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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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Addo Elephant National Park

A Pachyderm paradise for those of you who love large mammal lovers. Elephants everywhere.  This park’s conservation efforts increased the elephant population from 16 in 1931 to almost 500 today. A Self-drive tour along the singular road will lead you to an abundance of elephants, antelope, cape buffalo, and warthogs. You can really get close […]

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One of the largest breeding grounds of the Great White Shark is on the South African coast, a two-hour drive east of Cape Town in a small fishing village called Gansbaii. Here you’ll find an abundance of shark cage dive operators who will take you out on a boat, suit you up to face the icy Atlantic […]

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Khayelitsha, one of the largest black townships in South Africa with a million people.  When Cape Town implemented apartheid in the 1980’s all blacks had to live in designated areas, shanty towns with little or no infrastructure, located just outside the city limits of Cape Town. We stayed at Kopanong Bed & Breakfast www.kopanong-township.co.za That evening Mpho […]

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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 www.kopanong-township.co.za 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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What storage to take on a photo safari

Go straight for the 16 gigs or better yet 32 gigs…forget about anything smaller. We like to shoot RAW plus large Jpegs and so we need lots of space. Take several cards and label before hand so after your afternoon game drive you can put the camera aside and enjoy your “Sundowner” instead of racing […]

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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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