Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Exotic Eats In & Around Cape Town

Exotic Eats In & Around Cape Town
By: Laura Malandra Dining out is an essential element of every great trip.Whether you want to try traditional dishes or munch on something a little less extreme, Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs have it all. Adventurous level: Low A Touch of Madness A Touch of Madness is located in the heart...
February 8th, 2011 | Restaurant Reviews, South Africa | Read More

What I Learned while Traveling in Ghana: Getting Around

This past summer, I spent five weeks traveling in Ghana with a group of students from Syracuse University. Although this trip was not my first time in a foreign country, it was my first time in a developing country, and I had no idea what to expect. Before I left family and friends filled my head with...
February 3rd, 2011 | Africa, Air, Bus, Dispatches from the Road, Extras, Getting There, Ghana, Train | Read More

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs
Cape Town, South Africa By: Laura Malandra Backpacking through Europe, living on a cruise ship through Semester at Sea, and language immersion programs are some great ways to explore the globe. Studying abroad is one of the most unique and memorable ways to spend a semester of college. However, have...
January 25th, 2011 | South Africa, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Morocco: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Traveling in Morocco sounds exotic and fun, but the experience can also be an eye-opener when you’re not prepared or aren’t particularly assertive. Visitors to this North African country might encounter pushy storeowners or locals with questionable intentions. Or perhaps realize they should’ve...
December 16th, 2010 | Africa, Bus, Destinations, Extras, Getting There, Health & Safety, Morocco, Planning, Train | Read More

Coping With Culture Shock

Coping With Culture Shock
Arriving back in America after spending time abroad is difficult no matter where you’re coming from. Re-integrating back into society, and back into your everyday life, can range from depressing to shocking – or even completely comfortable depending on where you’re coming from and...
March 31st, 2010 | Africa, Caribbean, Leaving & Coming Home, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip

5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip
source: ourordinarylife.com By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** During my last three weeks in South Africa my older brother and sister came to visit for 10 days, and then one of my best friends from college for another 10, overlapping by just a couple of days. My siblings...
March 3rd, 2010 | Car, Dispatches from the Road, Family & Kid Travel, Featured, South Africa | Read More

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** Full disclosure before giving any advice: I’m not actually surviving as a freelancer in Cape Town. Before deciding I could move here I secured a few grants to be able to afford my four months without living on peanut butter...
February 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Expats Abroad, Featured, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town
By Courtney Brooks LG Travel Correspondent 1. Hike Table Mountain Table Mountain, with Lion’s Head on one side and Devil’s Peak on the other, is located in the middle of Cape Town. It often has a waterfall of clouds pouring off the front of it, otherwise known as the “table cloth,”...
January 20th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Food & Wine, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back
By Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor ***** Chuck Thompson, former features editor for Maxim and former Editor in Chief for Travelocity Magazine, calls the four destinations he never wants to see-Africa, India, Mexico City and Disney World-the four horsemen of his apocalypse. In his second travel memoir, To...
January 11th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Africa, Health & Safety, India, Mexico, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Alexis Grant on Africa

Lost Girl of the Week: Alexis Grant on Africa
Alexis Grant is a journalist who left her reporting job at the Houston Chronicle in May 2008 to travel and freelance in Africa. Now she’s writing her first book, a travel memoir, and living in her hometown near Albany, New York. Here, she shares her experiences on getting lost. ****** It’s...
December 15th, 2009 | Africa, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More