David Gareja Monastery

Visiting David Gareja – Best Day Trip from Tbilisi, Georgia

David Gareja is a cave monastery near Tbilisi, Georgia. We visited similar sites during a trip to Cappadocia, Turkey, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see this one. Particularly since it was so close, and that there is now a shuttle bus that travels there every day. According to their website, the bus leaves […]
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Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls – What We Wish We Knew Before Visiting

Victoria Falls are arguably one of the worlds 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 had decided that we were also going to visit the falls from the Zambia side, as well as doing a […]
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Taste Georgia

Cheese Bread and Dumplings! Making Khachapuri and Khinkali in Tbilisi

If you have never heard of Georgia, formally known as the Republic of Georgia, you aren’t alone. Similarly, if you have no idea where it is, and why you should be interested in the food in this place, then you are in for a treat. Lesser discovered places are some of the best to visit. […]
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Stellenbosch South Africa

Stellenbosch – Uncorking a Luxury Travel Destination For Less

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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Table Mountain Cape Town Hikes

Table Mountain Hikes: Platteklip Gorge vs Skeleton Gorge

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 reach the top, including riding up in the cable car, or selecting from several hiking trails with […]
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Table Mountain Rock Hyrax "Dassie"

What is a Dassie?

It looks like an over-sized guinea pig but the “dassie” is actually more closely related to the elephant. Say what?!? We knew we’d encounter amazing wildlife while traveling in South Africa, but when we learned this interesting fact about the “dassie” we were all the more curious. Dassies, or Rock hyrax, have enlarged front teeth, like […]
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Cape Malay Lamb Curry

Cape Malay Lamb Curry

South Africa is a blend of cultures. Over centuries of colonization and immigration, the indigenous cultures were influenced by Europeans from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal, and Great Britain. Europeans, in turn, brought slaves from Asia, including India, Malaysia, and Indonesia, which also had a unique influence on the culture. Each population brought their own […]
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Curacao Lagoon

Things To Do in Curacao

Situated in the southern Caribbean Sea north of the Venezuelan coast is the fascinating island of Curacao.  It actually consists of the main island as well as the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao.  This beautiful island nation is the perfect place to go for that dream vacation or to spend an extended period of time. […]
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City of Guanajuato Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico Street Food Tour

When we were recently invited by our friend and fellow travel writer, Tim Leffel, to visit the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, of course we happily agreed. Even better though, the plan was to spend a day with Tim and some other blogger friends sampling street food with Mexico Street Food Tours. You don’t have to read many […]
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Trieste Italy Sunset

Things to do and see in Trieste Italy

Trieste is the capital of Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the North-east of Italy, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Taking advantage of its perfect location on the sea, Trieste used to be a very prominent port city. Remnants of the past can be seen in piazzas (squares) along the water’s edge. Present day locals are more […]
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