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5 Don’t Miss Dubai Experiences

Between its exotic Bedouin history and futuristic architecture, the Emirate of Dubai has many attractions for visitors to see, making a guided tour the way to go on a brief visit. Families can begin with Dubai's roots, exploring the old city and harbor on a traditional dhow cruise, or attending camel races. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa at 2,716.5 feet, is an example of the city's...

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Safari West And Save Yourself A Flight To Africa

Those unexpectedly upside down moments in life, like seeing the Golden Arches among the pagodas of Beijing, can be fun and very reassuring, especially when traveling with kids. But when it's the reverse -- finding the exotic in the familiar -- it can be unsettling. So when we first heard there was an African safari camp outside Santa Rosa, California, we were skeptical... and a bit suspicious. A...

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Botswana one of our favourite African destinations to visit

Botswana, a former British colony, gained its independence in 1966 and has since grown to be one of the most stable African countries both politically and economically. So why should Botswana be on your travel bucket list? Botswana has been rated as the no.1 travel destination for 2016 by Lonely Planet and is truly a beautiful country. It boasts some of the greatest concentration of wildlife...

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8 Essentials Tips For Planning a Family Safari in Africa

When planning a safari -- one of those bucket list trips we can all agree on -- you need advice on when and where to go, where to stay, what's best for kids, health and safety, and some suggested tour operators. A family safari to Africa should be the trip of a lifetime. Many parents choose to wait till their children are above 12 years old, and better able to "appreciate" the...

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Dream Trips: Catching the Migration in Kenya and Tanzania

Two-by-two, the wildebeest come in a seemingly endless line of gray that cuts through the Masai Mara’s golden plains. The wildebeest and their migrating companions, the zebra, move toward the Mara River. Hundreds upon hundreds of animals mass on the savannah just above the river bank, braying as they push into already crowded circles. The air is thick with expectation.Everyone...

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Hold off on that new car — plan a trip, instead

Why investing in experiences will make you happier than buying more stuff I’ve had some great experiences in my life, and I cherish the memories, but I also feel quite attached to my possessions.  In fact, I have quite a few possessions that I really love.  So when I read the claim that people derive more enduring satisfaction and happiness from their experiences than...

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Taking Your Children on Safari

A safari is one of the most memorable holiday experiences you can have. You get to see exciting wild animals in their natural environments, and you can do this in relative comfort thanks to the many guided tours that are available in safari areas such as the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. Understandably, some people may have concerns about taking their young children...

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