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In Honour of Cecil the Lion: My Top 10 World Lion Day Photos

Every year the I pays homage to my favourite animal, the African Lion.  A fews year ago I had the distinct honour of  working/volunteering amongst the Dambwa Pride, a young pride of lions protected by the African Lion Environmental Research…
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Traveling as an Interracial Couple in Africa

"Just because it's okay for you to date outside your race at home doesn't mean it's okay here. It's weird, it's not right, that's not how I was f**king raised. You should be ashamed." *Josh glared at me across the table, his toothy-grinned uncle…

How Should I Prepare For a Volunteer Travel Trip?

Preparing for a volunteer travel trip requires a great deal more than planning an itinerary and booking a ticket. There is a great deal of research required, questions that need to be answered, applications and documents that need to be filled…
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Photo of the Day: The Lioness

If you've been reading my blog over the years, you know I have a special place in my heart for the Africa Lion. I volunteered as a researcher with the African Lion Environmental Research Trust a few years back (read more about my experience…
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Photo of the Day: Look into My Eyes

Jemaa EL Fnaa square in the heart of Marrakech is teeming with hundreds of vendors hawking everything from magic carpets, tea, and spices, to camel-skin handbags, rubies (so they say) and yes, photos with cobras. These self-proclaimed snake…