Archive for July, 2016


8 Famous Celebs Who Vacation in Africa

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Africa doesn’t just attract backpackers. It’s also a magnet for celebs. Check out these A-listers who will make you want to book your ticket right now!   1. Rebel Wilson While she came to film Grimsby, she no doubt enjoyed her time in South Africa. Rebel even took a time out to climb Table Mountain. 2. Rihanna In 2013, […]


A Backpacking Travel Hack That Does NOT Work! (Get a cheaper flight today!)

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Travel hack 101: Roundtrip tickets are NOT always cheaper. When I decided to backpack across Africa (from Cape Town to Cairo), all the travel bloggers and media kept repeating the same old travel hack. “Purchase a roundtrip airplane ticket to save money.” They followed up by saying I could later cancel my return ticket or […]


Protests in Gondar, Ethiopia: Still safe for backpacking?

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Gondar, Ethiopia protests have many wondering, ‘Is it safe to travel?” I love Ethiopia, travel Ethiopia, & live in Ethiopia.  But while avoiding real work, I came across an article posted on Yahoo stating ten killed during protests in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was the first I heard of violence in Gondar, Ethiopia, and unfortunately the […]


6 Examples to Rethink, “Is Africa Dangerous?”

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I get it. Africa sounds scary. It looks scary. But is Africa dangerous really? Not when you consider the past month’s events. Lovely, innocent people around the world facing unspeakable acts of horror. I can’t even imagine going through what these individuals and their families are experiencing. But all of them occurred in a seemingly […]