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(My) BEST OF ALASKA in PICTURES

If you like the Great Outdoors, then you must go to The Last Frontier, ALASKA! I cruised for a week, stopping in Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan. We sailed all day through Glacier Bay National Park, which is full of glaciers such as Marjorie Glacier, the largest tidewater

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The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT-Part 1

Yes, everyone who goes to Egypt wants to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx And they certainly are MUST-SEES. But so is Sakkara, the VERY FIRST PYRAMID from 2700 B.C. and pre-dating the pyramids at Giza! It’s about 45 minutes outside of Cairo. The day we went, there

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The “MUST-SEES” in EGYPT #3

The Egyptian Museum (currently open in downtown Cairo) or Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) when it opens, likely in 2022. Before you go to Egypt, it’s best if you have some sense of the historical timeline before you start taking in loads of ancient Egypt data points! To that end, I

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How are Hotels Dealing with Covid?

Now that the vaccine is here, you MAY be thinking about traveling this summer or in the second half of this year. And you may be thinking, how safe is it to stay in a hotel? Let me preface this by saying I am not a doctor, and everyone has

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Road Trip Close to Home-The Wild Ponies of Assateague

A quick weekend getaway to Chincoteague and Assateague Island was just what I needed……. Nothing like sand, waves and wild ponies to help get through these pandemic times! The wild ponies of Assateague have made this area famous, but it’s a birder’s paradise and a fishermen’s dream, with gorgeous sunsets.

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A Total WOW: Bangkok Street Food

Don’t Miss It! One of the highlights of my time in Bangkok in November was a street food tour I took with Chef “Nut”. Nut is half Chinese, half Thai and has lived in Bangkok his whole life, and knows the streets like the back of his hand.  We started

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ABU Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Something Extra Special One of my favorite safari camps is Abu Camp by Wilderness Safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. This area in Botswana promises one of the purest safari experiences you can have anywhere. And there are several grand safari camps to stay at. Abu Camp is a luxurious and

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CLIENT SAFARI PICTURES from SINGITA EBONY LODGE & TANDA TULA

My client Michelee Scott is a professional photographer, and recently visited the lux tented camp Tanda Tula in the Timbavati as well as Singita Ebony Lodge in Sabi Sands…..some of her tent, lodge and safari pics are here below in the slideshow.    There’s also a couple of pics from 

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Luxury Travel Adventures Denise Burcksen

Hi I'm Denise

Founder of Luxury Travel Adventures

With 52 countries (and counting!) stamped in my passport, I’ve gained lots of first-hand knowledge and invaluable on-the-ground contacts—and I love putting my experience and expertise to work for my clients. 

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