Africa

Africa

Creating KiliGATE: A Conversation with Alex Pastollnigg

When Alex Pastollnigg journeyed to Tanzania to trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, she discovered the difficult truth about the conditions faced by...

The Passport Project, Part Five: Saint-Louis

I’ve taken budget bus-rides in many different countries, but nothing prepared for the journey from Dakar to Saint-Louis.  When we saw that the bus...

The Passport Project, Part Four: A Haunting History

Without fail, every book, blog, and local we consulted insisted that we had to spend a day on Ile de Goree, an island off...

The Passport Project, Part Three: The Meaning of Family

To say Mohammed was nervous on our second morning in Dakar would be an understatement, but I struggled to come up with a better...

The Passport Project, Part Two: My Country

I sincerely wish everyone traveling to Dakar could see it through Mohammed’s eyes. Even while planning the trip, it became clear that this foreign land...

Three Months in Kenya

His first trip overseas was to Kenya. It was over 7,700 miles from his home in Detroit, and he was only 17 years old. In...

The Passport Project, Part One: It’s A Lot

As our yellow cab cut through the drizzly Manhattan morning, I went over the checklist that was engrained in my head. Pick up...

Travel Video: The Spirit of Morocco

Nate Connella is a Los Angeles-based video editor and filmmaker. After quitting his job as a commercial film editor, he and his wife left...

Unscrambling Africa with Mutua Matheka

When I ask Mutua Matheka about his Instagram handle, he chuckles. “It’s nothing really,” he says, his voice full of mirth. But then he launches...