Africa





The Huffington Post Travel Blog: My Top 5 Things to Check Off Your Bucket List in Capetown, South Africa


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Huffington Post Arts & Culture: How I Became a Modern Day Treasure Hunter


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Zanzibar Wedding Featured in South African Magazine





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Check out the blog post from my Africa trip on Martha Stewart “The Bride’s Guide”





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Diving, South Africa


While in Africa, we went diving off the coast. The boat was called the Capuccino, it had a rustic feel for a boat.




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Victoria Falls, South Africa


Victoria Falls.




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Mikumi Safari, South Africa


Mikumi Safari in Africa was so amazing.




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Maasai Warriors, South Africa


The Maasai Warriors were our personal body guards while we were in Africa.




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Joberg Safari, South Africa


Joberg Safari in Africa




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African Owls and Exotic Bird Sanctuary at Spier in Stellenbosch with Laura Grier


Exotic Bird Sanctuary at Spier Winery in Stellenbosch outside of Cape Town, South Africa. 1/17/2012 http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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South African Great White Shark Attack with Laura Grier


Swimming with Great White Sharks in Gansbaai, Cape Town. 1/17/2012 http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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Laura Grier at Villa Afrikana a Boutique Hotel in Knysna


This is a tour of the fabulous Boutique Hotel in Knysna, Villa Afrikana. http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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African Acrobats in Zanzibar at the Neptune Pwani Hotel


Laura Grier watches the African Acrobats at Neptune Pwani Hotel on Zanzibar Island. There is so much talent in these men it puts the cheerleaders to shame. http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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Laura Grier White Water Rafting the Crocodile-Infested Zambezi River in Zambia


Sarah and I decided to white water raft the crocodile-infested waters of the Zambezi River in Zambia. We were told that the crocodiles do not like the rapids, so we jumped in! Hours later I saw a 20 foot crocodile and almost had a heart attack! I can’t believe I listened to our guide! It […]




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Laura Grier driving along the Garden Route encounters an Ostrich Farm


Sarah and I decided to drive the famed three-day Garden Route road trip along the tip of South Africa. It was blazing hot, but we HAD to stop when we saw hundreds of Ostriches along the side of the road. http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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Laura Grier on Safari in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania


The week before Terrence and Karen’s wedding in Zanzibar, some of the wedding guests decided to go on safari and I was there to document it. We stayed in bandas inside the reserve and could see herds of Elephants and Giraffes while taking a shower! It was such a gorgeous magical place. Going on safari […]




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Laura Grier touring around Cape Town with Penguins and the Cape of Good Hope


Sarah and I decided to go on a photo taking adventure around Cape Town South Africa. We had a very specific list to check off. 1. See the Cape Penguins in Boulders Beach 2. Drive to the Cape of Good Hope and hike up to the lighthouse 3. Find the colorful beach shacks we had […]




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Laura Grier with Maasai Warriors on Zanzibar Island


The first moment we got to the Neptune Pwani Resort in Zanzibar in preparation for Terrence and Karen’s wedding, Sarah and I ran to the beach to dip our toes in the 85 degree waters. We encountered a group of Masaai Warriors walking (and jumping) home, who soon became our friends for the week. We […]




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Laura Grier at the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, S.A


This was one of those rare moments of great beauty in life that will sear in my brain forever. I originally thought going to the top of Table Mountain was a super touristy thing, but once Sarah and I were up there we were happily surprised. They had gourmet food, beer and wine at the […]




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Laura Grier on Safari in Pilanesburg and Monkeyland on the Garden Route


After Terrence and Karen’s wedding in Zanzibar, they were generous enough to host Sarah and I in their hometown of Jo’berg, South Africa and took us on a day safari at Pilanesburg. There we encountered the rare White Lions, wild dogs, cheetahs and giraffes. They had also told us to visit Monkeyland when we drove […]




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Laura Grier at Victoria Falls in Zambia


Our final chapter of our trip, Sarah and I decided to take a jumper flight to Zambia (rather than Zimbabwe) to view one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, the largest Waterfall on the Planet! It was beyond words! We stayed at the Jollyboys Hostel and met people from ALL over […]




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Laura Grier Diving in Zanzibar Island


As one of the side excursions before Terrence and Karen’s wedding in Zanzibar, the entire wedding party went scuba diving. We had an amazing time and saw so many types of colorful coral and fish, but my favorite part were the chill sea turtles that we saw. I tried chasing one for a while and […]




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Laura Grier Walking the streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar


On a day trip with Terrence and Karen’s wedding party, we all walked around the streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar; shopping, checking out the famous Spice Market, touring the old church and seeing where the slaves were brought in hundreds of years ago, and the finally ending the day with drinks at the Afrika […]




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Driving up the Garden Route


I had to adapt to driving a stick shift on the wrong side of the road and on the wrong side of the car….cross country along the Garden Route! We stopped frequently in the middle of nowhere along our drive to take photos.  Our favorite were the hay bales and hundreds of ostrich farms we […]




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Video of Laura Grier with Maasai Warriors


The first moment we got to the Neptune Pwani Resort in Zanzibar in preparation for Terrence and Karen’s wedding, Sarah and I ran to the beach to dip our toes in the 85 degree waters. We encountered a group of Masaai Warriors walking (and jumping) home, who soon became our friends for the week. We […]




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Check out our article in the May/June issue of L.A. Centric Magazine





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