[UPDATE 1/10/11 8:30 A.M. EST - There is a twitter account (possibly) established by Safari Par Excellence. Follow them at @SafParZambia Their name has been in the news, attached to the accident, but they book all kinds of African Tours, don't operate any of them. I think if they had a Facebook and Twitter account ahead of time, they could have minimized the press they are getting. A lesson to all companies out there - if you don't engage in social media, you'll regret it later when you need it.]
Last week’s post provided suggestions on gifts you could give the traveler in your family. But if you’re a traveler yourself, today I’m asking you to give back this holiday season.
Passports With Purpose
Passports With Purpose is a non-profit organization that gives back to the destinations travelers visit. Uniting travel bloggers from around the internet, last year they raised $64,128 to build houses in India. This year, they are partnering with Room to Read to build a library in Zambia, Africa – home to Victoria Falls, one of my favorite travel destinations.
The cooler weather has arrived in Florida and I’m reminded of Africa. You see, on my first trip to South Africa was during winter (summer in America). And I took a photo of this lonely tree. I loved this tree, because it was standing in a field all alone.
Winter in Africa
And then, 5 months later, it became summer in Africa (winter in America). And I took a photo of that same, lonely tree.
Summer in Africa
Watching the seasons change is one of those simple pleasures in life. Watching them change in another country is even better!
I was recently reviewing some old photos and came across this snapshot of a South African Rock Dassie at Augrabies Falls National Park. I think it is by far, the cutest animal photo I have ever taken. What do you think? If you’d like to see more, click here to view my Facebook Fan Page Photo Album with more of these cute little buggers!
What’s the cutest animal photo you’ve ever taken on your travels? Share by commenting.
I’ll see you out there…!
I bought my first suit at Macy’s. It cost about $500. I also bought my first blazer, $300. They were really nice, and I looked really good in them, if I do say so myself.
September 2007 – JNB
I took said suit and blazer with me on the 2nd of 3 trips to South Africa I was taking that year. On the return trip home, I packed the suit and blazer, dress shoes, assorted shirts, client gift (a fleece jacket), assorted African masks and Amarula into the suitcase and said farewell to them. Last seen: Johannesburg International Airport.
I saw this photo while waiting for my helicopter tour of Victoria Falls in Zambia. It caught my attention, made me laugh and so I thought it might be fun to see what captions you could come up with. What do you think this sign is trying to say?
Add your caption by commenting.
I’ll see you out there…!