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Africa

The Rise of Dark Tourism

A global travel trend that’s hard to swallow, dark tourism takes travellers to places that are identified with tragedy, suffering, death and destruction. These are destinations such as war zones, nuclear blast sites, genocide prisons, tombs – places that are eerie, dangerous, scary and often bizarre. Dark tourism takes us to places which are considered taboo […]

Does Volunteering Really Support NGO’s?

VOLUNTEER TOURISM, otherwise known as voluntourism and a form of charity tourism has exploded in popularity.  While it’s nice to be able to give back to those we deem less fortunate (it is a “feel good” activity, after all), we should also take a step back and ask if you’re doing more harm than good.  […]

Why are there so many different lists for the 7 Wonders of the World?

6 of the original Ancient 7 wonders of the world have been largely destroyed or have disappeared. New authors have attempted to redo the list based on present day observations. The Original 7 wonders of the world are now known as The 7 Ancient Wonders of the World but are essentially the original list. They […]

4×4 Driving in the Atlas Mountains

 

Winter Sun in Marrakech

A peaceful and stylish hideaway in a green corner of Marrakech. For my birthday, Ross booked a 4-night winter getaway to Marrakech.  It’s the first holiday we have booked through Secret Escapes and it has been amazing.  Les Cinq Djellabas in Marrakech gives you the best of two worlds. The first being a stay in […]

A Weekend in Marrakesh

Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is home to mosques, palaces and gardens and seemed like an ideal destination for a long weekend away with the girls.  A few of us are well travelled…. a few of us not; so I arrived in Marrakesh slightly apprehensive of how we would handle North Africa. We […]

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