Archive for the ‘Adventure Travel’ Category

Imagine getting up in the morning and going to work in the kitchen of a magnificent yacht. This is a reality for Chef Karina Hines. It’s no wonder she’s inspired every day by the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas one week or the calm waters of the Mediterranean another. One thing is certain; the […]

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Extraordinary. How else do you describe spending a week aboard the  Hyperion, a 155 foot sailing yacht. Exactly how long did it take me to accept this invitation? About a nano second. The occasion was a birthday, but that was just the beginning. Nothing quite like party ready friends, the crystal blue waters of the […]

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          “An eternal palace. Once upon a time, there was a place called La Mamounia . . .  as in a tale from long ago.”                                                         […]

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Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges in South Africa’s Kruger National Park provide the ultimate dream destination. Several years ago, our family wanted an exotic African safari experience, so we went to  Singita Ebony Lodge. Head Guide, Mark Broodryk, showed us an extraordinary glimpse of  Kruger Park’s wild animals.This included driving by a pride of sleeping lions, […]

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Thinking about an exotic African safari?  Take a look at Tanzania’s luxury safari lodge, just named in Travel + Leisure’s 2011  World’s Best Awards category. Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania is next on my bucket list to visit. Singita Game Reserves set the gold standard for accommodations in Africa if you want to experience a […]

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Christian Sperka has captured the essence of the Big Five animals in his wildlife photography, particularly the lions and leopards from the cat family. South Africa is the ultimate life-changing trip and it certainly was for my family. The rich culture, breathtaking landscape and jaw dropping wildlife take one’s breath away. Can you name the “Big Five” wild animals […]

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Christian Sperka captures the bond between mothers and babies in South Africa near Phinda Private Game Reserve.  Did you know that the cheetah is the fastest mammal on land? It can run as fast as 60 – 70 mph over short distances. It can cover 23 feet in four strides when running, but after a chase, […]

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Singita Ebony Lodge in South Africa is the ultimate African safari lodge located adjacent to Kruger National Park. Our family had the trip of a lifetime here. Singita means “the place of miracles” in Shangaan and it lives up to its name. We stayed at Singita Ebony Lodge, which consists of 12 thatched private suites. […]

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South Africa has some of the best “Big Five” and wildlife viewing in the world. The cat family provides a multitude of photo opportunities for travelers on safari. My daughter took this photo of a leopard in Zululand, South Africa. One of my favorite animals in Africa is the leopard. This is another photo by […]

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  If you can’t go on safari looking for Africa’s “Big Five,” then live vicariously through the wildlife journals of Singita’s field guides.  Find out what’s happening in the bush every month with Field Guide James Crooke’s fabulous photography and journal entries that are contributed each month by field guides from the various Singita game reserve […]

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