Travel Contests: Week of May 14, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of ten dream vacations from AARP (one each week) Win a trip to hike Mount Kilimanjaro plus a five-day safari from Grape-Nuts Win airfare plus $20,000 to spend in to Paris from Epitymas Win a $25,000 trip […]

11 Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge in Tanzania

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I just got back from an incredible 10-day safari to East Africa with Micato Safaris. If you haven’t heard of Micato they are the industry leader and win all the big travel magazine awards year after year. You can learn about them here by reading my 12 reasons to choose Micato Safaris for your next […]

12 Reasons to Choose Micato Safaris for Your Next African Safari

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One of the ultimate trips a traveler can take is an African safari. So many people, from an early age, dream of going on one, often inspired by movies (like Born Free and ahem, Lion King) or books (like Out of Africa). Safaris are not cheap and some people save for years to make it […]

Serengeti Balloon Safari

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My first day in Tanzania was incredible … more than I could have anticipated or imagined! My wife Natalie and I woke up super early in one of the comfortable beds at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge to meet the rest of our group in the lobby at 4am. (We’re on a sponsored Micato Safaris […]

US State Department’s Africa Safety Tips

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As certain parts of Northern Africa become more and more volatile from political upheaval, the US State Department is issuing travel advisories for many areas on the continent, including some areas considered stable. For instance, this past week saw the US Embassy in Tanzania releasing a set of Personal Safety Reminder and Tips in response […]

Zanzibar: From Historic Stone Town to the Matamwe’s Rustic Beaches

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Story and Images by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com. After seven days of no showering and hiking up Kilimanjaro, I was ready for some active relaxation.  My friends at Adventure International insisted that Zanzibar, a series of islands off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, were exactly what the doctor ordered.  According […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro

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Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com on the top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. As with most events in my life, how I ended up 19,341 vertical feet in the air at the top of Kilimanjaro, was due to a chance encounter.  In October 2011, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Annual Summit […]