Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

February 21st, 2013

My Fiery (But Still Glamorous!) Ride on South Africa’s Luxury Blue Train

Here’s my latest travel piece on Despite the best laid plans, a perfectly pleasant vacation can suddenly turn disastrous–just ask the more than 3,100 passengers on the Carnival Triumph cruise line. Although disasters like the Triumph are rare, living through a vacation gone bad can be a scary thing, especially when lives and property […]

December 3rd, 2012

Hotel Review: Le Quarter Francais hotel in Franschhoek

Here’s another video from my South Africa trip: inside our hotel room at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek! Apologies for the SA onslaught, because if I don’t post ASAP, I feel like it’s never going to happen. (Or, it’ll be sometime in May and I’ll say, “Hey, remember when I went to South Africa 6 […]

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December 2nd, 2012

Video of Royal Malewane Game Reserve at Kruger in South Africa

Here’s a video I just uploaded of our room at Royal Malewane in South Africa, as well as selected clips from the game drive we did. (Believe me, I wanted to upload, like, 25 minutes of animals eating as we cooed, but I tried to restrain myself and only upload the “action” clips.) There was […]

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November 20th, 2012

Royal Malewane Game Reserve in South Africa

What a difference a day makes! I woke up at 5:45 am this morning for the game drive, which got us up close and personal with a herd of elephants, a pride of sleeping lions, and two hippos fighting to the death. At some point while driving through the bush behind Royal Malewane–smelling the sweet, […]