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Exploring Eco Tourism Destinations in West Africa

eco tourism destinations in west africa

Want to go local and contribute to local communities in West Africa? Here are some eco tourism destinations in West Africa that are well worth visiting. West Africa  is the stuff of dreams. It’s packed with long-standing slavery history, remote and untouched landscapes, world-renown music traditions, and intriguing voodoo culture. But it’s also the world’s poorest […]

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World Nomad Games — A Festival of Yurts, Horse Races and Eagle Hunts

WORLD NOMAD GAMES

Welcome to the World Nomad Games 2016! I’ve come to Kyrgyzstan to attend and experience the World Nomad Games, a celebration of nomadic culture through sports and traditional art, song and dance. On the shores of Lake Issy Kol in Kyrgyzstan, flaming horsemen gallop alongside women dressed in multi-coloured traditional costumes, while men wearing tall […]

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The Faroe Islands Travel Guide

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Travel Guide In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. […]

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On the Puffin Trail — Mykines, Faroe Islands

puffin mykines

I hold my breathe and keep still. The wind is howling and whipping at my face, which has turned red from the wind and sun. My nose is wet and numb from the cold, but I don’t care. A puffin is standing before me, burrowing into the hole on the steep slope. Another one joins […]

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Why You Should Travel Malaysia

why you should travel malaysia

Why you should travel Malaysia Lush and wild, Malaysia is a hodgepodge of vast unexplored jungles teeming with wildlife castaway beaches, coral reefs, and monstrous mountains waiting to be climbed. While the cities host vibrant districts, colonial architecture, and traditional strongholds of different ethnicities and religions: the country’s hinterland is home to granite peaks, remote […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

Guide to Iceland

Marooned just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a Nordic island nation that’s barely three hours away from London by plane – and yet anchored within its own world of raw and untouched wildernesss. Volcanically and geologically active, the country is a land of extremities. Its coastlines are fringed with ragged fjords, its interior is […]

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Hit the Trail: 10 Best Treks in the World

BEST TREKS IN THE WORLD

Best Treks in the World – A Spectacular Top 10 The best treks in the world are no walks in the park, but they’re sure to challenge you physically and mentally, stretching your limit and amplifying your view of a country. If you have a deep yearning to go deep into the backroads of a […]

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Traveling Jamaica with Kids: Why the Island is Perfect for Families

jamaica with kids

For the longest time, Alberto and I dreamt of visiting Jamaica. He’s always been a reggae fan, and I’ve wanted to be a Rastafarian hippie and grow dreadlocks since high school. On one of our first dates, we danced to Bob Marley’s music in a bar and talked about going to Jamaica someday. Fast forward […]

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Traveling with No Luggage in Budapest

Lost luggage challenge - traveling with no luggage in Budapest

With over 13 years of travel to 100+ countries under my belt, I’ve become quite an expert at packing light. I always travel with just a small carry-on backpack — even on long-haul journeys — and the only time I check in bags is when I’m traveling long-haul with baby Kaleya. As my motto goes, […]

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Faroe Islands in Photos — The Secret Isles of the Atlantic

Faroe islands photos

In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. This archipelago of 18 […]

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Retracing Slavery in Ghana

Retracing slavery in Ghana

Retracing Slavery in Ghana Crumbling colonial buildings and half-built concrete blocks jostle for space alongside congested and pockmarked sidewalks. Corrugated-roofed slums and hundreds of fishing boats dot the rubbish-strewn beach. The choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean slam against the rocky coastline where centuries-old slave forts still stand today. Jamestown, the oldest and poorest area […]

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Spirits and Spells: Voodoo Culture in Benin

Voodoo culture in Benin

Voodoo Culture in Benin Mention the word ‘voodoo’ and most people conjure images of dolls riddled with nails, and spooky witches casting spells on the innocent. So did I — until my recent trip to West Africa, the birthplace of voodoo. As I learned on this journey, voodoo isn’t some black magic or evil witchcraft […]

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From Slavery to Voodoo: My Journey into the Heart of West Africa

West Africa

For a long time, travel to West Africa was restricted — due to civil wars, tribal conflicts, terrorism and the ebola outbreak. Today, this is the world’s poorest region, with many countries here occupying the lowest positions in the UN Human Development Index. A large percentage of people here survive on barely $20 a month. For travelers, […]

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Easter in Poland: From Medieval Towns to Snow Mountains

Easter in Poland

Spring had just arrived and it was Easter in Poland. With the sun coyly poking through thick clouds, Poland was slowly awakening from a long winter slumber. The Easter markets were in full swing, oozing an infectious atmosphere with its lively beer gardens, bratwurst stands, and colourful arts and craft stores. While it wasn’t as […]

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Antarctica vs Arctic: How to Choose and Plan Your Polar Cruise

“And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore.” So said Apsley Cherry-Garrard, who accompanied Captain Scott on his doomed expedition to Antarctica and famously documented their experiences in his memoir The Worst Journey in the World. Thankfully, discovering the polar […]

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