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Why the Masai Mara Should Be on Your Bucket List

Why the Masai Mara Should Be on Your Bucket List

Nestled in East Africa, in the Southwestern portion of Kenya that borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as the Maasai Mara) is Kenya’s most famous wildlife destination. The reserve is one of Africa’s highest density regions for predators, and its wide open grasslands and rising wildlife populations make it one of the best (and easiest) places in the world to spot game.

Why You Should Go on Safari in Tanzania

Why You Should Go on Safari in Tanzania

Located in East Africa, Tanzania is one of the best places for game drives and THE scene for the Great Wildebeest Migration where almost two million mostly wildebeest, zebra, and antelope move through the Serengeti in search of water and food. One of the many advantages of choosing Tanzania for your safari is access to the biggest terrestrial conservation area in Africa and perhaps even in the world.

Brazil's Best Beaches

Brazil's Best Beaches

With over 4,600 miles of beautiful beaches, Brazil offers many options for enjoying the warm South American sun and sand. Brazil beaches are an important aspect of Brazil culture and lifestyle—after all, it’s no coincidence there’s a bikini cut named after the country. Visiting a few of the best beaches in Brazil is definitely a must-do when visiting this beautiful country.

The Largest Desert in the World

The Largest Desert in the World

When people think of a desert they think of a place covered in sand and sand dunes. Morocco is home to the Sahara Desert, which spans over 3.5 million square miles, roughly the size of the United States. It stretches from the Red Sea in the east, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. That’s a lot of sand!

What To Eat and Drink In Brazil

What To Eat and Drink In Brazil

Brazil’s vibrant culture is widely recognised all over the world. With its famous carnival and lively samba, it should come as no surprise that their food reflects this energetic spirit. Brazilian cuisine is especially exciting as it’s a combination of multiple influences: indigenous, European (mainly Portuguese and Spanish) and African.

Things to do in Brazil: Off the Beaten Path

Things to do in Brazil: Off the Beaten Path

Planning a trip to Brazil can be overwhelming; after all, this South American country is larger in size than the entire European continent! But if you want to get to know the true soul of Brazil, then you can’t be afraid to explore some of the off-the-beaten path destinations. Journey to some of the lesser-known destinations listed below for an unforgettable Brazilian adventure!

13 Brazil Packing Essentials

13 Brazil Packing Essentials

Covering over 8.5 million square miles, Brazil is the largest country in South America, and, as such, its climate varies considerably from north to south. While over 60% of the country lies in the tropics, Brazil also lays claim to four other climactic regions, including semiarid, subtropical, highland tropical, and equatorial. With all of these climactic changes, not to mention its geographic diversity (mountains and cliffs to low-lying beaches), how on earth you supposed to pack for a trip to Brazil? Fortunately, no matter where you are traveling in Brazil, there are some standard packing essentials that you simply must take with you! Continue reading for all of your Brazil packing needs!

10 Things to Know Before Traveling to Brazil

10 Things to Know Before Traveling to Brazil

Brazil is a vibrant country in South America! As the largest South American country, it is home to 60% of the Amazon Rainforest. It is a popular travel destination for several reasons. Do you have some worries about visiting the world’s largest exporter of coffee? Curious to when the best time to visit? Continue reading for some helpful tips!

7 Things I Learned from Traveling Overseas on a Foreign Basketball Tour

7 Things I Learned from Traveling Overseas on a Foreign Basketball Tour

This year I had the chance to travel with the BYU Women’s Basketball team to Europe on their Foreign Basketball Tour, visiting the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, and Italy. Here are 9 Things I Learned from Traveling Overseas on a Foreign Basketball Tour:

Travel Guide: Must See Destinations In Egypt

Travel Guide: Must See Destinations In Egypt

Egypt is a fascinating country that is rich in history. It links northeast Africa with the Middle East and dates back to the time of the pharaohs. Thousands of year-old monuments including Giza’s Pyramids and the Great Sphinx are the star attractions as well as Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings tombs. A trip to Egypt is like walking deep into history. Here is a travel guide to some of Egypt’s top destinations.

The Easiest Ways to Get a Cuban Visa

The Easiest Ways to Get a Cuban Visa

Some of the most common questions I received after returning from Cuba was: wait, isn’t it illegal for Americans to travel there? How did you get the visa? Many myths are present regarding whether or not Americans can legally travel to Cuba. The short answer: yes you can, and it’s pretty simple. To visit Cuba when traveling from the United States, you need a visa (or tourist card - they’re the same thing).

Seniors Travel to Egypt

Seniors Travel to Egypt

Egypt is a country that awakens the imagination. What comes to mind for you—floating down the Nile, Pharaoh Tutankhamun and the ancient tombs, scarabs (famous beetle image) or sphinxes guarding ancient pyramids? Maybe your images tend more to pop culture of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in “Cleopatra” or the more modern films series “Indiana Jones.” Whatever the pictures that come to mind, Egypt is a country of ancient history, civilizations, delicious culinary dishes and adventures for senior travelers.

Top Ten Most Historically Significant Sites In Africa

Top Ten Most Historically Significant Sites In Africa

Africa appeals to most adventurous travellers for its diverse safari expeditions and breathtaking desert landscapes, but it is also slowly being recognised for its impressive historical sites. Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the New World, and a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Africa has some of the most historically significant sites in the world.