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Yawning Travelers Rewarded With Free Coffee In Airport Ad Campaign

Goodness knows the number of times we've walked through endless airport terminals feeling like a zombie – jet lagged, disoriented, and in need of a serious caffeine fix. Well, a new airport advertising campaign is rewarding bleary-eyed passengers with a free cup of...

5 Prisons for Law-Abiding Citizens

5 Prisons for Law-Abiding Citizens Flickr, Celine Aussourd In this lull between fun summer TV like "True Blood" and the fall premieres of network television shows, many people have been binge watching the Netflix comedy, "Orange is the New Black." Set at a women's prison in Rockland County, New York, the...

Tourists In Safari Car Get Unexpected Passenger (VIDEO)

A terrified impala being pursued by two cheetahs in Kruger National Park made a last ditch move into the window of a nearby safari car (no, it was not a Chevy Impala). Amazingly, college student Samantha Pittendrigh, 20, caught the entire chase on camera. Here's what she...

Elephant Shatters Tourists' Window On African Safari (VIDEO)

While on safari in South Africa, a group of German tourists had a close encounter with an enraged elephant. Already agitated after fighting with another male, the five-ton animal charged at the vehicle. The tourists thought they were safe, but it took only one tap of the...

An Interview With Paul Theroux, Author Of 'The Last Train To Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari'

An Interview With Paul Theroux, Author Of 'The Last Train To Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari' After writing eight travel books that took him around Britain on foot, through the Pacific on a kayak, across Latin America, Europe and Asia on trains and up and down Africa by his wits over the last 30 years, one might think that Paul Theroux would be hard pressed to find...

South African Tourism Launches 'What's Your Big 5' Initiative On Tonight's 'Celebrity Apprentice'

South African Tourism Launches 'What's Your Big 5' Initiative On Tonight's 'Celebrity Apprentice' South African Tourism is about to launch their next big promotional initiative here in the U.S. and they've enlisted Donald Trump himself to help get it started. The new "What's Your Big 5?" campaign kicks off during tonight's episode of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" when...

Elephant Attacks Car In South Africa's Kruger National Park

Elephant Attacks Car In South Africa's Kruger National Park Most visitors to South Africa's Kruger National Park hope that they'll have a memorable wildlife encounter while exploring the popular game reserve. Earlier this week one couple certainly got their encounter when they were attacked by an elephant, leaving their vehicle...

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors It's the great hypocrisy in the mind of every traveler that they want to tour a place free from other tourists. Grumbling that a place is overcrowded isn't without grounds, though. Who hasn't wanted to pull a Dr. Manhattan on the tour groups that take group photos with...

Rhino Poachers Killed In South Africa's Kruger National Park

Rhino Poachers Killed In South Africa's Kruger National Park Anti-poaching rangers on patrol in South Africa's Kruger National Park shot and killed three men who were believed to be rhino poachers this past Wednesday. Officials indicated that the rangers were on a routine operation within the park when they came across the men who had...

Video: Great White Shark Breaks Into Diver's Cage

Last week in Gansbaai, South Africa, a man almost became an afternoon snack for a great white shark when the predator forced its way into a protective shark diving cage. A video uploaded by YouTube user Bryan Plummer shows a large shark ignoring the bait put out by tour...

GeoEx Family Adventures Provide Experiences Of A Lifetime

GeoEx Family Adventures Provide Experiences Of A Lifetime Adventure travel company GeoEx is one of the best in the business when it comes to organizing unique excursions to the far corners of the globe. For more than 30 years they've been planning trips to some of our planet's more off-the-beaten-path locations, giving travelers...

15,000 Crocodiles Escape Farm Into South African River

15,000 Crocodiles Escape Farm Into South African River A South African crocodile farm is facing a large problem after 15,000 of the animals escaped from the site and made their way into the nearby Limpopo River. The crocs made their dash for freedom when massive floodwaters forced the farmers to open their gates in an effort to...

Rhino Poaching Up 50 Percent In South Africa

Rhino Poaching Up 50 Percent In South Africa The South African government has released statistics on the number of rhinos poached in that country last year, and the news isn't especially good. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a record number of 668 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2012, representing a...

Rooting For Ethiopia In The Africa Cup Of Nations

Rooting For Ethiopia In The Africa Cup Of Nations One of the byproducts of travel is that you become more aware of events that don't get much coverage back home. The sports pages here in Spain, for example, aren't exactly full of stories about the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. This continent-wide football championship,...

Video: Zulu Dancing

"Amazing Dancing From The Zulu (kwaZulu-Natal)" from Alex Masterson on Vimeo. The Zulu people of South Africa make up the largest ethnic group within the country. Mostly living in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, nearly 10-11 million Zulu people in the region now...

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer New Year's Eve is fast approaching, so what better time to provide a list of hangover cures from around the world? Our friends at Alice Marshall Public Relations in New York asked some of their clients about local versions of hair-of-the-dog. Unsurprisingly, the preferred...

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: Interview With A USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Diplomat

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: Interview With A USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Diplomat The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is very much an under-the-radar career opportunity for Americans who are interested in trade promotion and living overseas. Compared to the other Foreign Affairs Agencies, the FAS is quite small....

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs

A Traveler In The Foreign Service: The Best Foreign Service Blogs The World Wide Web is saturated with amateurish blogs created by people who'd be lucky to command the devoted readership of their immediate family members, let alone the wider public. There are scores of blogs managed by Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and while many of them...

Leopards May Go Extinct Thanks To Religion

Leopards May Go Extinct Thanks To Religion One of Africa's iconic animals may be hunted to extinction by an emerging religion that honors them, CNN reports. The Church elders of the Nazareth Baptist Church, also known as the Shembe, wear leopard skins as part of their rituals. A mixture of Christianity and...

South Africa Sees Nearly 20 Percent Increase In Tourism In 2012

South Africa Sees Nearly 20 Percent Increase In Tourism In 2012 Earlier this week South African Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk told a diverse crowd that gathered at AMARIDIAN, a prestigious New York gallery, that his country is on pace to break previous records for international arrivals. The Minister said that there has...

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