My decision to go to Larabanga was based almost entirely on the need to contradict disbelief. When I heard about the 8th century mud mosques, I asked a question that any logical person would: How is that possible? I even looked at photos, but it...

The word budget means different things to different people. While not splurging on a 5 star might be budget to some, to most it means forgoing lunch in lieu of a bus ticket or finding out what you can do around a hostel or in...

I believe every moment is an opportunity to learn. It isn’t about classrooms or travel if you consider every step you take is a form of travel and any environment is a classroom. That being said, some of my coolest learning experiences have been traveling,...

I’ll always pick country over city, nature over civilization, and plants and animals over people. It’s not that I’m not a people person. I am. I love a good party and have some fantastic friends. But I think in a lot of ways humans missed...

Wechiau is far away. From what, you ask? From everything. When I made the decision to visit the Hippo Sanctuary in Wechiau, it wasn’t because I wanted to travel two extra days and it wasn’t because I was yearning to immerse myself in nature (although that...

It’s part of the gritty, harsh truth: that no experience can be prepared for, especially speaking about immersion in a foreign world of unknown traditions, foods, languages and perspectives about life. For me, this is the impetus to go. The discomfort, the confusion, and ultimately...