Posts tagged with "South Africa"
We'd always wanted to take a trip to Africa, but thought we would wait until our youngest son (who was seven at the time) was a little older. We contacted two luxury tour operators. Both of them said “no” because we had a short planning window and there's limited availability on safaris for children. I was talking with our Quintess Member Relations Manager and asked for recommendations and she said: “Where do you want to go?” We planned a trip to Botswana and South Africa. The logistics were just amazing.
Our trip to Botswana and South Africa this June was just incredible. We traveled with our three children (age 8, 13 and 14) and our brother’s family with their three (age 9, 13 and 22). We opted to go with a private charter for the aviation and I can't recommend that highly enough, if it's a possibility. We had a large group and it just helped us utilize our time to the fullest...the plane is just ready to go, no waiting! It was especially appreciated after such a long trip; our journey to Cape Town from the States was 22 hours.
These days, some of the most knowledgeable palates in the wine business are women, from professional pioneers of the industry to social groups through the Wine Sisterhood on Facebook and Twitter. Carol Parsons of Red Sky Winery says “…you just need to have confidence in your decisions!”
Oozing old-world charm suffused with sophistication and a dash of spice, it takes a certain kind of palate to appreciate this heady beverage. Making its fiery debut in northern Europe in the 16th century, the origins of brandy can be traced back to the expanding Muslim Mediterranean states in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Eight exceptional experiences await you with Quintess Beyond 2012: the Mediterranean Sea, the Galapagos Islands, Southeast Asia, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Kenya and St. Martin!