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Travel Tip: Save with KAYAK Explore

June 17, 2014

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Sometimes you just want to get away. And it doesn’t really matter where. Just somewhere warm, with a beach. Maybe gambling and golf too, if that kind of thing suits your fancy. For many people time and budget are one of the biggest constraints to getting this getaway booked. Instead searching randomly for a million […]

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Want a Free Passport?

June 3, 2014


I’m no Oprah. I’m not passing out free cars or giving away all expenses paid vacations. I haven’t built a school for girls in Africa or started my own TV network. And I certainly don’t have her bank account…yet! BUT, despite the differences between me and Ms. O, there is one thing we do have in […]

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Life in Accra: An African City

April 26, 2014


What comes to mind when you think of life in Africa? Be honest. Is it extreme poverty, starving children and squalor a la Save the Children? How about political corruption, religious war and tribal conflict? Or maybe African life evokes images of wild, exotic animals roaming free? Whatever it is, it can’t be modern or […]

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Life in Accra: Preparing for your trip to Ghana

April 15, 2014


I can’t believe it’s already been 5 months and I still haven’t really written anything about Ghana. Forgive me? Hopefully this will make it up to you… I’ll be spending the next few weeks covering my time in Accra in a series called THIS is Africa: Life in Accra, Ghana. In this week’s post, I talk about the […]

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Is Travel Insurance Really Worth It?

April 8, 2014


“Be still. You’re bleeding.” He lightly patted a cold, damp cloth on the left side of my face, just above my eye. I felt cloudy and a slow dull pain began to creep across my face. “Let me see it,” I demanded. After some resistance, he let me up to survey the damage. A nice open […]

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