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  • #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

    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…