Sudan, in the Company of Men

When the welcome committee is all men, all the time, cycling solo as a woman in conservative and friendly Sudan gets … complex.

Ruined temple enclosure in Sudan

14 Fascinating Places to Visit in Sudan

Sudan is a well-kept secret among adventurous travelers. Here are the best places to visit and things to do in Sudan for history lovers, cultural travelers, and backpackers.

Women's advocacy group near Kasese

What Travelers Need to Know About Ugandan Culture

Travel in Uganda will keep you on your toes – in a good way – as you soak up the energy and try to decode the culture. Get a head start with these 14 things every visitor to Uganda needs to know.

Taxis being loaded in Makeni Sierra Leone

My West Africa Packing List

Travel in West Africa can be tricky to pack for, but don’t worry. Here’s my West Africa packing list from 3 months exploring 5 countries.

Where to Go Hiking in West Africa

West Africa isn’t exactly a famous hiking destination, but for those drawn to this complex part of the world, these are the trails to check out.

Colorful street in Ganta, Liberia

Places to Visit in Liberia, West Africa

Liberia offers remarkable experiences to thoughtful and intrepid travelers. Here’s my list of favorite places to visit and things to do in Liberia, West Africa.