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A close-up of purple bougainvillea, a plant discovered by Jeanne Baret.

Famous Travel Expeditions: Jeanne Baret, Circumnavigator

Although few people know her name, Jeanne Baret deserves a place on the list of history’s most badass explorers. At a time when the French Navy forbade women from setting foot on their ships,...

Answers Found in Ghana

When Lisa applied for Photographers without Borders, got accepted, then paired with an NGO in Ghana called the Thaakat Foundation, she had a million questions in her head. In a cab en route from...

Decolonizing Travel: A Decolonizing Tour of Berlin

"Decolonizing Travel" is a series aimed at shedding light on the colonial past of major European and North American countries through the revisiting of monuments, streets, and sites particularly related to it. Today, we...

A Night in the Desert

Like most of us, I look for “authentic” experiences when I travel, ones that don’t feel manufactured for tourists. Using that definition, a camel ride to a desert camp in Morocco filled with tents,...
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Exploring the Otherworldly Side of Botswana

Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll immediately be convinced of my fixation on exploring the whole of Africa — taking pictures along the way led me to Botswana. Each country has its own story...

Exploring Zanzibar through Photos with Nasrin Suleiman

In this photo essay, Nasrin Suleiman introduces us to the stunning beauty of Zanzibar through photos and shares her top five recommendations for things to do, eat and see on the island.  -- Tell us a...
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Sights and Sounds: Stone Town, Tanzania

"Sights and Sounds" is a new video series from the media platform For Africans by Africans (FABA). The second installment comes to us from Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage sight that used to...
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Egypt Travel Tips for Solo Women Travelers

I consider myself someone with little fear when it comes to traveling to foreign places, however, in the days leading up to my scheduled arrival in Cairo, I was feeling apprehensive.   Suddenly, everything I’d read...
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Mindful Wandering, Part II: Ethiopian Food for Thought

Mariam has already set to work making fresh bread. She pours batter onto a large, round stone pan over the fire and places a cone shaped lid on top. No need for an oven....

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