One Planet, One Tribe: Nairobi’s Hippest Hotel

tribe hotel nairobi

By Maria Russo Located in the Diplomatic District of Nairobi and adjacent to the Village Market – East Africa’s largest shopping and recreation complex – is Tribe, an upscale boutique hotel that caters to business and holiday travelers alike. Guests can easily arrange day trips from the hotel to Karen, Nairobi National Park and other […]

5 Reasons Why Malawi Will Surprise You

lake malawi

Meghan Black is just back from Malawi. She shares how this often-overlooked African country is poised to step into the spotlight, and why you should go before everyone catches on. I am on a remote lava rock island, staring straight through the turquoise waters to the sandy bottom of Lake Malawi, watching a school of […]

The Descendants: In Search of the Kalahari San

The home of the Bushman

By Christopher Clark Each time I drive into the vast, burning expanse of the Kalahari, leaving nothing but a trail of dust in my wake as the road cuts straight through like a dagger, part of me feels as if I am heading towards the end of the earth. Or maybe it’s the beginning. I can […]

Living a Minimalist Life in Ghana

canoe ride in ghana

 Canoe ride in Ghana photo via Shutterstock Writer and human rights activist, Jacquelene Adam lives in Ghana where she is working with an anti-trafficking organization. She shares with us how she has embraced a simpler, more meaningful way of life. When you learn to live without modern conveniences, it can greatly expand your ability to create new ways to use […]

Country in Transition: A Moving Photo Essay from Egypt

Egypt Culture

By Kimberly Bryant As culturally fertile as it is politically fraught, Egypt is a country that requires deep, nuanced exploration in order to even begin to understand its heart. When I visited Cairo and South Sinai for several months in early 2013, I wasn’t prepared for the kind of emotional impact the people and my experiences […]

Under the Shadow of Cape Town Lies Langa, a Town Where Things are Not as They Appear

Langa Township South Africa

By Michael Cavanagh The pitter-patter of small feet trailed soft giggles as we made our way down the narrow road, following us with apparent giddiness. The scene was otherwise unremarkable. Construction workers toiled under the midday sun to alleviate curbside drainage issues while passing vehicles cautiously navigated the buzzing neighborhood. Residents made their way to […]