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Travel and Family:

The purpose of this website is to share our photos, movies, and journals from our travels and gatherings with friends and our large family, which is scattered over four, and sometimes five, continents. 


Africa October 2017

Yay! My photos and videos from the 2017 trip to Southern Africa are right here, right now. Everything is here on the Home Page. Click the play buttons to watch any of the 4 videos. Click the photos to go to the 4 photo albums. Click the links to go to my Reflections Enroute blogs; The Rovos Rail blog is new and includes a 2-minute video of the train trip (plus a short video of Dung Beetles).

Video: Chobe National Park, Botswana (8 minutes of Lions, Elephants, Birds, and More)


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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Click the Bee Eater photo to go to the photo album










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Rovos Rail, Hwange National Park & Victoria Falls

Click the falls photo to go to the photo album



See my Reflections Enroute post “Rovos Rail — Luxury Train Journeys in Africa” to learn more about traveling on Rovos Rail and to view the 2-minute video of the 3-day train ride.



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Thornybush Game Reserve

Click the Leopard photo to go to the photo album



See my Reflections Enroute post “Up Close and Uncaged at Thornybush, the Big 5 Animals” for more information about the Thornybush Game Reserve and to see "The Big 5” video.




Thornybush Video 1: Nothing But Elephants (5.5 Minutes)


Thornybush Video 2: Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, and Much More (6.5 Minutes)



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Waterfront, Cape Town, SA

Click the Waterfront photo to go to the photo album    






Video: Penguins on Boulders Beach on the Cape Peninsula (44 Seconds)



Ireland June 2017

The Ireland trip photos and a 9-minute video are posted here. You can access them via the Photo Albums and Movies tabs at the top of the page or just click the links below:

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On Skellig Michael

This is my favorite Puffin on Skellig Michael. Just click on him to go to the Ireland photo album. 



Does Donegal, Ireland seem like a place you’d love to go? If so, I have a post for Donegal on Reflections Enroute: Discovering the Top Five Things to do in Donegal, Ireland. Check it out.    


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Cathedral in Cobh

To view the video, click the Cobh photo (the video is hosted on this site; you won’t be sent off to another site)


© Virginia E. Vail 2012