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A visit to Africa—often categorized as a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip yet rarely visited only once—lassoes the imagination and awakens the spirit.

Though the global pandemic has challenged our norms, it’s also invited us to live a simplified existence and reside in the present. A “be-here-now” mantra is the DNA of Africa, where daily wildlife survival is always uncertain. While on safari, nature is defined by a soundtrack of animal calls, a breeze across the vast landscape, or an approaching storm. What to expect? No TV and unreliable Internet (often intentionally), so you can truly unplug from the day-to-day and immerse yourself in the present. This step back in time is deeply restorative – almost hypnotic. Outside news becomes unwelcome noise, while the importance placed on time is abandoned. Rather, simple pleasures—the ceremonious gin-and-tonic sundowner, stargazing at an infinite sky without light pollution, and bush walks to study animal tracks—are all intimately orchestrated and offer natural physical and social distance.

A number of countries in Africa have reopened their borders with careful measures to preserve and enforce the health of its visitors,

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Just Back From: Turkey!

JETSET's Gabrielle Eichstaedt recently returned from Turkey, where she experienced everything from the serene Datça Peninsula to the bustling city of Bodrum. Here she reveals her top takeaways and tips to traveling abroad during COVID-19. Read more ...