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The Best of East Africa: Gorillas, the Big Five, and Village Life

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After three weeks of traveling East Africa, I’m back at our home base in Spain and eager to share my experiences here. East Africa is a part of the world that’s particularly special to me. Five years ago, Alberto and I volunteered in a village in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – and as cliché as it sounds, [...]

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Ditching the Digital World in East Africa

Masai in East Africa

Jambo from Kenya! I’m writing to you from Nairobi, where I’ll be starting my overland trip with Africa Travel Co around East Africa. After a few hectic months of working on my new book and the magazine, it’s time to give myself a well-deserved break so I’m taking the opportunity to give myself a digital [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Bomang’ombe, Tanzania

Market day in Bomang’ombe, a village in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

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Memories of Tanzania, Africa

Ngorongoro crater walls in the distance, Tanzania

Last weekend, I received an email from a friend in Tanzania and it reminded me of all the beautiful times we had there almost three years ago. If you’ve been reading about my travels for awhile now, you’ll probably know that Tanzania has a special place in my heart. …

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6 Types of Wildlife Safaris

Jeep safari in Tanzania

// Getting up close and personal to wildlife and nature is an experience unlike no other. As a huge fan of wildlife-watching, I like to seek out far-flung corners of the world to mingle with wild animals, be it brown bears in Alaska or blue-foot boobies on the Galapagos Islands. Each of them provide a [...]

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The World’s Most Secluded Islands

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// Lounging on an empty beach floored by soft, white sand to find only your own footprints trailing behind you: that’s many travelers’ dream – but does that paradise really exist? This week we take a look at far-flung isles that might just make the cut to become some of my fantasy islands. We swing [...]

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Top 7 Destinations for Photography Enthusiasts

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// As a photography enthusiast myself, capturing the beauty of a place is essential during my travels, especially if I have a story to go with it. Of all the striking travel destinations in the world, those ideal for photography often stand out for the natural blend of colors, nature and sunlight. Based on my [...]

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6 Adventurous Destinations for Solo Travelers

Picturesque Motor Car Creek

// As an occasional solo traveler, picking the right destination to explore is not quite as easy as one would imagine. Since our move to Spain, Alberto has settled into his new job so that leaves me and my backpack, out to see the world alone. As much as I enjoy the prospects of meeting [...]

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7 of the Best Trekking Destinations

// To journey beyond travel, add a tinge of adventure and the voyage becomes an incredible one. We’re no experts at trekking but from our past experiences journeying through Australia and South America, we found ourselves delving deep into the back country and thoroughly enjoying it. Whether you are ice-climbing in Patagonia or trekking through [...]

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Top 8 Natural Wonders of the World

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// Massive volcanic craters, acres of raw jungle and stretch of deserted sand dunes: the work of Mother Earth is beyond our imagination. Thanks to these natural wonders, our Earth has been blessed with gorgeous landscapes and undulating backdrops. Without environmental protection, they might be gone faster than we expect. To pay tribute to these [...]

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Your Wildest Adventure: Cycling a Continent

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// I’m starting a new series on ‘Your Wildest Adventure’ where fellow travel writers gather here to share insightful tales on their craziest jaunt around the world. To kick off the series, Dave & Deb at The Planet D brings us on their once-in-a-lifetime journey of cycling a continent.   Cycling A Continent It all [...]

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Seven of the Best Wildlife Experiences

Sea Lions on Galapagos Islands

Wildlife is the only thing left on Earth that is original and real, roaming the Planet since thousands of years ago. To me, getting close to Wildlife gives that surreal feeling of seeing how the World would look like without human activities and commercialism. That, is the most beautiful side of Earth one can see. [...]

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From the kids of Bomani Pri…

Every single time I stepped into the classroom with Class3, they would start singing this lovely song ‘Welcome our teacha, welcome!’ Whenever I think of them, I hear this song in my heart it brings a smile to my face, and some tears to my eyes. I miss them.. their smiles, their coy faces and [...]

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The images of Africa

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Tanzanian women in traditional kanga East African women dress in colourful clothes, Vitenges are dresses tailor-made to fit their figures and bring out the curves of African women.   Seamstresses lining the streets with their sewing machines Dala-dalas with bus captains shouting out destinations to attract passengers.   Neighbourhood kids gearing up for a picture [...]

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The Africans I miss….

These are the amazing people I’ve missed.. all the wonderful people we met in Tanzania all who affected our lives one way or another n those we made us remember the beautiful country of Tanzania for these people we’ve met along the way. The one friend who’s helped me all the way, and who made [...]

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