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5 Travel Gadgets & Gear I Want for the Holidays

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On December 20, 2016

All year long I read blogs and articles about cool travel gear.  I sneak looks at other travelers to...

Ooh La La! Paris Movies We Love

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On March 4, 2011

One of our favorite ways to prepare for a trip is to watch a movie about where we’re going....

Anne & Audrey’s South Africa Adventure – The Finale

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On February 18, 2011

Another day full of excellent adventures. . . We were awakened before first light for a morning game drive...

Anne & Audrey’s South African Adventure – Sabi Sabi -Super!

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On February 13, 2011

We went back to Johannesburg for an overnight before flying to Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve near Krueger National...

Nothing Stops the Adventurous Traveler

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On February 9, 2011

Well, it’s been another interesting year in the travel business.  Economic woes world-wide, natural disasters and terrorist threats; one...

Moments When Oprah Is Right

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On February 7, 2011

Last month Oprah declared being a travel agent was one of the top 5 “Happiest Jobs in America.” She...

Anne & Audrey’s South Africa Adventure/ Rainbows & Warthogs

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On February 1, 2011

So, here is the latest from Africa:  VICTORIA FALLS – OMG! – you cannot begin to imagine it –...

The Swiss Chocolate Train – Yum!

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On January 31, 2011

For a real Willy Wonka adventure, hop on board Switzerland’s Chocolate Train.  And what do you get?  A train...

Anne & Audrey’s African Adventure/Victoria Falls

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On January 30, 2011

We drove to Johannesburg from Pretoria and then flew to Victoria Falls – “The Smoke That Thunders”.  Hello Zimbabwe! ...

Anne & Audrey’s South Africa Adventure/1

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On January 28, 2011

Thanks to South Africa Airways, our flights from Washington Dulles to Capetown were comfortable (well as comfortable as you...

On The Map’s Favorite Afternoon Tea in London

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On January 11, 2011

Well, of course you have to pretend to be British at least once during your stay in London!  One...

10 Movies To Watch Before You Travel To Italy

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On January 5, 2011

One of our favorite ways to prepare for a trip is to watch a film about where we’re going....

Top 6 Reasons To Have A Passport

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On April 27, 2010

It’s a fact:  Most Americans do not have a passport. The number of Americans who have a passport, according...

Wine, Poetry & Patagonia Women’s Trip/Chapter 4

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On March 12, 2008

Fung Shui, Science Fiction and Barrel Lullabies February 3 (continued) So – two wineries and one excellent lunch later...

Wine, Poetry & Patagonia Women’s Trip/Chapter 3

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On March 11, 2008

A Sip Here, A Nibble There: Wine + Food February 3 We are up and out and on our...

Wine, Poetry & Patagonia Women’s Trip/Chapter 2

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On February 28, 2008

Inspired by Chileans – My ‘New’ New Year’s Resolution February 2 I went to the airport to pick up...

Wine, Poetry & Patagonia Women’s Trip/Chapter 1

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On February 26, 2008

Welcome to Chile.  You’re Busted. January 31 Leaving for Santiago, Chile.  The flight was crowded, long and uneventful.  But...

Entering the Blogging World

  • Posted by onthemaptravel
  • On December 11, 2007

It seems like it was yesterday I had this notion of starting up a travel company that really paid...