• Books About Africa
    I am overland traveller. I’ll take a three day train journey over a 2 hour flight anytime. I love just sitting back, listening to my iPod, taking in the view and meeting people as I go. But I’m often a solo traveller, and solo travel can be a little lonely at times. So I immerse myself [...]
  • Visit Liverpool (15)
    Not too long ago, a couple of my friends came to visit me from Canada. One of the places I took them whilst they were over in the UK, was my home city of Liverpool. I had a wonderful time playing tour guide, but what most stuck with me is that they both said that they [...]
  • The Rock Zanzibar (2)
    Dinner on a rock in the Indian Ocean? Don’t mind if I do! A photo posted by Helen in Wonderlust (@helenwonderlust) on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:00pm PST The Rock Zanzibar is a restaurant on the east coast of the island and as soon as I began my research for this trip to Africa, it [...]
  • Ella
    My favourite thing about blogging, without a doubt, is the wonderful people I meet because of it. I love getting comments and emails and and talking to like-minded souls. A couple of weeks before I went to East Africa in October, I received an email from a reader, Ella. Ella was going to Kenya to [...]
  • Wildebeest Eco Camp Nairobi
    I’ve stayed in some wonderful places on my travels around the world. They’ve been great for various reasons, maybe because of the helpful staff, or the people I’ve met there, or just because of the atmosphere or location. When I find a little gem, I love to recommend them to friends. So if you’re planning a [...]
Books About Africa

Great Books About Africa

I am overland traveller. I’ll take a three day train journey over a 2 hour flight anytime. I love just sitting back, listening to my iPod, taking in the view and meeting people as I go. But I’m often a solo traveller, and solo travel can be a little lonely at times. So I immerse myself […]

The Rock Zanzibar (2)

Follow Me to The Rock Zanzibar

Dinner on a rock in the Indian Ocean? Don’t mind if I do! A photo posted by Helen in Wonderlust (@helenwonderlust) on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:00pm PST The Rock Zanzibar is a restaurant on the east coast of the island and as soon as I began my research for this trip to Africa, it […]

Ella

Losing My Solo Travel Virginity in Africa

My favourite thing about blogging, without a doubt, is the wonderful people I meet because of it. I love getting comments and emails and and talking to like-minded souls. A couple of weeks before I went to East Africa in October, I received an email from a reader, Ella. Ella was going to Kenya to […]

Wildebeest Eco Camp Nairobi

Where to Stay in Kenya

I’ve stayed in some wonderful places on my travels around the world. They’ve been great for various reasons, maybe because of the helpful staff, or the people I’ve met there, or just because of the atmosphere or location. When I find a little gem, I love to recommend them to friends. So if you’re planning a […]

Stone Town Beach

Things to Do in Stone Town (when you only have two days)

It’s 5.30am in Zanzibar. I awake to the sound of the call to prayer from the nearby mosque. Oh Stone Town, how I’ve missed you. Where is Zanzibar? The Zanzibar Archipelago lies in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania. It’s made up of 3 main islands (Unguja, Pemba and Mafia), plus a number […]

The Ngorongoro Crater

Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows, and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne – bubbling allover with heartfelt gratitude for being alive .” (Karen Blixen) So back to Africa… now where was I? We were up at sunrise. The air was cooler than I […]

Instagram Accounts I Love

28 Instagram Accounts I Love (and think you will too)

Without a doubt, Instagram is my FAVOURITE social media, and it would be fair to say I spend quite a lot of time on there. I use it for all kinds of inspiration: travel, home, food and just life in general. Most often because I just like looking at interesting or pretty pictures. I enjoy […]

Child Sponsorship ActionAid Tanzania

6 Years of Child Sponsorship with ActionAid

I’ve mentioned before why I decided to travel, but I’m not sure I fully explained why I travelled to Africa, or more specifically, Tanzania on my first ever solo trip. It was partly because I wanted to travel somewhere different to most other backpackers and partly because I thought climbing Kilimanjaro sounded kind of cool. […]

The Lion King 1994

The (Real) Lion King in the Serengeti

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” (Karen Blixen) When I’m on safari, I’m in my happy place. Sleeping under canvas, listening to the distant roar of lions in the night, driving in an open top car with the wind in my hair, the sun on my face and dust in […]

Helen in Wonderlust

Africa Calling

“I know of a cure for everything: salt water…in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.” (Karen Blixen) I couldn’t stop myself from smiling as I caught the first glimpse of my beloved Africa. She’d been calling me home for two years, and I’d finally answered. What adventures did she have […]

Las Vegas Itinerary

My USA Road Trip Itinerary: Yosemite and Las Vegas

A few of you have been asking for Part 3 of my USA Road Trip Itinerary, so here it is! I’m really sorry it’s taken me sooo long to get this up! If you haven’t read Part 1 (San Diego, LA and the Pacific Coast Highway) you can find it here and Part 2 (San […]