Ouarzazate & Aït-Ben-Haddou, Gateways to Morocco’s Sahara

January 19, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Dani Keral   Just a half-hour ferry ride from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar lies another exotically different world. The Kingdom of Morocco is a true cultural, culinary, and eco treasure trove, from Imperial Cities like Marrakesh, Fe...Leer más

Nature, Castles & Olive Trees in the Cazorla Reserve of Andalusia’s Jaén Province

January 10, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Ana del Castillo  Jaén is likely the least known of the eight provinces in Andalusia, the south of Spain. But it's an agricultural and nature powerhouse in its own right - in addition to its elegant Renaissance capital, home to more than a rel...Leer más

Maboneng, Johannesburg’s Modern-Art Mecca

January 5, 2018 - Sin comentarios

Mathurin South Africa's capital is positively afroth these days in creativity and the arts, and one of its premier epicentres is Maboneng Precinct. Centred on Fox and Kruger Streets, a quick cab ride east from Johannesburg's Sandton business ...Leer más

New Year’s in 5 of Africa’s Iberia Destinations

December 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ravi Santana   As we bid farewell to another year past, we like to point out cool places to celebrate New Year's Eve to come. In past years we've covered Cuzco/Machu Picchu and Japan, with even a shoutout to Shanghai. This year we'd like t...Leer más

El Salvador’s Volcanoes National Park Is a Blast

December 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Alexander Bonilla Among other things, Central America is famous for its volcanoes, especially Costa Rica and Nicaragua. But less well known is that the highest density of volcanoes - both dormant and active - is in their much smaller neighbour to...Leer más

Ecotourism in Algeria’s Ahaggar National Park Marks 30 Years

November 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Joachim Himmeröder   Next door to Morocco, Algeria is very much off the beaten path, touristically speaking, in large part because of its troubled past. But as this blog noted last year, capital Algiers is a tremendously rewarding and safe...Leer más

Ceuta, a Striking Spanish City in – North Africa??

November 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

mehdi charia Beautiful Spain is a country whose diversity can surprise some people. In fact, not too many people realise that a bit of it even extends beyond Europe to North Africa! The autonomous cities of Melilla and Ceuta lie just on the other si...Leer más

Astonishing Sea-Turtle Spotting in Guatemala

October 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Steven Zwerink Giant marine turtles are truly one of nature's most moving miracles throughout their life cycles - babies hatch from beach sands and endure a frantic rush to the ocean before being devoured by ravenous, swooping sea birds, growing ...Leer más

Volcanoes of Lanzarote on Foot & 4×4

October 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

leoks The fourth largest/third smallest of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is one of its drier, most volcanic-looking ones, wth golden-brown beaches populated by sand blown over from the relatively nearby Sahara desert (the African mainland being aro...Leer más

Creativity a-Go-Go in Cape Town, South Africa

September 22, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Zeitz MOCAA Africa's most dynamic country is naturally home to some of its most dynamic cities. And especially when it comes to culture and creativity, it can be argued that South Africa's "Mother City", Cape Town, continues to lead the parade. A...Leer más

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