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Oahu Travel Tips

We stayed at the Ala Moana Hotel as we’ve done many times. It’s five minutes from the hectic Waikiki strip but close enough to walk to beaches, historic downtown and open-air restaurants.  Owned by the Outrigger hotel operators its nice with mountain or ocean views. When other hotel rooms are at $350-400 a night the […]

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Cayucos Essentials

When traveling to California’s Central Coast we aim to chill out so while most visitors go to popular Morro Bay or Cambria we stay in Cayucos off the beaten path. It’s an unassuming beach town with a few restaurants, locally owned grocery store, a pier and one surf shop. At night you hear nothing unless […]

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South Africa Itinerary

For a 3 week – 21 day trip. Our objectives were to experience a Safari, Cape Town, Wine Country, Great White Shark Dive, Whale Coast, Garden Route, and Addo Elephant National Park. We want to get great photographs, have some adventures, learn about South African culture and connect with people. In search of new African […]

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Khayelitsha, Black Township in South Africa

Overlook the warnings that it’s too dangerous to go there except on an organized tour. We stayed a night at Thope Lekau’s B&B learning about South African apartheid history, meeting the people who live in this lively community, and making lots of new friends including a fun-loving adventurous couple from Germany. Our initial greeting was […]

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Tanda Tula in the Timbavati Reserve

Rating Awesome. Not only did we see and photograph all the Big Five – Elephants, Lions, Leopard, Rhino. and Cape Buffalo in addition to giraffe, hyena, warthogs and a plethora of colorful birds we also spotted and photographed the rare Ground Hornbill, an extremely shy caracal and the elusive wild dogs. Thrilling games with Dale, […]

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African Photo Safari – Self Guide or Group Photographers Safari

When planning your first African photo safari you have several options; you can book a specific “photographers safari” 12-18 months in advance, or you can do the research on the various safari camps then request a guide who has a serious interest in photography or is a photographer himself, or you can do a self […]

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Itineraries that create transformation in your travel and photographs

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber Travel should transform. Your itinerary can lead you to adventures of the heart and soul if you plan for opportunities to meet and interact authentically with people. Localizing, as they say, is the best way to gain access for unique experiences, […]

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