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I Can Talk To The Animals: Last Day of Safari

Guess what? After two weeks photographing the animals on safari I can hear their thoughts: Today we fly home. Blech. Last night we had our final dinner out in the bush. This was the moon that was out: Our field ranger

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Lion Sands 1933 Lodge at Sabi Sands: Here, I Am Megan Fox

We’re nearing the end of our trip. I’m in mourning. When I travel I find myself to be romantic and bold. My hat sits at a jauntier angle. I think it’s a good idea to buy some lacy g-strings despite

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Heading to Hippo Country: Safari Day 11

They had to pry me out of our More Quarters Hotel apartment in Cape Town by the bloody stumps of my fingers. People in Cape Town – and the whole of South Africa actually – are pathologically chipper, laid back

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Safari at Madikwe Lodge: Will The 7-Ton Elephant Bull In Musth Charge?

I never understood why anyone would fly 24-hours from California to the African bush only to potentially be eaten.  After three days at the Madikwe Safari Lodge I get it. The person who comes between you and a she-lion eating

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Safari Bound: Days Two and Three

Hello, South Africa! After a six-hour flight from Los Angles to New York and a fourteen-hour flight from New York to Johannesburg the eagles have landed! Three mom bloggers, five kids, two mothers-in-law, one father-in-law and three husbands. Over the

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South Africa Bound: Day One

We awoke at the crack of a gnat’s ass this morning and stumbled about preparing to depart on the first leg of our South African safari, which is a flight to New York and a sleepover there. Yesterday it seemed

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