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Must Consider Advice for How to Choose a Safari

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Safari Questions Alex Berger

Start researching safari options and you will quickly discover just how massive Africa actually is. From the Great Migration on the Plains of the Serengeti to the drifting sand dunes of Namibia there are a spectacular number of parks and varied experiences to choose from.  This rapidly becomes even more complex as you then weigh your budget, seasonality, type of ...

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2016 – A Year of Travel In 65 Black and White Photographs

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Best photos of 2016

In 2016 I catapulted across the 50 country mark with visits to several destinations that have captivated my imagination since I was a kid, but long sat neglected on my bucket list. The trips also included several very welcome surprises which reminded me that the more I travel the larger the world becomes and the more there is to explore ...

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2016 – A Year of Travel In 65 Color Photographs

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Iceland Travel Boots by Alex Berger

In 2016 I catapulted across the 50 country mark with visits to several destinations that have captivated my imagination since I was a kid, but long sat neglected on my bucket list. The trips also included several very welcome surprises which reminded me that the more I travel the larger the world becomes and the more there is to explore ...

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The Nearly Perfect 10 Day Trip to Myanmar – Leg 2: Bagan

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The Ruins of Bagan by Alex Berger

Sadly, due to recent events, I’m adding this note and suspending the series before completing Part III. In October and November 2016, an increase in violence in the northern regions has led to a number of village burnings and significant loss of life. As a result, I encourage anyone considering a visit to research events and the current status before ...

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The Nearly Perfect 10 Day Trip to Myanmar – Leg 1: Yangon

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Yangon City by Alex Berger

Sadly, due to recent events, I’m adding this note and suspending the series before completing Part III. In October and November 2016, an increase in violence in the northern regions has led to a number of village burnings and significant loss of life. As a result, I encourage anyone considering a visit to research events and the current status before ...

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Don’t Fear A Visit To Myanmar

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Picture Perfect Bagan by Alex Berger

**Sadly, due to recent events, I’m adding this note and suspending the series before completing Part III. In October and November 2016, an increase in violence in the northern regions has led to a number of village burnings and significant loss of life. As a result, I encourage anyone considering a visit to research events and the current status before ...

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The Mysteries of Angkor and Angkor Wat

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Monks at Angkor Wat by Alex Berger

When I first learned of Angkor, it was through photos and stories of Angkor Wat. At the time I had no idea that Angkor Wat was only one small piece of a sprawling civilization and series of cities, temples, and developments that spanned the entire region.  Angkor, the capital of the empire, includes a long list of sites including Angkor ...

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Southeast Asia – What I Expected vs. What I Experienced

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Vietnamese Girl

I felt the grinding sound of the landing gear lowering below my feet. That hydraulic rumble that reminds me you’re most of the way through your descent and about to return to terra firma. The palms of my hands were starting to sweat and I felt a rock in my stomach.  Despite previous trips, my last foray into a wildly ...

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Solo Travel, Sexual Assault and the Conversation We’re Not Having

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Solo Travel Female

Among independent travelers under 35, a majority of those taking to the road are women. This often surprises people because our narrative surrounding female travel is one which is almost unavoidably linked with the dangers, risks and fears both real and imagined that go with travel. Every travel blogger who has spent any time engaged in conversations around travel or ...