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Africa

Discovering Banana Wine in Rwanda
Africa / Culinary Travel

Discovering Banana Wine in Rwanda

It’s one thing to crush grapes to make wine. But what about making banana wine? Contributing writer Rachel Weil recently traveled to Rwanda, where bananas are traditionally used to make… Read More…

Giving Back in Africa
Africa / Voluntourism

Giving Back in Africa

Contributing writer Sarah Pew skipped the traditional, white sandy beach honeymoon for the trip of a lifetime in Africa. The most memorable part of her trip? Participating in a voluntourism… Read More…

The Rock in Zanzibar
Africa

Beyond White Sand Beaches: Exploring Historic Zanzibar

Is Zanzibar on your bucket list? Contributing writer Sarah Pew wanted a unique honeymoon—one that didn’t include sipping cocktails and long strolls on the beach. Instead, she opted for a… Read More…

Beyond the Beach: Planning an African Safari Honeymoon
Adventure Travel & Sports / Africa / Weddings & Honeymoons

Beyond the Beach: Planning an African Safari Honeymoon

If you spent the last few weeks of December celebrating something besides the holidays—like, let’s say, an engagement—you may already be thinking about wedding planning. With weddings come honeymoons, and… Read More…

Family Friendly Safari Camps in Zambia & Zimbabwe
Africa / Family/Kids Travel / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Family Friendly Safari Camps in Zambia & Zimbabwe

An African safari is a bucket-list experience for many, but it’s not as hard to achieve as you might think. Some safaris can be geared toward adults, but there are… Read More…

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures
Africa / Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Pop Culture Travel / Water sports

Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: 5 Great Shark Adventures

We all love Shark Week. Here’s the great news: it doesn’t have to end! Just because the Discovery Channel only has one week of programming doesn’t mean you can’t follow… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Going to the Middle East During a Travel Alert
Africa / Middle East / Travel Safety / Video Travel Tips / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Going to the Middle East During a Travel Alert

The worst four-letter word starting with “f” is “fear,” and Americans know no shortage of it when it comes to making their travel choices.  Visiting the US State Department’s travel… Read More…

2013 Extreme Travel: Swimming with Sharks in Cape Town
Adventure Travel & Sports / Africa / Eco Travel / Videos / Water sports

2013 Extreme Travel: Swimming with Sharks in Cape Town

Want to add extreme travel to your bucket list? The region outside of Cape Town, South Africa, is known for adventure experiences, from soft to majorly adrenaline-fueled. That’s right, we’re talking… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Edge of Africa’s Community Work in South Africa
Africa / Travel News / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Edge of Africa’s Community Work in South Africa

In Knysna, South Africa, west of Cape Town, there is award-winning private volunteer organization, Edge of Africa, that aims to do something a bit different. While “voluntourism” isn’t their favorite… Read More…

Voluntourism: Six Change-Makers in Africa
Adventure Travel & Sports / Africa / Eco Travel / Voluntourism

Voluntourism: Six Change-Makers in Africa

Michaela S. Guzy, who writes the blog OhThePeopleYouMeet.com, recently completed a three-month journey across seven African countries.  Sometimes, it’s not about just the destination or the organization, but the people… Read More…

Volunteering in South Africa & How to Make a Family Voluntourism Vacation
Africa / Cultural Immersion / Family/Kids Travel / Voluntourism

Volunteering in South Africa & How to Make a Family Voluntourism Vacation

Inspired by her 42-day, around-the-world trip with four children under the age of 10, you chose Marie LeRose as our contributor contest winner for 2012. This summer Marie and her… Read More…