Africa: 10 Must-See Animals on a Safari

Just the word "Africa" for me evokes the images of the vast savanna plains with exotic animals, unusually-shaped acacia and baobab trees, and cool-looking safari-style trucks. As the majority of people who visit Africa do so for the purpose of going on a safari, I was no different. I wanted to discover the big five safari animals in Africa. I wanted to experience the magic

2020-01-06T19:48:05-07:00

Four Seasons Serengeti And Its Luxury Safari!

After my trip of a lifetime and luxury safari with Shadows of Africa and their school visits, tribe discovery, and all-day game drives, I was off to visit the Serengeti. The Serengeti is one of the seven Natural Wonders of Africa and is located in the northern part of Tanzania. It has a landmass of approximately 12,000 square miles, so there is a lot of

2019-12-31T11:09:00-07:00

5-Day Safari in Tanzania: The Most Epic Itinerary!

I have always wanted to go on an African Safari, but for some reason, Africa has always escaped me. With all my travels, you would think I would have booked my Tanzania itinerary by now, but alas, it never happened. Every time I hear about someone's African itinerary, they always come back and say the same thing – “It was the best travel experience I

2020-01-10T21:06:20-07:00

Tanzania Safari: Dreaming of an African Safari

I’ve been just about everywhere, well not everywhere, but it is on my bucket list. Actually, it's not. I never set out to travel to all the countries and continents in the world, but I am glad that I have come this far. My last country count was 88 countries before Africa, and I have been to many countries multiple times. Before becoming a travel

2019-12-19T15:50:18-07:00

Tanzania Safari: Seduced by the Serengeti

Tanzania Safari: Seduced by the Serengeti When I sign on for the photo safari of the Serengeti in Tanzania with Popular Photographer's EMentor Series, I picture myself a bit like Meryl Streep in the movie “Out of Africa”, dressed in khaki-colored safari clothing surveying those sweeping plains with lions and leopards roaming in the tall tawny-colored grass. As it turns out, my impressions aren’t too far

2019-12-13T18:50:50-07:00

Bluetiful Chefchaouen – A Photographer’s Delight

I will admit to being slightly disappointed when we rounded a hill that overlooks Chefchaouen.  I was expecting to see an entire city awash in blue, which this northern Moroccan town is renowned for.  What I saw was a mix of blue and lots of white clustered together down in a valley.  But by the time I left "Chaouen," as the locals call it, I

2019-09-17T13:56:21-07:00

Morocco Desert Tours: Sand Boarding in the Sahara

An area that is 16 percent larger than the contiguous United States, the Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert on planet earth. The Arabic word “Sahara” literally translates to “the Great Desert” and it truly is as it stretches over 3.5 million square miles (9.2 million sq km) across northern Africa. The desert region is incorporated into the territories of 11 African nations, each

2018-11-27T11:28:19-07:00

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain – Blue City, Morocco

Get off the beaten path... Have you ever heard of the Blue City Morocco? Some call it the "blue pearl of Morocco." Every time I think of it, I think of that Willie Nelson song called Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. "In the twilight glow", for me, I see Chefchaouen -often referred to as simply Chaouen. The name refers to the shape of the mountain tops

2019-09-17T13:58:30-07:00