Where to go on an African Safari

African Safari

Nicole LaBarge got her first taste for travel when she was 16 years old.  Ever since then she has been hooked and calls herself a travel-holic. She believes you can travel and have a career and she is halfway to

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Gondar the Camelot of Africa

Gondar is a lovely city in the north of Ethiopia.  They say that its not what Gondar is, but what Gondar was that’s so enthralling.  The Royal Enclosure is the reason why people come to Gondar today.  The wealth is

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Four year Blogaversary

Selaron Steps Rio

Four year blogaversary – wow, I never thought about how long I would keep my blog or where I would be at years down the road but I do know its been a crazy ride. Where to next? Last year

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London Itinerary 3 days

3 days in London

London Itinerary 3 days London is a favorite European city for many visitors, for so many reasons. Whether you’re traveling there on a quick weekend break or you’re there for a few days before moving on to the next big

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Travel plans for 2018

Travelgal Nicole contains Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. These commissions help reduce the ever-increasing costs of keeping this site active. Thanks for reading! Travel

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Travel Year in Review 2017

when is the best time to visit machu picchu

Travel year in review 2017 was the year of travel for me.  I visited 20 new countries this year and revisited 5 countries I previously lived in or spent a lot of time there – US, England, Scotland, Germany, and

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Hot Destinations for 2018

Hot Destinations

Hot Destinations for 2018 Wondering where to go in 2018?  Here is a list of the hot destinations to go to and the time of year to go as well.  I have been to all of these hot destinations except

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Three year blogaversary

Today marks three years of my Travelgal Nicole blog. Happy blogaversary! May is my blogaversary and I started my blog in 2014 about a year before I headed to Africa for six months. I wanted a way to showcase my

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What am I packing for South America

I’m way ahead of schedule on packing for South America.  You’re either team pack or team unpack. I’m definitely team pack as when I get home from a trip my bad will stay packed in a corner for months weeks.

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My South America adventure

south america adventure

My South America Adventure I’ve been planning my trip around South America for the last few months now and its finally coming together.  I just booked my tickets today for my South America Adventure!  Nothing like waiting till the last

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My top wildlife encounters

My top wildlife encounters In my twenty years of travel, I’ve had a lot of cool experiences. When I think back I’ve had the chance to sleep under the stars on a deserted island, I’ve survived 50 degree Celcius heat,

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I won a Liebster Award!

The Liebster award has been around for a few year, its a way to get to know some new bloggers.  I have nominated a few blog and you can see who I have nominated at the bottom of the post

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Travel Year in Review 2016 and what’s next 2017

travel year in review

2016 Travel Year in Review When 2016 began I was really excited for it. I had just finished six months in Africa and even though I had come back to NZ to work I was excited to have a routine

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Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge

As 2016 draws to a close a lot of bloggers are looking back at everything they’ve done this year and everywhere they’ve been. At the end of each year I like to come up with my travel goals for the

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Tonga whale swim

travel whispers

Whale Swim Tonga This winter in New Zealand I was looking for somewhere warm to go. It was my first winter in four years as I had been chasing the sun through the US and Africa. So when I knew

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