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Send a High Schooler Packing on Volunteer Trips to Kenya and Peru in 2014

Where: Kenya
December 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Teens with a passion for sports and doing good can enjoy both on one of STRIVE's volunteer trips next summer.

Strive caters to student-athletes who want to grow and learn through travel. High school students work on volunteer projects within local communities, are exposed new customs and cultures, and participate in challenging daily athletic training exercises on all of STRIVE's trips.

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What Not to Do on an African Safari: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

Where: Kenya
November 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM | by | Comments (0)

Safaris are, by their nature, extremely photogenic. All those lush landscapes, the exotic wildlife, and skies that utterly captivate are begging to be captured on camera. Even better, photographic safaris go one step further by offering travelers experiences and locations specifically with photography in mind, and in many cases with professional instruction.

If you love photography, an African safari can be a life-changing experience, but to get the most out of your trip, here's Jaunted's guide for What Not To Do on an African Safari: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes:

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The 11 Integral Steps to Preparing for a Wildlife Photographic Safari

Where: Kenya
October 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM | by | Comments (0)

Every year between July and October, millions of wildebeests march from Tanzania into the Masai Mara National Reserve, chasing the rains and the green grass that follows in what is known as the Great Migration. Travelers have marveled over this natural wonder for years, and for people who love photography, a Great Migration photographic safari provides endless opportunities for mindblowing photos. We just returned from it ourselves, with a slew of new knowledge from our own photo wins and fails.

Whether you're heading out to the Great Migration or something closer to home, here's our 11 tips on how to prepare for the photo safari trip of a lifetime:

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BREAKING: Massive Fire Engulfs Nairobi Airport, Cancels All Flights

Where: Nairobi, Kenya
August 7, 2013 at 1:21 AM | by | Comments (0)

[Update 4pm EST]: The International Arrivals building was indeed the one on fire, and it has been destroyed enough to cause the airport to cease international flights. The airport has however reopened for cargo and domestic flights. An AP video (see below) states that the airport is looking to convert another airport building into a makeshift international terminal so that those flights may also resume sooner rather than later.

[Update 1:30am EST]: Kenya Airways has issued a statement via Facebook declaring that all their passengers are safe.


Reports are flooding in from social media and even from the BBC, that Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA/NBO) is closed due to a massive fire engulfing a building on airport property.

All passengers and staff have been evacuated and the airport is closed as of 7am local Nairobi time, although Twitter users reported that airplanes continued to land even after the Nairobi Fire Department's trucks arrived to tackle the blaze. There's no word just yet on if the fire has caused casualties or injuries, or even what the cause of the fire may be.

Only one major rumor has been confirmed by the airport, with this statement: "We confirm reports of a fire at JKIA affecting part of the international arrivals building and Unit 1 departures."

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Instagram Contest Alert: Fly to Kenya to Visit Lipton's Tea Estates

Where: Kenya
February 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

Three quick questions for you: are you on Instagram? Do you like drinking tea? How about an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Kenya?

Lipton—yes, the iced tea company—is looking for one outstanding Instagrammer to head over to Africa to visit the Lipton Rainforest Alliance certified tea estates in person. Yes, kinda like how Olive Garden has a real cooking school in Italy and how Sutter Home wine is a real Napa vineyard, Lipton's teas are truly made from leaves ethically harvested in Kenya and they're pretty proud of the fact.

You have until March 2 to submit to this "Liptagram Challenge," and there will be weekly prizes for photos, but it's that Grand Prize of the Kenya trip you should set your eyes on—how often does a Kenya trip come up as a prize!?

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Richard Branson Has a New Pad in Kenya and Everyone's Invited

Where: Kenya
January 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

WHat the luxury tents will look like

Share your next vacation with a few wild party animals...or just animals. Richard Branson has just the place for the latter, or both if you're into it! The newest addition to Branson's Virgin Limited Edition Retreats family is Mahali Mzuri in the Kenyan bushlands and it's taking reservations for a summer debut.

The safari grounds, located in the Motorogi Conservancy within the Maasai Mara ecosystem, will play host to travelers looking for the "glamping" experience while staying right on the reserve. 12 luxury tents are poised on the edge of the wildlife sanctuary, and each features an en suite bathroom, a living area, and a front porch for watching zebras and giraffes as you sip tea.

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The Adventures of Travel Cat: Narok, Kenya

Where: Narok, Kenya
November 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Kitty cats. They rule the internet and, whether we realize it or not, pretty much the world too. Ever noticed how cats sometimes stake out the coolest spots in a city? This new feature—Travel Cat—focuses on exactly that. Submit a photo to be featured by tweeting or Instagramming it to us (details below).

Travel Cat spotted in: Narok, Kenya

This week's Travel Cat comes from Nairobi-based traveler Naomi Mutua, (@AKenyanGirl on Twitter), who says of this chill cat:

On my way to the Loyk Camp at Masai Mara, we stopped by the town of Narok. As I had a cup of tea, this beautiful black tom came by, and shared some of my late breakfast.

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The Adventures of Travel Cat: Wasini Island, Kenya

July 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

Kitty cats. They rule the internet and, whether we realize it or not, pretty much the world too. Ever noticed how cats sometimes stake out the coolest spots in a city? This new feature—Travel Cat—focuses on exactly that. Submit a photo to be featured by tweeting or Instagramming it to us (details below).

Travel Cat spotted in: a beachside restaurant on Wasini Island, Kenya.

This week's Travel Cat is from Jaunted twitter follower @AKenyanGirl, who spotted this cat begging for table scraps of a yummy seafood lunch.

"This kitty was asking to share my lunch of delicious crab in Kenya's Wasini Island," says Naomi.

Frankly, who can blame this sand-colored kitty chilling out in the sand, for thinking he's entitled to a little legmeat here and there? After all, he did get us Google-Mapping the location of Wasini Island.

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Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Do Good In Kenya

Where: Kenya
April 14, 2011 at 2:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

Kristin Cavallari recently traded in The Hills for Kenya. The reality star was on a charity trip with her boyfriend, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Culter, on behalf of of her charity One Kid World.

The couple handed out school supplies and helped rebuild two schools while also connecting the kids in Africa with students in the U.S. via a pen pal program. Not surprisingly, they worked in plenty of photo opps with the kids too.

Kristin isn't alone in her philanthropic ventures. Jay also has his own foundation which is hosting a charity event in his hometown of Santa Claus, IN on May 14th. Tickets, which start at $100, which includes dinner, drinks, a performance by David Nail and of course an opportunity to meet Jay and Kristin. For details visit http://jaycutlerfoundation.eventbrite.com/.

Related Stories:
· Kristin Cavallari takes a charitable trip to Kenya[DailyMail]
· Celeb Travel Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: DailyMail]

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Where Prince William Popped the Question to Kate Middleton

Where: Kenya
November 16, 2010 at 9:10 AM | by | Comment (1)

The best way to start a day is with news of a royal engagement! This morning (or evening, in Britain), it was formally announced that England's Prince William has proposed to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton, who accepted. The pair have been dating for eight years ever since meeting at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. They are due to be married in the spring or summer of 2011, with a wedding no doubt conducted at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London [or Westminster Abbey or Windsor Castle].

With all the excitement over the engagement, you can bet that both St. Andrew's in Scotland and Saint Paul's in London will become even bigger tourist hotspots than they usually are, but there's one area no one's thought of yet: the place where Prince William actually popped the question to Kate.

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