Author Archives: shaland

Introducing The Cleveland Photo Fest

            The Cleveland Photo Fest was established in 2019 as an annual event for the benefit of the Greater Clevelanders who support photography as a fine art. Our mission is to strengthen the appreciation of photography as … Continue reading

Posted in Cleveland, Photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thornybush Game Reserve Executive talks about “Suburbanites on Safari”

Here is what Nic Griffin, Chief Executive of The Thornybush Game Lodge Collection, had to say after reviewing Alex Shaland’s new book “Suburbanites on Safari” “Alex’s book is a fascinating intro to Safari choice criteria, its also easy light reading … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, Nature, Safari, Travel Books, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make Hotel Cala di Greco Your Home in Bonifacio

  “We put into that port, so well-known amongst sailors: where sheer double cliffs, with no gaps, encircle the harbor and two headlands squeeze the narrow entrance in their grasp.” “Homer, “Odyssey,” Chapter X. During all our days of driving … Continue reading

Posted in Corsica, Europe, Hotel, Travel Photography, Travel Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beautiful Manor Russum – Your Best Hotel in Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is considered one of the most beautiful and fashionable seaside resorts in Corsica. It is located on the northwestern coast of the island, some 165 kilometers from the Corsican capital Ajaccio. Founded by the Romans in the first century … Continue reading

Posted in Corsica, Europe, Hotel, Travel Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best Hotel in Malta: Ursulino Valletta

The Malta archipelago, a tiny spot in the middle of the Mediterranean with  400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers, remains unknown to most US travelers. And this is a pity, because if you do visit this island … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, General, Hotel, Malta, Travel Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clive Cortis and his Malta Private Guide Company

  My husband Alex and I have been globe-trotting for over four decades, visiting close to 70 countries, feeling at home in most of them. When in Europe, we very seldom hire private guides, but we did so in Malta. … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Malta, Travel Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Discovering Jewish Connections in Sardinia

Sardinia is an island famed for its unearthly beauty. Sardinia is second only to Sicily in its size among the Mediterranean islands. Like Sicily, Sardinia attracted numerous waves of invaders: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, the Italian city-states of Pisa … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, General, History, Italy, Jewish Story, Religion, Sardinia, Travel Books, Travel Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review of Suburbanites on Safari by Marcia Polevoi

After reading my recently released book, Suburbanites on Safari: Chasing Lions and Giraffes in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Marcia Polevoi wrote a wonderful and insightful review that follows. “I have always wanted to go to Africa to see all the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, General, Nature, Safari, Travel Books, Travel Photography, Travel Tips, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

African Safari 101 Presentation

African  Safari 101: Alex Shaland and his new book Suburbanites on Safari Saturday  May 18th 2019   7:30 PM Limited seating.  Available on a first-come, first-served basis. “An amazing real life perspective on African safari that has been delightfully shared. Funny and witty. Footsteps … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Art and Artists, Books, General, Lecture, Nature, Safari, South America, Travel Books, Travel Photography, Travel Tips, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barbara Miller’s Review of Suburbanites on Safari

Book: “Suburbanites on Safari” by Alex Shaland, Publisher: GTA Books “Are you ready for a wildlife adventure in southern Africa? Not sure where to start? What a wonderful travel guide “Suburbanites on Safari” is! Indispensable. Incredible photography and written in an … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, General, Nature, Safari, Travel Books, Travel Photography, Travel Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment