s Yangtze River — The Ancient and The New

It’s mind-boggling. China’s population is more than 1.4 billion. Yes, billion with a B. Eclipsing the United States with the 2019 population count at 330 million (India fast gaining on China with 1.3 billion). Billions of people. Where to put them all? How … read more

Tropical Livingston on the Carribean
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Central America’s Diamond in the Rough — Discovering Guatemala

Colorful and shy Mayan women go about their day, much the same way they have for centuries in Guatemala. Within the country, there are 21 indigenous groups, many existing in traditional style. But look around and you find a more modern Mayan/Spanish ethnic … read more

The Colosseum, the most iconic structure from Ancient Rome
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Best Bet for Visiting Italy? The Off-Season

Ah, Italy! Ancient ruins, century-old churches and basilicas, wonderful restaurants and markets, picture-book scenery, canals, rolling hills, vineyards as far as the eye can see, boutique wineries and friendly people. What’s not to like? Well, it all depends on when you go. If … read more

Beautiful rainbow
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A Visit to the Amazon Rainforest

Let's Bungle in the Jungle

Visiting the Amazon Rainforest is akin to being a teeny insect in the greatest biodiverse area on the planet. It’s humongous and you will never see it all — 2.1 million square miles. One-fifth of the freshwater flowing into the Earth’s oceans comes … read more

Paddling in the clear turquoise water
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Belize as a Group Kayak Adventure

Close your eyes and imagine water as blue as turquoise. Sand shimmering like diamonds. Sunsets glowing like amber. Jungles glistening like emeralds. No, it’s not a fantasy land of rare gemstones in a mystical story. This is Belize. Beautiful, colorful, friendly Belize on … read more

The Panama Canal
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The Panama Canal — World’s Greatest Shortcut

You don’t need to be an engineer or construction worker or sea merchant to appreciate it. In fact, it’s just as fascinating for its historic, geologic and economic attributes. The Panama Canal is one of the ultimate modern-day structures of the world, and … read more

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