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Best Vistas of the World: Serengeti – Bing Travel

Thanks to bumped seats on a flight in Johannesburg in 2002 (we confirmed our return seats twice), my husband and I got a mileage voucher. The next year, we flew from Dubai to Kenya, then traveled to Tanzania by tour. We signed up for a no-frills safari-tenting tour. Oh, what a trip! We timed it for the return of the wildlife to the Serengeti. Our small tour group sat in a mini-van right in the middle of the zebras, wildebeests, etc. That was only one highlight of that trip…

Best Vistas of the World: Serengeti – Bing Travel: Serengeti

“The Maasai name for the Serengeti is “Serengit” — it translates to “endless plains” — and this section of Africa is so vast that it seems to dwarf the herds of 2 million wildebeest, gazelles and zebra that migrate twice annually in a giant circle, the largest mammal migration in the world. Covering 12,000 square miles, the Serengeti stretches from southwestern Kenya to northern Tanzania.”

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Canada Travel Guide

This site is one of my favorites when I am planning a trip.  You can choose the categories you would like included in a guide.

Canada Travel Guide.

Extreme Castles: Predjama Castle, Slovenia – Bing Travel

Check out these Castles! My husband, our son and I visited this castle in Slovenia quite by change of plans. We were to drive to Prague from Vienna, Bratislava, then onto Hungary. My husband and I flew to Vienna from Bahrain, and our son flew there from the States. The day we got there was the day Europe had the 100-year flood. All our well-made plans went out the window. We decided to keep the rental car and head south. In doing so, we went through Slovenia and discovered this wonderful castle built into the cave. It was awesome!

Extreme Castles: Predjama Castle, Slovenia – Bing Travel: “Extreme Castles: Predjama Castle, SloveniaA castle on an island is one thing, but a castle in a cave? Slovenia has just that in the form of Predjama Castle, built in the mouth of Postojna Cave, about 100 miles east of Venice, Italy. The in-cave location provided excellent defensive capabilities for the castle, whose history goes back at least to the 13th century; these days, cave tours are popular with visitors to the castle.”

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Complete Guide to Vacation Rentals Slideshow at Frommer’s

Traveling this summer?  Check this out:  Complete Guide to Vacation Rentals Slideshow at Frommer’s.

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Visit a Quieter Part of the Great Wall – 10 New Ways to Do China’s Greatest Hits Slideshow at Frommer’s

This article from Frommer’s brought back wonderful memories of my family’s fantastic TransSiberian Train trip from Beijing to Moscow/St. Petersburg in July 2005. 

Visit a Quieter Part of the Great Wall – 10 New Ways to Do China’s Greatest Hits Slideshow at Frommer’s

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GOTTA TRAVEL: 12 Beautiful Lakes

These lakes are sooo beautiful!

These 12 lakes go to all the right extremes — highest, deepest, clearest — and showcase nature at its most spectacular. Soak up the views from a boat, a cable car, a trailhead or a castle tower. Text by Beth Collins, Budget Travel.”

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