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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Asia & Africa

Taming the Mighty Mekong

Running 2,700 miles, the Mekong River is the longest in Southeast Asia and the 12th longest in the world, flowing from the southeastern Qinghai province in China all the way to the South China Sea just outside of Ho...

The Echoes of Distant Thunder in Vietnam

The echoes of war still resonate in Vietnam. But they’ve gradually faded as the country has rebounded from decades of conflict and now welcomes its former adversaries. Our personal journey...

A Nile River Cruise Highlights Ancient Eygpt Amidst Modern Luxury

A four-day cruise down Egypt’s Nile River on a modern air-conditioned cruise ship, stopping along the way to visit ancient temples honoring pharaohs who lived thousands of years before Christ was born, provides stark contrasts between antiquity and modern...

Charting A Course on Mother River Into The Mystique of Cambodia and Vietnam

There is no doubt I’m far from home – in sultry Cambodia, a deeply Buddhist land of time-honored tradition and ancient superstition. I’m on a 15-day river cruisetour: a perfect way to delve deep into a culture because...

Cape Town

Until you experience South Africa, it is difficult to explain its boundless charm. From the Cape to near Kruger, South Africa offers unique experiences and amazing scenery. After a 31-hour door-to-door trip, our group’s first outing was the wine...

Hong Kong: Pearl of the Orient

Hong Kong, “Asia’s World City,” is where East greets West, where culture melds into commerce and carries both globally. Hong Kong is also called the Pearl of the Orient, a natural jewel extending an invitation to explore a world...

Into the Wild

By Darcy Grimes When you think of an African safari do you imagine roaming the vast African savannahs holding your breath as you anxiously await that chance encounter with the wild? Do you assume that viewing the “Big Five” is...

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Explore the Outdoors…Online!

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Take a Virtual Vacation!

by Kristen Griffie Covid-19 might have us homebound right now, but that doesn't mean we still can't "escape!" There’s no shortage of TV shows, movies, FaceTime...