Category: Guest Post

Fighting a Veld Fire (by Kurt Druzgal)

Fighting a Veld Fire (by Kurt Druzgal)

If you would have asked me 10 years ago where I would be today, the answer definitely would not have been South Africa.  But once again I would like to thank my wonderful wife and BV for expanding my horizons to an amazing experience. Special thanks to Heather Salgot for many of the incredible veld …

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The Quiver trees of Keetmanshoop (by Kyle de Nobrega)

The Quiver trees of Keetmanshoop (by Kyle de Nobrega)

I found today’s guest blogger through a very cool website called Ranger Diaries. I read a couple of his posts there, then followed the links back to his own website, and saw his photos of these amazing trees. I knew you would enjoy them, as well. Take a moment to check out Kyle’s amazing work …

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The Big Five in Black and White

The Big Five in Black and White

I haven’t met the family who created today’s guest post, but I follow their blog and enjoy their many engaging photos on their website, de Wets Wild. I wanted to share this striking post from their wildlife photography, and I hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy it and then check out their website for …

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Conquering Africa: the ’59 way (by Wernher Hartzenberg)

Conquering Africa: the ’59 way (by Wernher Hartzenberg)

Please enjoy this week’s variety of guest posts I’ve arranged for you while Kurt and I take our first trip to Cape Town. I’m really excited for today’s post. I’ve been planning to post this ever since I met a remarkable man at the gym, Wernher Hartzenberg. I didn’t know his name yet. I only …

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Chocolate Dipped Death (by Sarah Bell)

Chocolate Dipped Death (by Sarah Bell)

This last guest post during my vacation week is from a young woman who runs a website titled Endangered Living. I recently came across this while reading various Africa posts while procrastinating packing for our trip. I was shocked and upset when I read her post, and I think you should read it to. The …

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Survival is Relative (by Amanda and Leslie)

Survival is Relative (by Amanda and Leslie)

Marla’s note: These two crazy friends of mine have an awesome blog titled Survival is Relative. Since they didn’t put a title with this post they submitted to help out while I’m away, I gave it the same title as their blog, since that’s such an awesome title anyway. (Did I mention that it’s awesome?) …

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Laurie Marker’s Cheetah Conservation Fund (by Lori Robinson)

Laurie Marker’s Cheetah Conservation Fund (by Lori Robinson)

In a previous blog, I told you about Lori Robinson before, of Africa Inside, she has been a great commenter on this blog, always making me think a little differently about myself and the way I interact with wildlife. One of my favorite projects Lori promotes is Cheetah Conservation. Her interview with Laurie Marker is …

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My Trip to Zambia (by Janice Anderson)

My Trip to Zambia (by Janice Anderson)

I cannot tell you enough how amazing this guest blogger is. My friend, Janice Anderson, is a doctor who recently volunteered in Zambia, and what she wrote will move you, I promise. It’s beautiful and these beautiful people she helped have a life that most of us can’t imagine. Please follow this link to read …

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Meeting Jane Goodall: A Guest Post

Meeting Jane Goodall: A Guest Post

by Mary Vanhooser Hello Traveling Marla readers! Marla went out on a limb this week and let me write a guest blog for you guys. I’m Mary, an American expat who has been living in South Africa for about 18 months. I moved here with my husband (Aaron) and 3 children (Parker, 8; Nathaniel, 6 …

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