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  • A Step By Step Guide to Planning an Amazing Trip to AFRICA

    50 Photos of The Africa the Media Never Shows You

    If you’re on Twitter, you may have seen the trending hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou. The campaign was started by Rachel, a 17-year-old girl from Ghana. Rachel was tired of only seeing the negative…

  • 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…

  • Emerson Spice Zanzibar

    When Africa Calls

    “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…

  • 17 Travel Lessons for Everyday Happiness

    This time of year always leaves me feeling a little bit reflective and maybe a little bit melancholy, even though I’m not sad. The seasons are changing, leaves are falling and…

  • A Journey with Friends

    Not so much of a post today, just a few thoughts. A couple of days ago, I was transferring some of my pictures from my broken computer to my new computer, when…

  • #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

    A Very Special Easter in Uganda

    This isn’t going to be a long story, but I wanted to share it with you today, on Easter Sunday, a day I usually spend with my family. One particular year I was quite far…

  • 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…

  • Visiting an African Tribe: What You Need To Know

    When I decided to travel to Africa, visiting an African tribe was one of the things I really wanted to do. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been interested in how people…

  • 5 Things: Goals, Hopes and Dreams for 2014

    Happy New Year!!!!!!! I hope you had a good one filled with fun and love! At this time of year, after the merriment subsides and the twinkly lights start to come down, I…

  • 2013: An Unexpected Journey

    So I thought I might do one of those yearly round up posts because there just aren’t enough of those bad boys flying about! Ok, so I’m being sarcastic. Everyone does them…

  • The Tale of the African Cowboy

    There was once an African cowboy. His name was Cliff. I met Cliff back in 2009. It was my first week volunteering with The Book Bus in Zambia. Known as Cowboy Cliff…

  • Is it Safe to Travel to Africa as a Solo Woman?

    Recently, Amanda from A Dangerous Business posted a survey on solo female travel. As a woman who happens to travel by herself from time to time, I decided to take part and the results were published…