Africa


Updated on: 03/15/19During our Uganda safari, we decided to do something new for us, and that was to take a private tour. We had traveled Africa in the past both solo and on low-budget group tours, but we never were able to take a high-end safari company with a private and customized itinerary. In Uganda we finally made this a reality, and did so with a company called Churchill Safaris- a popular organization that offers fully...

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Updated on: 03/15/19We've spent nearly six weeks on safari in Africa over the last few years, and during our travels we've been on low budget group tours to high-end private tours with vastly different experiences. But when it comes down to it, while most of your experience in Africa is dictated by the local conditions on any given day, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have the best safari in Africa. Today, we wanted to...

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Updated on: 03/17/19For the longest time, Angie had mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda on her bucket list, and in early 2019 we finally made that dream a reality with our trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. When visiting, we really weren't sure what to expect. We heard the hike could be easy, moderately challenging, or terrible. We heard the roads are okay and awful. And we have heard mixed feelings on the experience overall...

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Updated on: 12/26/18Think of Mauritius and your mind instantly conjures up images of powder white beaches and tropical palm trees. A popular honeymoon destination and a luxury hot spot for celebrities and jet setters, Mauritius is one of the closest things to paradise on earth. Mark Twain put it perfectly; “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”...

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Updated on: 01/29/19During our vacation in the Seychelles we used travel rewards points for luxurious stays at many hotels, including the Hilton Northolme Mahe as well as the Hilton Labriz Silhouette Island. Our adventure began on the island of Mahe where we stayed at the Hilton Northolme, also known as the world's smallest Hilton (by room count). Where this could be a negative for some hotel chains, Hilton does an exceptional job...

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Updated on: 01/29/19When we first began planning our vacation in the Seychelles, we knew we wanted to hit up the Hilton resorts due to Angie's Diamond status and her obscene number of points (plus extra from our travel rewards credit cards). We found out that the country has two- the Hilton Northolme on the island of Mahe (also known as the world's smallest Hilton) and the Hilton Labriz. The latter of which was an interesting one to...

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