Journaling The Journey

Gabon 2 Day Exciting Wildlife Safari Chez Beti

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Craving a break from the city in search of nature, wild animals and some much needed fresh air and relaxation?  Look no further than Chez Beti, also known as Site Touristique Nyonie.  This wildlife Safari is located about 3 hours from Libreville, the capital of Gabon. On offer at this hidden gem is a relaxing […]

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Republic of Congo: Amazing Gorilla 1 Day Trip

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The Lésio Louna Gorilla Reserve in the Republic of Congo is a vital resource that cares for Western Lowland orphaned gorillas and releases them back into the wild.  Visitors can experience gorillas from a boat, just a few meters away from huge silver back adults, youngsters and solitary gorillas .  This is just a 3.5 […]

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Epic Angola Itinerary: 3, 5 and 10 Days

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Angola is not a country that many people travel to.  However, it is a fantastic destination if you are looking for true off the beaten path places and a real cultural immersion in an off the grid spot. In this post we have created the perfect Angola Itinerary for 3 days, 5 days or 10 […]

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7 Must Visit Places in Angola

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Angola is a country that truly surprised and amazed us.  We did not quite know what to expect.  However, when we got here, we were pleasantly surprised with a country that reminded us of  Burundi, South Sudan and  Namibia, all in one!  In this post we share the 7 must visit places in Angola. This […]

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Scary Road Trip in South Africa

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South Africa is a land of breathtaking landscapes, exquisite wines, and so much more!  However, our four-week idyllic trip turned into a very scary road trip in South Africa. Cape Town’s charm amazed us and the serenity of the Wine Route was enchanting.  We were wondering why so many people fear taking a road trip […]

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10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver

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Vancouver is a vibrant coastal city situated between the stunning mountains and water.  It is a haven not just for nature lovers, but also for those seeking the best vegan restaurants in Vancouver. From innovative takes on comfort classics like vegan pizza to globally-inspired dishes like vegan Ramen, Plant-based food in Vancouver is a scene […]

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Los Roques, Venezuela – 5 Best Beaches

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Los Roques archipelago is a string of about 350 islands, cays, and islets scattered north of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea.  This 128 kilometers  (80 mile) area offers an escape to pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and a laid-back island vibe.  Los Roques was declared a National Park in 1972 and is renowned for its diverse […]

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Bolivia: 8 Ways to Avoid Altitude Sickness

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Bolivia, the land of soaring peaks, vibrant cultures, and captivating history, beckons adventurers with its diverse landscapes. But for many, the initial excitement gets tempered by the fear of altitude sickness, a potential spoiler in this high-altitude wonderland. However, don’t let altitude anxiety deter you! With proper preparation and awareness, you can enjoy the Bolivian […]

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How to Get a Venezuela Visa Fast 2024

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Venezuela has always been high on our list for future destinations.  However due to the very difficult process of getting a tourist visa for the country, we had left this visit to one of our last 20 countries in the world.  And now with only 20 left, we needed to figure out how to get […]

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6 Shocking Truths About Cuba & How to Help

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While Cuba captivates with its vibrant music, sun-drenched beaches, and rich cultural heritage, a closer look reveals the complexities and difficulties faced by its citizens. Beyond the tourist facade lies a reality often marked by economic hardships, limited freedoms, bureaucratic hurdles, and persistent social inequalities. And before you start scoffing, yes, we agree Cuba is […]

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