Tag: Africa

Lions & Hippos & Panthers, Oh My!

Lions & Hippos & Panthers, Oh My!

If you’ve ever wanted to see a giraffe up close, touch an elephant trunk, or ride a Jeep on the savanna, South Africa is the place for you. The country also boasts great food, a diverse culture, and an unforgettable history of apartheid and the . . . read more

Sounds of Senegal

Sounds of Senegal

A deeply traditional musical sensation has been sweeping through West Africa’s Senegal for the past few decades, and it continues to be an ever-evolving art form that only grows in popularity in this day and age. This music, known as mbalax (pronounced “mm-ballah”), has taken . . . read more

Toothy Traditions

Toothy Traditions

Ever wonder if other cultures have an equivalent of the tooth fairy? Explore how different countries around the world celebrate when a child loses a tooth.

Unique Lodging Options

Unique Lodging Options

You don’t need to worry about boring hotels anymore. With these uncommon places to stay, you are bound to have an adventure to tell everyone at home about.

The Waters of Africa

The Waters of Africa

Africa is a magical place where nature roams free alongside history and modernity. Among all of this rich culture flows life-giving rivers and waterfalls. Flowing through different environments, these unique rivers have provided man’s oldest ancestors with life and still provide for today’s current residents. Travel with us to Africa where we will flow down the Nile, across Victoria Falls, and over the Orange, Limpopo, Niger, and Congo Rivers to discover what this great continent has to offer.

African Tribal Beauty

African Tribal Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; the lip, ears, and skin as well. Learn how African tribes define beauty in this article.

Megan Nelson: Dreaming to Africa

Megan Nelson: Dreaming to Africa

Find inspiration in one woman’s efforts to reach her dreams of making a difference.

Rwanda Renewed

Rwanda Renewed

As Brady Grayson sets out for his morning run, he notices that this city is different from Kampala, Uganda, which he left the day before. Drivers of cars observe the speed limit. Motorcycle taxis have reflectors, and their drivers wear helmets. The streets are clean. . . . read more

Turning the Bones: Malagasy Rituals

Turning the Bones: Malagasy Rituals

With one final cut into mortar and clay, the crypt falls open, the gathered family watching in near-silence. Tears fill the eyes of some; others have smiles on their faces. Two men disappear into the tomb and return carrying a bundle wrapped in linens. They . . . read more

Fighting AIDS in Uganda

Fighting AIDS in Uganda

On a sunny day nearly 10 years ago, Barbara Lawson of San Francisco wandered through a residential neighborhood in Kampala, Uganda, with a local colleague. As they walked, she noticed that most of the people she saw were either elderly or children. When she remarked . . . read more