Flight Hacks

I must start off by saying that as a rule of thumb Mafia members don’t allow anything to keep them from traveling. As you’ll notice from a few of the destinations we’ve visited, the bigger the challenge the more attracted we are to the idea of going....

ACCRA: Top 5 Reasons Why

The West African nation of Ghana is a place that never jumped out at me… meaning, I never had any particular desire to visit Ghana, until I made some new friends on a cruise who were all of Ghanaian descent.  After partying with them all week and hearing so much...

Accra Antics

SCENT OF AFRICA Deep within the malls and retail stores of Accra, Ghana lies a hidden treasure known as Scent of Africa.  It can be found right next to Gucci Guilty and Polo Red in the cologne and perfume section of select retailers, but what is the story behind...

American Dollars In Zimbabwe

Another peculiar phenomenon in Zimbabwe is that they are literally using US Dollars as their proper currency.  In many foreign countries, people will accept US Dollars… because they know they can exchange them for their own currency easily.  Similarly, in some foreign...

FIVE Things that Surprised Me in Zimbabwe

In March of 2017, I took a very spontaneous trip to the city of Harare, in Zimbabwe. My friend from Dubai, who’s actually Zimbabwean, was going home to visit and she knows how the A.K. loves spontaneity.  She promised me a full tour of the city –...
To Cruise, or Not to Cruise

To Cruise, or Not to Cruise

We get asked often whats the best way yo travel: Flying, driving or cruising. Flying has the obvious advantage of getting you to the destination more quickly but sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. Driving works for many that may, for...

Zimbabwe’s Cash Crisis: What’s Going On?

According to the Travel.State.Gov website on Zimbabwe, there is a “cash liquidity crisis” in the country which travelers need to be aware of… but it doesn’t provide much context or explanation.  So what’s actually going on?  How are things on the ground? After...

Johannesburg for One Day

In attempting to plan a trip to Zimbabwe, I learned that it’s MUCH better to fly round-trip from the USA to South Africa, and then book a separate round-trip flight from South Africa to Zimbabwe.  Not only will it save you money, but it’ll also give you flexibility...
Dubai for the LOW

Dubai for the LOW

Everybody has heard about Dubai:  the beautiful, glamorous, ultra-modern oasis of luxury in the middle east. With a 7-Star Hotel on a man-made island, an ice-skating rink inside one mall and a ski slope inside another, and the tallest building in the world...