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South Africa — Wild and tamed. Affluent and impoverished. Ancient and avant-garde. Often referred to as “a world in one country,” South Africa is a land of beguiling contrasts and endless possibilities. Where else can you straddle two mighty oceans (Indian and Atlantic), view the first traces of humanity, tour one of the largest wine-producing regions in the world, and luxuriate in a boutique game lodge after scoring snapshots of the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo)?

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For the amazing scenery, safari adventures, exciting cosmopolitan cities, great beaches, and mighty surf.

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Foodie Friday: American-Themed Diners Around the World

March 28, 2014 by Alex Schechter

Stuck forever in the era of boat-sized convertibles, Elvis memorabilia, and red-checkered tablecloths, these American-themed diners offer a nostalgic ride into ‘ ... Read More »


American-Themed Diners Abroad

March 27, 2014

Tokyo: In American fashion, Baker Bounce serves up its burgers and fries with a drink rarely seen in Japan: root beer. Read More »


3 "Bachelor"-Inspired Trips You Can Actually Take

February 13, 2014 by Blane Bachelor

In recent seasons, ABC’s long-running seriesThe Bachelor andTheBachelorette have quietly turned their attention from catfights, crying, and ill-fated proposals ... Read More »


South Africa on the Rise: Why You Should Visit Johannesburg Right Now

January 15, 2014 by Roni Weiss

In South Africa, Johannesburg is frequently treated as a stopover on the way to Cape Town or a safari. But don't be fooled: Joburg is more than just a hub. With ... Read More »


Q&A: A Safari Expert Tells You What to Expect

October 30, 2013 by Melanie Scharler

Lots of travelers have a safari somewhere on their bucket lists. Gerry van der Walt, safari and photography expert, and co-founder of Wild Eye Photo Safaris, ... Read More »


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