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Award-winning artist carves lifelike creations – The San Diego Union

The wood and stone African animals Alex Chitura carves are so stunning he continually wins awards for the lifelike creations. Just this year, the Ramona resident claimed a first and second prize at the San Diego County Fair, a first place at the Indian Wells Arts Festival and Best of …

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Man left fighting for his life after crashing into giraffe on safari tour

A tourist in South Africa has been rushed to hospital after a minibus crashed a giraffe into his vehicle. The elderly Swiss man is currently on life support after an 18-foot tall giraffe, weighing 750kg crushed the roof and front of his Ford Ranger camper at a wildlife park in …

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From Ethiopia to Australia, the Promises and Pitfalls of Tourism for Good

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—The opening of Ethiopia’s once-secretive imperial palace complex has been hailed as symbolizing a new era of openness for the East African nation, but it also has another aim—job creation. The Menelik palace and its 40-acre Unity Park compound overlooking Addis Ababa opened to the public in October …

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Cruises out of Long Beach: The Pros and Cons

Long beach is a major cruise hub on the West Coast. In fact, most Carnival cruises on the West Coast depart from Long Beach, and Carnival’s Long Beach terminal is one of the busiest cruise terminals in the country. If you’re planning a cruise vacation one of the first things …

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Trader Vic’s Tiki Comeback: New Locations and More Mai Tais

The thatched roof of Trader Vic’s in Emeryville, California, is visible from the parking lot, boats bobbing in the marina around it. There’s classic tiki flair everywhere: the swaths of bamboo and wooden carvings of unnamed gods and totems, the pu-pu platters, the Hawaiian music playing overhead, and, of course, …

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Special Holiday Offer by African Travel, Inc. Showcases an Authentic, Luxurious Experience in South Africa

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — For travelers seeking spectacular holiday specials, African Travel, Inc. wants to show you the magic of Africa with immersive, authentic experiences of the continent’s diverse culture.   As a special holiday incentive, travelers who book African Travel, Inc.’s exceptional Southern Explorer safari …

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Tourist fights for life after being crushed by a giraffe at Kruger National park

Tourist fights for life after being crushed by a giraffe that fell onto his safari camper at Kruger National parkElderly Swiss tourist fighting for life after being airlifted to hospital by helicopterMinibus knocked fully grown giraffe into his safari camper’s path in South Africa18-foot animal weighing 1,650 lbs was killed by …

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Rwanda Is Building a Low-Footprint, Luxury Tourism Industry From Scratch—and Succeeding

“The president is coming!” The excited whispers ripple around the sumptuous new Singita Kwitonda Lodge on the Rwandan side of the verdant, haze-shrouded Virunga volcanoes, then become increasingly urgent: “He’s outside!” “He’s here now!” Like the hundred or so other international guests who made the journey to this hauntingly beautiful …

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African Safari: A Fantastic Experience at Kambaku River Sands

Looking back, I think it was the leopard. My visit to the Kambaku River Sands in the Greater Kruger National Park area of South Africa was a magical experience; baby elephants trundling alongside their giant mothers, male zebras braying for their girlfriends and a pride of lions not 10 meters …

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Destination Wrap: Wellington becomes UNESCO City of Film, small Finnish city’s quirky Santa bid + MORE!

Looking for more reasons to cross the ditch, or “seize the day” on a cheap flight? Allow us to indulge your FOMO with this week’s Destination Wrap. Wellington named UNESCO City of Film The capital city of New Zealand has been listed as a UNESCO City of Film, becoming the …

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