• Rwanda Kigali Genocide Memorial
    “In all my travels, I’ve never seen a country’s population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.” (Rick Warren) My eyes filled with tears as I sat in silence with friends in a room at the Rwanda Genocide Memorial in Kigali. All around me were pictures of people who had [...]
  • www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk
    It’s almost the WEEKEND my fellow travel lovers! There’s a hint of spring (and Saharan dust) in the air over here in the UK, the clocks have gone forward and I’ve been busy travel planning for the rest of the year! I’ve just booked flights for my upcoming trip to the Ukraine to attend a wedding, so [...]
  • USA Road Trip Soundtrack Songs
    “Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway. Lookin’ for adventure, and whatever comes our way.” (Steppenwolf) Imagine the scene. You’re driving, the open road in front of you. Amazing views all around! A million possibilities await… You’re on an American road trip. Life is good. You’ve got your best buds by your side. [...]
  • San Francisco Haight Ashbury
    Last week I brought you Part 1 of my ULTIMATE California road trip itinerary (with Las Vegas) where I talked about San Diego, LA and the Pacific Coast Highway. Now it’s time for Part 2 and the cosmopolitan, quirky city of San Francisco. I’ve previously written about my favourite things to do in San Francisco, but here’s how you could squeeze them in [...]
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California Helen in Wonderlust
    In September last year I took a US road trip, starting in San Diego where I went to the Danger Zone, passing through LA where I met Jedward, went to the Playboy Mansion and saw Madonna’s bush, up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco where I fell in love. We then headed inland to Yosemite National Park [...]
Rwanda Kigali Genocide Memorial

NEVER FORGET: Visiting the Rwanda Genocide Memorial in Kigali

“In all my travels, I’ve never seen a country’s population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.” (Rick Warren) My eyes filled with tears as I sat in silence with friends in a room at the Rwanda Genocide Memorial in Kigali. All around me were pictures of people who had [...]

www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk

5 Things: Coconuts & the Sound of the Ocean

It’s almost the WEEKEND my fellow travel lovers! There’s a hint of spring (and Saharan dust) in the air over here in the UK, the clocks have gone forward and I’ve been busy travel planning for the rest of the year! I’ve just booked flights for my upcoming trip to the Ukraine to attend a wedding, so [...]

USA Road Trip Soundtrack Songs

50 Best Songs for an American Road Trip

“Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway. Lookin’ for adventure, and whatever comes our way.” (Steppenwolf) Imagine the scene. You’re driving, the open road in front of you. Amazing views all around! A million possibilities await… You’re on an American road trip. Life is good. You’ve got your best buds by your side. [...]

San Francisco Haight Ashbury

My Ultimate California Road Trip Itinerary: San Francisco

Last week I brought you Part 1 of my ULTIMATE California road trip itinerary (with Las Vegas) where I talked about San Diego, LA and the Pacific Coast Highway. Now it’s time for Part 2 and the cosmopolitan, quirky city of San Francisco. I’ve previously written about my favourite things to do in San Francisco, but here’s how you could squeeze them in [...]

Chocolate Shop

Things to Do in Brussels (when you only have one day)

So it’s all been a bit hectic here over the  few weeks. I wrote my second post for Go, See, Write about one of my favourite ever mornings on my travels. A beautiful, yet ordinary sunrise I experienced in Tanzania. Here’s a tiny excerpt: “I stood for a moment, engrossed. Unaware of their audience, the fishermen continued [...]

Dreams

Life Lessons Learned from the Oscars

I LOVE Oscar time and I’ve watched every year since I was young. I used to (and occasionally still do) dream that one day, I would be the one, up on that stage, receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress. I’d graciously thank the Academy, and of course, my parents and fellow nominees… Meryl for her inspiration, Angelina for being like a sister [...]

Rafting on Rafting the White Nile in Jinga,Uganda

Defying Death on the Nile

The landscape came alive as we got closer to our destination. Brown roads turned to orange. Yellow turned to green. Dry turned to wet. Flat roads turned to valleys and hills. I had a good feeling about Uganda. We were heading towards the town of Jinja, and then onwards to the village of Bujagali Falls where I was looking [...]

Tower Bridge

Dream, Run, Travel – Marathons Around the World

Today’s post is by my good friend Daniel. Last year Daniel set himself a goal to run 3 marathons around the world: Scotland: The Edinburgh Marathon Finland: The Helsinki Marathon Italy: The Pisa Marathon Dream Running 26.2 miles around a city might not be your idea of fun. But my story is about more than marathons… it’s [...]

Jedward in Hollywood

The Day I Met Jedward, Went to the Playboy Mansion and Saw Madonna’s Bush

“What’s your dream?” – The famous lines uttered in Pretty Woman. Everyone goes to Hollywood looking for something, right? Fame, fortune, celebrities… We only had one full day in LA on our USA road trip itinerary (why the heck did we not stay longer?), and with this in mind, we had specific goals: See the Hollywood sign. See a [...]