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The Stellenbosch Wine Farms, as the Stellenbosch Wineries are referred to in South Africa, are a must visit for any wine lover visiting this area. The Stellenbosch region of South Africa’s southern cape is a unique place that is best savored slowly.  The stunning valley is surrounded by towering mountain peaks with views to the …

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Victoria Falls is arguably one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders. We stayed in the area, on the Zimbabwe side of the falls, for four days. Before we arrived, we did some research and decided that we were also going to visit the falls from the Zambia side, as well as do a river …

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Stellenbosch is becoming known as South Africa’s premier world-wide travel destination for a number of very good reasons. It is located just east of Cape Town, so it’s easily accessible as a day trip from the growing metropolitan area. But my first and best advice is to give the area a few days or you’ll …

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A trip to Cape Town isn’t complete without a visit to the top of Table Mountain. The large flat peak dominates Cape Town’s landscape from below and offers stunning views of Cape Town from above. There are many ways to reach the top, including riding up in the cable car or selecting from several hiking …

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We recently spent a month in “The Red City” and compiled our list of what to do in Marrakech, Morocco.  Marrakech is an African destination on many people’s travel bucket lists. And for good reason. From wandering through the old walled city, world-class shopping, to exploring the exotic food, to seaside side trips, Marrakech has …

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Photo credit: Lynn Sheppard  @www.maroc-o-phile.com Looking for the perfect day trip from Marrakech? Essaouira should be on your radar! Essaouira is a coastal destination that we regretted not being able to visit during our time in Morocco. We were enticed to visit by an itinerary suggested to us by Lynn Shepard, a Moroccan travel expert …

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This traditional Moroccan food tour took us deep inside the center of the old city Marrakech and allowed us to explore the real flavors of Morocco. The setting was as compelling and mysterious as the food and I wonder how many people who haven’t been led specifically behind the doors that we explored, leave Marrakech …

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