10 Amazing Charity Cycle Rides in The US and Beyond

Get active and see the sights while giving back. Here’s how.

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Ethiopian Culture: Exploring The Country Through Beer

Much of the tourism in Ethiopia is focused on history. The country is in the region of the world where humankind originated – the ‘Cradle of Civilization.’ From the Rift Valley, which yielded the 3.5 million-year-old fossil of Lucy, to […]

Pun Pun Organic Farm near Chang Mai, Thailand, combines local culture and farming with permaculture-inspired philosophy.

What Is Permaculture? (And How You Can Volunteer To Help Sustainable Agriculture)

Growing populations and shrinking resources strain the environment and stress its human inhabitants. Developed in 1978, permaculture aims to better prepare people for an uncertain future by embracing sustainable living. At the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, dining halls serve food […]

How Climate Change Is Affecting Africa’s Rwenzori Mountains (And Why You Should Visit While You Still Have The Chance)

Snows of the Nile – Trailer from Day’s Edge Productions on Vimeo.  When people think of epic mountain journeys trips like the Himalayas, Everest and K2 come to mind; however, there’s a mountain range in Uganda that provides a lesser-known […]


Maboneng: Johannesburg’s Hipster Hub

Hipster probably isn’t the first word you think of when you picture Johannesburg. While the city has a turbulent past that still affects the way people perceive it, Joburg is home to a number of neighborhoods with worthwhile offerings: Upscale […]

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Africa: The Cradle Of Humankind

The ancient world. Typically, this term brings to mind places like Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Greece; however, many findings show the birthplace of civilization is actually Africa. During a visit to the Origins Centre (located on the University of Witwatrersand campus) […]

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Constantia Valley: A Wine Country Escape In South Africa

Minutes from Cape Town, Miles from the World. This is the slogan of the Steenberg Hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel and winery in the beautiful Constantia Winelands — one of the most incredible destinations in South Africa. While the tagline […]

#FoodPorn: A Typical Township Meal In Johannesburg, South Africa

#FoodPorn: A Typical Township Meal In Johannesburg, South Africa

Food is a major reason people love to visit South Africa. With access to a wide array of meats — including many exotic varieties like springbok, zebra and ostrich — as well as fresh produce and seafood, visitors can sample […]


Exploring The Cape Malay Culture Of Cape Town, South Africa

The original fusion. In the Bo-kaap — a neighborhood in Cape Town — the locals aren’t trying to be trendy or modern; fusing cultures into their cuisine is their heritage. I’m currently on a Cape Malay Cooking Safari with Andulela, […]