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Out of Africa Lives on at Angama Mara

Aerial shot from Angama.com.
Our final stop was Angama Mara, a very special new safari lodge created and operated by Steve & Nicky Fitzgerald, legends in the luxury safari lodge industry, and good friends of our good friends, Will and Brandy Taylor (Khashana Adventure Travel). We’d been following closely the development of this dream – the beauty and history of the Angama Mara site drew visionaries Steve and Nicky out of retirement  – and we felt like we were coming to a friend’s home by the time we were greeted with warm hugs on Angama’s private airstrip. Inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’, […] Read more

Fishing in the Seychelles

Mark caught a nice bonefish with guidance from TC Calitri, a man of many talents including providing world-class guide.
After a 36 hour delay, we finally got a weather clearance to fly from Mahé to Assumption Island. Tropical Cyclone Fantala had been as strong as any storm on record in the Indian Ocean, but the news from Pangaea – our home for the next 4 days – was ‘blue skies, and the fishing is heavenly.’ We had the very good fortune to be hosted on the 191 foot fishing and expedition yacht, Pangaea, for a few days. Pangaea’s, and Todd’s, story is fascinating, and we would acquire a new appreciation for the passion and amazingly generous philanthropic spirit guiding Pangaea’s mission. […] Read more

Angama Mara Safari

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To close out our ‘April in Africa’ series, we’ll leave you with a photographic replay of our incredible safari game drives in the Maasai Mara. Before the trip, we wondered how another safari could possibly live up to our previous amazing experiences (all arranged and curated by Khashana Adventure Travel). We also didn’t quite know what to expect since we were there in the ‘rainy’ season. As far as the season, we will never shy away from rainy season again… everything was green and lush, there were fewer people than high season, and as you will see… the wildlife was plentiful. To name […] Read more

Bonzour from the Seychelles

The white powder beaches were pristine.
Part 3 of our April in Africa trip: the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands just south of the equator, east of Africa, and ‘a thousand miles from anywhere,’ as the tourist board slogan reminds visitors. The inner granite islands were created from a splinter of India when it tore away from Africa over 650 million years ago and were subsequently protected from the outside world by a thousand mile moat of ocean. The main islands have only been settled for about 200 years, first by the French and then by the English. Many African slaves were brought in to […] Read more

Cape Winelands, South Africa

Great silhouette off of the lake within Delaire Graff Estate.
The Cape Winelands is a region of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is the largest wine producing region in South Africa and is divided into six main wine regions, each offering its own unique wine route. We drove through parts of three of the regions: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town after Cape Town, was founded in 1679 during the period of control by the Dutch East India Company. The name Stellenbosch (‘Van Der Stel’s forest’) was given to the site of Governor Simon van der Stel’s camp after he was captivated by […] Read more

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NOW   Athens, Greece
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Mark & Shauna Trieb

We’re Mark and Shauna Trieb and we live in Dallas, Texas. We are actuaries-turned-adventurers and one of the truisms that guides us is: “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” So, we’re doing our best to see, meet, try, and inspire as many places, people, experiences and adventures, as we can during our one shot at life. Read More

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