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Video: Essential Travel Tips For Ghana, Africa

Traveling to Ghana, Africa, for the first time can be daunting, as for many the local culture will be very different from your own. While you should expect to feel out of place for the first day or so, if you give this destination a chance you’ll likely fall in […]

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Photo courtesy of Thomas Leuthard
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Photo Essay: Meet The Locals Of Marrakech, Morocco

One of the main highlights of any trip is the people. For those who have ever dreamed of visiting Marrakech in Morocco, let me introduce you to some of the city’s locals through stunning photography: Pin It

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How To Survive The Trotro In Ghana
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How To Survive The Trotro In Ghana

Arriving into Africa from my home region of New York, I was immediately overwhelmed by the sites and sounds of Africa. Experiencing standstill traffic and air saturated with diesel fuel while hawkers (men carrying goods and women selling merchandise from their heads) bang on the taxi window and try to […]

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Traditional Ghanaian wedding where the bride is shown with money. Photo courtesy of imtfi.
by in Africa, Art and Culture, Notes

African Culture: Notes On Ghanaian Marriage Traditions

Fried chicken shops and overpriced pizza joints interspersed between fine dining restaurants and smoothie stores. A group of teenagers laughs loudly, pointing at something in the crowd. At one table, a young beggar asks for some food, as the family sitting there shoos her away while simultaneously bringing their shopping […]

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Inside Look: What A South African Safari Is Really Like

For those interested in going on a South African safari, it can be difficult to picture exactly what the experience is like. Sure, you know there will be exotic animals, but how close are you getting? Are there any activities planned? Is the food good? What are the packing essentials? […]

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Lions playing. Photo courtesy of Michael Rammell.
by in Accommodation, Adventure, Africa, Ecotourism, Editor's Journal, Notes

Beyond The Big Five: Notes From A South African Safari

Instinctively, I throw my hands over my mouth, stifling a gag. The stench of rotting flesh is overwhelming, as the carcass has been out in the sun now for two days. Vultures sit patiently on twisting bushwillow branches, hovering closely and awaiting their turn for a taste of the meat. […]

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"One Being" exhibit by Deborah Glencross at Johanessburg's Origins Centre
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Modern Joburg: Johannesburg 19 Years After Apartheid

Sitting at a hipster cafe in Maboneng, listening to jazz music, tables of whites, blacks, Asians and Indians all sitting together talking in friendly, animated fashion, it’s hard to believe Apartheid ended only 19 years ago in 1994. Johannesburg in 2013 is a completely different world from then, so much […]

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10 Reasons Why South Africa Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Trying to decide where to go on your next trip? Look no further than South Africa. While many destinations claim to offer something for everyone, few really do; however, South Africa is an exception. Fertile wine valleys, adventurous pursuits, a vibrant craft beer scene, exotic wildlife, diverse cuisine, and a […]

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Photo Essay: A Glimpse Into Johannesburg’s Vibrant Street Art Culture
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Photo Essay: A Glimpse Into Johannesburg’s Vibrant Street Art Culture

Johannesburg is haunted by stereotypes, one of which is that Cape Town is South Africa‘s creative hub while Johannesburg is all business. That truth is, Joburg has a vibrant arts and culture scene, one facet of which is street art. By 2040, Johannesburg’s goal is to be the largest street […]

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Notes On Not Adopting An Orphan In Ghana, Africa
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Notes On Not Adopting An Orphan In Ghana, Africa

“JESSIE…JESSIE…I’m coming to get you…!” I am lying in bed reading as the voice growls from outside my window. I tighten my throat, trying to sound scared, “Who’s there? You’re scaring me!” In reality I haven’t moved a muscle, as I know it’s just Isaac and Obeng. They love thinking […]

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