Tag archives for Uganda

Paradise Found: Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes

At the end of the 20th century and in the wake of the Rwandan Civil War, a country lay dying, and people the world over wondered how Rwanda would or could recover, let alone welcome tourists again. But Praveen Moman did the unthinkable: He founded a safari company and invited Westerners to come.

When to Boycott A Destination

I’ve traveled all around the world, and Uganda remains perhaps the most beautifully arresting place I have ever visited. So, when my husband and I began thinking of dream trips we could take this year, the chance for me to introduce him to what Winston Churchill called “the pearl of Africa” propelled the country to the top of my list. That was before Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill that imposes prison terms for homosexual acts.

Learning to See in Uganda

When the boat starts to rock, I’m not entirely reassured when the guide says, “Don’t worry. Just a hippo trying to come up under us.” Right. No big deal. We’re about to capsize in the middle of a herd of twenty hippos, spread across the river like fat, warm rocks, because one of them understands…

#FriFotos: Come A Little Bit Closer

This week’s #FriFotos theme is CLOSE UP and features a photograph by Patrick Stutzenberger.

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The Radar: Relax in Uganda, Cruise Around the World, Solo Travel Tips

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The World is a Book

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“…and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine Travel-loving bookworms take heart: Online bookseller Better World Books has extended their Labor Day book sale through today, Wednesday, September 15th, in celebration of International Literacy Day. Better World Books is a creative and responsible global bookstore that collects and sells books (both…