Category Archives: Travel Tips

Irene’s tips on travel

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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About the Author of Suburbanites on Safari

Many who followed my wife Irene Shaland’s books, magazine articles, and lectures know me as a photographer who’s photos appeared in Irene’s publications and slide presentations. But only few know that I am also a writer myself. Now, that my … Continue reading

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Suburbanites on Safari Ranks #1 New Release on Amazon

Fantastic News from Amazon! Recently, Amazon ranked Alex Shaland’s upcoming book ” Suburbanites on Safari ” as Amazon #1 New Release. Following is a description of Alex Shaland’s new book: “An amazing real life perspective on African safari that has … Continue reading

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Jews of the Jungles and cities in Brazil – Free Lecture in New City NY

Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles and Cities in Brazil Lecture presented by IRENE SHALAND  on Sunday April 14th, 2019   at 2:00 PM Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published travel writer and author of several books for a captivating journey through 500 … Continue reading

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In Search of a Jewish Story in Cuba

  Cuyahoga County Public Library — Orange Branch — PRESENTS Irene Shaland’s Lecture An Island within an Island: In Search of a Jewish Story through 500 Years of Cuban History  Thursday          March 7th2019                      7:00 PM Lecture is FREE, but advance registration … 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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Medical Requirements for Travelers to Brazil

Hello my fellow-travelers, If Brazil is in your travel plans, you might find this information helpful.  Alex and I are going to Brazil in November of this year, so we decided to get our medical preparations out of the way … Continue reading

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Book Review: Birds for beginners in Southern Africa by Philip Coetzee

Review by Philip Coetzee If you look for a field guide, this is the wrong book, but if you want to understand more about birds, about their biology, habits and habitat, this is the perfect book.  In a fun way, with … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy Denmark: Suggestions from a Globe-Trotter

Choosing Your Hotel in Denmark Capital Copenhagen If you are going to take some one-day trips, you might want to stay, like we did, near the train station. I suggest a small gem of a hotel: Axel Guldsmeden. It is a … Continue reading

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