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Feeding Wild Hyenas and 9 Other Unique Things to do in Harar, Ethiopia

By on January 8, 2018 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track, Top 10's with 0 Comments
Feeding Wild Hyenas and 9 Other Unique Things to do in Harar, Ethiopia

Over in the east of Ethiopia, as you head towards the Djibouti border, the ancient city of Harar is a rare gem in an otherwise pretty, desolate landscape. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this walled civilisation has long been an important trading centre, situated strategically between the Red Sea and the great empires of inland […]

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The 6 Best Things to Do in Zimbabwe

By on January 1, 2018 in Africa, Off the Beaten Track, ZIMBABWE with 0 Comments
The 6 Best Things to Do in Zimbabwe

Not known for its tourist trail, Zimbabwe is however an amazing destination to explore in Southern Africa. From ancient Medieval ruins to stunning national parks and even dam cruises, it’s a land that offers many surprises for those who venture into her midst. I visited Zimbabwe as part of my Absolute Africa overland trip and […]

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Reaching for the Heavens : Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches with Teddy Zion Tours

By on December 16, 2017 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Hiking, Off the Beaten Track with 0 Comments
Reaching for the Heavens : Trekking Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches with Teddy Zion Tours

A WORD OF WARNING! Visiting Ethiopia’s Tigray Churches will require nerves of steel, a disregard for treacherous heights and all the adrenaline you can possibly muster… …but trust me, if you can harness all of these, then visiting this totally unique and breathtaking (literally) destination is going to be one of the most amazing travel […]

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Discovering the Most Dramatic Destination on Earth : My Danakil Depression Tour with World Sun Ethiopia Travel

By on December 13, 2017 in Africa, ETHIOPIA, Off the Beaten Track, Reviews with 2 Comments
Discovering the Most Dramatic Destination on Earth : My Danakil Depression Tour with World Sun Ethiopia Travel

Arriving into Ethiopia’s Makele airport, I’m met in the parking lot by a 4wd that screeches to a halt in front of me as 3 smiling guys grin at me out of the window! “Are you Stephanie?”, they ask. I nod, and with that, their bundling my bags into the boot of the vehicle, me […]

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Going on an African Overland Safari Trip

10 Things You Need to Know Before Going on an African Overland Safari Trip

Well I made it folks, 48 days on an overland safari trip in Africa and I’ve lived to tell the tale! At times it was hard, at times it was tiring, but mostly it was an epic adventure of great people, sensational landscapes, incredible memories and wild encounters. I’d recommend an overland African safari trip […]

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The Ultimate Darwin to Broome Road Trip Itinerary!

The Ultimate Darwin to Broome Road Trip Itinerary!

Come on, let’s be honest, this is probably the big daddy of them all! Yes the drive from Darwin to Broome through the jaw-dropping Kimberley region is about as awesome as road trips get I reckon and easily competes with both the drive up the red Centre from Adelaide to Darwin, as well as down […]

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Interested in Time Travel? A Trip to the Island of Sark is Just the Ticket!

By on August 3, 2017 in Europe, Off the Beaten Track, UK with 6 Comments
Interested in Time Travel? A Trip to the Island of Sark is Just the Ticket!

The Perfect Beginning If you were looking for the perfect travel setting, you’d be hard pushed to find better. The sky overhead was a brilliant, cloudless blue, the crisp colour of azure only an English summer can pull off. The sea, reflecting this, was the perfect oceanic blue and the morning sunlight, dancing upon her […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Purnululu National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Purnululu National Park

Containing one of the world’s most unique geological structures, the Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park is something of a hidden gem only those venturing up into Australia’s remote Kimberley region really hear about! The range’s signature banded rocks, which look like giant sandstone beehives, have been carved out over 20 million years by erosion […]

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Hidden Hotspots // 18 Things to Do in Fremantle the Locals Love

Hidden Hotspots // 18 Things to Do in Fremantle the Locals Love

As you’ll know if you’ve read my post What’s Happened to the Road Trip, we’ve temporarily clambered out of the car from our great budget road trip around Australia and set up something of a little life for ourselves. In part this is because our bank accounts required us to do so and in part […]

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The 22 Australian National Parks You Simply Must See

The 22 Australian National Parks You Simply Must See

If there’s one thing you can’t miss during your time in Australia, it’s the chance to experience some of the country’s incredible wilderness. From mountains to deserts, tropical islands to rainforests, the land Down Under has it all.  And wonderfully, much of it is super accessible care of Australia’s fabulous national parks network. We visited […]

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