Archive for February, 2015
How One Girl Traveled Africa
I traveled Africa, & know you can too! In 2013, I backpacked through 13 African countries. By myself. Using public transportation only. That’s right, no planes. Just one train, a few boats, and hundreds and hundred of buses. I started in Cape Town in March and after seven months I traveled Africa (complete length of the […]
Is Africa Safe?
Is Africa Safe?: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and Alive! Before you buy your plane ticket, book your safari, or start training for some serious trekking, you’re probably wondering one thing.“Is Africa really safe to travel?” That one little question stops more people from realizing their dreams of coming to Africa than any other. […]
54 Reasons to Travel Africa
The world is filled with some absolutely amazing, incredible, and beautiful places to see. With so many options available, picking where to go and where to start is not easy. Climbing the Great Wall of China, visiting the Eiffel Tower, and touring a winery in Napa Valley all have an alluring appeal. What happens to […]
Clever Travel Companion Review
Clever Travel Companion: The best backpacking gear out there When I was getting ready for my big trip across Africa, I bought a lot of backpacking gear. Most of it I threw away or it broke somewhere along the way. That’s why I’m weirdly obsessed with my tank from Clever Travel Companion. It’s one of the few items […]
Should You Volunteer in Africa?
Volunteering in Africa: The good, the bad, the ugly Africa has become a magnet for volunteers, charity organizations, and non-profits from all over the globe. If you’re interested in joining the ranks and volunteering in Africa, there is a lot you need to know! I got my introduction to the continent by volunteering in Africa– […]
What Are People Saying?
What are backpackers saying about their time traveling the African continent? Check out what some of our favorite travelers had to say. “I am so glad you inspired me to come to Africa – it’s been the most amazing time and the people are so friendly, just like you said” -Barbara, UK, traveled […]
7 Stereotypes About Africa That Just Aren’t True
Africa is not what you think (and it’s definitely not what the media portrays). It’s 54 unique countries that are home to some of the best travel spots on the globe. Read on to bust your ideas about this infamous continent. 1. Lions Are Everywhere! The Lion King screwed up all the kids in the […]
How Much Does Backpacking Africa Cost?
Backpacking Africa Cost: Can You Travel on a Budget? While memories might be priceless, making them often requires a visa card.Or at least it did for me. To be honest though, my backpacking Africa cost was much less than I have spent in many other parts of the world. The cost of living while I […]