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Mafia Island and Pemba Island: Two Zanzibar Diving Alternatives

After close to a week of early morning game drives on bumpy, dusty roads, many travelers seek recourse from ‘safari fatigue’ by tacking on a few nights at the beach. The usual suspect for a safari add-on destination tends to be Zanzibar island in the Indian Ocean, but that’s not the only island getaway in …

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Not All of the Middle East is Unsafe: Visiting Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraq: a country burdened by conflict for as long as I can remember. The War on Terror. ISIS. Saddam Hussein. You would think that a place that evokes those thoughts wouldn’t be somewhere that anyone would want to visit.  Well, I went. I traveled to the Kurdish region in Northern Iraq, otherwise known as Iraqi …

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