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Africa

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Written by Sharon Sinclair. My husband and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Called the “Mother City”, Cape Town is a diverse city with many cultures and interests including beaches, mountains, harbors and botanical gardens. The waterfront area is alive with local… [Read More]

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Written by Megan Myslinski (Classic Travel Intern, Fall 2015). Wanderlust is defined as “a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about,” a desire that compels wayfarers, cosmopolitans, and globetrotters to sojourn, traipse and gallivant to sights unseen all over the world. I know I’ve had this urge to explore since my tiny tot days… [Read More]

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Written by Pam Sievers with photos by Kathy Lindahl. Is it really a vacation when you get up every morning by 5:30? Where you ride in a vehicle for 10 straight hours, jostling over rutted roads, dried up river beds and expansive plains? Where your bathroom break is the patch of parched land behind the… [Read More]

Written by Eric Dobbrastine (Classic Travel Intern, Summer 2014). Born and raised in Grand Ledge, Michigan and having never left the United States, a study abroad trip to Ghana during the summer of 2007 was a signature experience influencing my deep desire to do something much more meaningful with my life. The wide-spread poverty, the… [Read More]

Written by Jack Vitek. In April 2004, the US government lifted travel restrictions to Libya, a ban in place for 20 years. I flew into Tripoli on the day the ban was lifted in as a representative of Oklahoma State University because we were interested in having Libyans return to our institution. Prior to travel… [Read More]

Written by Marshall Cossman. In February my wife and I took our first trip to Egypt. It was an eleven day tour sponsored by National Geographic and operated by Abercrombie & Kent. Since we had experience with both companies, we were not surprised with the quality of the trip. Our first three days were spent… [Read More]

Written by Tom Thrun. South Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to Americans, as the awareness spreads that the country is not only about safaris and wildlife but also the cosmopolitan pleasures of its sophisticated cities-their nightlife, music, art, shopping, beaches, golf, international cuisine- and the wine country. It’s a long way to go but worth… [Read More]

Written by Edinam Alifo. “Akwaaba – Welcome to Ghana”. This is the warm greeting a visitor will receive upon disembarking at the Kotoka International Airport in the Capital City of Ghana, Accra. Ghana is located on the West Coast of Africa, about 750 km. north of the equator in the same sub-region as the Republic… [Read More]

Written by Diane Churchill and David Labaree. We knew we were no longer in Lansing when the single landing strip was the only pavement in sight, the airport terminal was a large thatched roof hut, and we had to share the road with an elephant that was leisurely munching at a tree for lunch. The… [Read More]

Written by William Faunce. We had always wanted to see elephants in the wild. On a safari in Kenya and Tanzania last January, we not only saw all the elephants we wanted but also had close-up views of lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, water buffalo, rhinos, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, baboons, gazelles, and some animals, like the tiny… [Read More]