Fortunately, we can assuage our wounded sense of trust with two great deals to sunnier climes this week, both out of Washington. ET African Journeys is offering a six-night safari vacation in Kenya for $1,999, including return flights on Ethiopian Airlines, accommodation at four hotels and national parks, ground transfers, transportation, English-speaking guides, and most meals. The trip stops at Serena Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge, and Mara Simba Lodge (for those of you unfamiliar with Disney movies, “samba” is Swahili for “lion.” Sure, they have leopard cubs in the National Zoo now, but they don’t have sunsets like this.
Closer to home, CheapCaribbean.com has a four-night, four-star trip to Nassau in the Bahamas for $459, including airfare, accommodation at the Sheraton Nassau Beach resort, and an upgraded pool-view room. Each room at the resort features a private patio or balcony, and wi-fi is included. The trip is available through March as well as for May and June; book by February 1.
Finally, we’ve spent our fair share of time gazing miserably at airport carpets, but never have we become as inspired as this anonymous blogger. Carpets for Airports links global airports with reader-submitted photos of their particular carpets, along with some interesting commentary. Unfortunately, thanks to a CNN report, the site’s sudden spike in popularity has helped it crash, so we were unable to check out the carpets at our beloved DCA. Maybe next time.
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