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News from NASA on Earth Day 2016

by Mike Mason
It’s Earth Day 2016  April 22 NASA Earth #24Seven Social Media Event NASA is inviting people all around the world to share on social media what they are doing to celebrate and improve our home planet. In return, the space agency will also share what makes up a “day in the life” of NASA Earth science, capturing everything that’s involved in better understanding and protecting our home planet. Take a picture or a short video of an Earth-focused activity you are doing on Earth Day and post it on social media with the hashtag #24Seven. Pictures and videos can be posted […]

Bali New Year- March 9 2016

by Mike Mason
This holiday is the Balinese New Year called Nyepi, means “to keep silent” and falls on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox – this year it falls on 9th March. It is a day of total silence for the whole entire island. All routine activities come to a grinding halt, including flights into and out of the island. No one steps out of their homes. Purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before to exorcize evil spirits from every corner of the island. No traffic is allowed on the streets, except emergency vehicles. As a […]

2016 is the year for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

by Mike Mason
WHY..??  as we guarantee departure based on a minimum of 2 people for certain dates. Scheduled 2016 Departure Dates ex Kigali 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 7 October, 19 December, 2016. Gorilla trekking requires no formal ‘training’ but walking at altitude can be a little tiring. Paths may be muddy in patches, so we provide you with a comprehensive information / kit list for what to pack. With breath-taking mountain views, world-famous wildlife experiences and cultural immersions, Volcanoes National Park will surprise you with activities and experiences beyond a memorable gorilla trek. And heres what to expect […]

When was the last full moon for 2015..?

by Mike Mason
As 2015 comes to an end, we are probably all attempting to fit in those inevitable year end “lasts” — the last trip to the grocery store for 2015 or perhaps the last BBQ of 2015.  If your checklist includes anything to do with stargazing, you may or may not know when the last full moon for 2015 will fall.  This rare occurrence will occur on 25th December 2015 .. the last time a full moon  fell on Christmas day was back in 1977. So this full moon means that this will be our first sighting of the full moon on this […]

World Heritage Yoga

by Mike Mason
The Victoria Falls has long been one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the world. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is a World Heritage site – the name is from the local language, Kololo, and means the Smoke that Thunders, an apt name for the vast Victoria Falls, the World’s largest waterfall during the rainy season, where the mighty mile-wide Zambezi River plunges some 355 feet into the Songwe Gorge. Just 5 miles from the Falls on the Zimbabwe side of the river lies the Victoria Falls River Lodge, a luxury lodge where you can enjoy a 4-day safari in […]

Ubud Uncovered

by Sean Drayton

16 August 2014 – just 2 months away – Elephant Epic Mountain Bike Tour

Two months away – Elephant Epic Mountain Bike Challenge – 16 August 2014 See the raw beauty of Zambia while giving back.. take on a challenge to ride a mountain bike for 75kms to the Zambezi River from Lusaka.  Game Rangers International, a non-profit NGO runs two elephant nurseries for orphaned elephants in Lilayi and Kafue National Park, Zambia. They run community outreach projects sharing experience and knowledge of human/wildlife conflict and anti-poaching initiatives. See the action from 2013 http://elephantepic.org/elephant-epic-2013-pictures/   Do it now for a little over $100, you don’t even have to pack your own tent or cook breakfast […]

Elephant Camp Victoria Falls

by Sean Drayton
  A wonderful surprise await you as a resident at this luxury tented camp a short 15 minute drive from the town of Victoria Falls. All I am saying is its a real treat of an activity and you also get an opportunity to interact with the elephants up close and personal. You can also enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the African bush as you cool off in your private sparkling cool plunge pool. We can highly recommend this well located accommodation establishment as we have personally visited the lodge a few weeks ago in March. CONTACT US FOR […]

Going on vacation ? ..think about packing for a purpose.

by Sean Drayton
Small space Little effort Big impact .. !! You can make a big impact on the lives of children around the world Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to communities you visit. For 5 pounds (2.27 kilos), you can bring one of the following: 400 pencils 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device A stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids 5 Easy Steps Select your destination. Find a lodging and a project it supports. Choose the supplies you wish to bring from the specific items requested. Drop off the supplies at the lodging. They […]