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Unforgettable African Safari: Hemingways Nairobi, Angama Amboseli, and Angama Mara

Part 1: KENYA I just returned from Kenya and Rwanda, and as always, Africa thrilled me! Hemingways Nairobi is becoming my de facto home while in Nairobi, and while there I returned to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see Mzinga, my adopted orphan elephant. I also never tire of the Giraffe Center where you can hand-feed … Read more

MATEYA Safari Lodge

An absolute gem in Madikwe Private Reserve, South Africa Madikwe is a relatively new malaria-free game reserve, established in 1991. Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 66 large mammal species including the Big Five and approximately 300 resident and migrant bird species. It is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves. So why go to … Read more

SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI PICS

Some of my best pictures from my trip this month! Taken at Shamwari Private Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape; Madikwe while staying at Mateya and Jaci’s Lodge; and Marakele while staying at Marataba. I’ve been to Kruger and Sabi Sands before, and the above are all malaria-free areas that still have the Big Five-although … Read more

Marrakech in Pictures

-Notes from my own adventure in Morocco by Denise Burcksen, owner Luxury Travel Adventures I loved Marrakech! It’s a cacophony of sights, sounds, colors and smells. I was traveling with female clients and we stayed in a two-bedroom, three-story riad at The Royal Mansour that was stunningly beautiful. Each riad (palace) has an indoor courtyard … Read more

MUST-SEES in Morocco

-Notes from my own adventure in Morocco by Denise Burcksen, owner Luxury Travel Adventures I just did a fabulous tour of Morocco and it is an absolute FEAST for your senses! The food, the fragrances, the mosaic tile and pottery, the artisans, the craftsmanship, the architecture-it’s all amazing. I have been all over the world … Read more

A FIRST LOOK AT CELEBRITY APEX CRUISE SHIP

Cruise in sleek style onboard this high-tech beauty The Celebrity APEX is an Edge-class ship and brand-new build that started sailing in Nov 2021.    I sailed the 2/5/22 Western Caribbean in a Sky Suite in The Retreat, and it was a fabulous experience from start to finish.  And-I didn’t get Covid. First Impression of the 2,910 passenger … Read more

EGYPT TRIP REPORT

pyramids at giza

What is it like to do a bucket-list trip during Covid? -by Denise Burcksen I just returned from my own bucket-list trip to Egypt, and it felt terrific to enjoy international hospitality once again!  Although the jet lag from flying back really kicked my a*#, so I guess I’m rusty:) Here’s a recap of my trip in terms … Read more

HOTEL REVIEW: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort in Cabo, Mexico

Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo, Mexico may be one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve every stayed at, and certainly one of the most romantic, with its twinkling lights, hand-lit candles and lanterns everywhere and trees hung with glass hearts. Now I know why Las Ventanas is always on every travel critics “BEST” list.