Category Archives: Nature

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

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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

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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

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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

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Medical Requirements for Travelers to Brazil, Continued

If you missed Part one of this post click here Part One When you make an appointment at your medical system’s Travel Clinic before your trip to Brazil, they always ask you when and what country are you going. Before … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Milestone Anniversary inside the Enchanted Fig Tree of Australia

Alex and I have traveled to nearly 70 countries. We celebrated our birthdays and anniversaries in places like a street corner café on Easter Island, tiny seafood restaurant in Cochi, Kerala,  a second century BC villa –turned Renaissance palace-turned art … Continue reading

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Chasing the Elusive Northern Lights in Iceland

by Alex Shaland All visitors to Iceland fall into two distinctive categories: those who saw the northern lights and those who did not. When Irene set her trip target on Iceland, she was determined to place herself, our daughter, and … Continue reading

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Oslo Fjord Cruise

Join us on a short Oslo Fjords cruise starting at the Oslo City Hall, leisurely floating by the Akershus Fortress and Castle, and enjoying the best view of the marvel of modern Norwegian architecture, the Opera House. Watch Navy ships, … Continue reading

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