Creating genuine connections with people from other cultures is rewarding, but it does not always come easy. Pamela Weis explores the nuances of her long-time friendship with a Ghanaian man and questions the meaning of their connection.
South Africa may be the most-visited country in the Southern Africa region, but it shouldn't be your only stop. Countries like Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana offer more wildlife and culture to round out your experience on the continent. Jill Nawrocki suggests nine great adventures to experience in Southern Africa.
The Soccer World Cup might be the main reason for making a trip to the wonderfully diverse country of South Africa, but that's not all the nation has to offer. From cultural villages and historical sites to fantastic game reserves and parks, South Africa is definitely worth exploring. Ian Dickinson has complied a list of the top eight things to do in this vibrant country.
Treading the desert to explore an ocean bed that is rich with 40 million year-old whale skeletons and other extinct creatures is a unique experience. Azza Abdel Aziz tells you more about the Valley of the Whales in the western desert of Egypt; a world heritage site that narrates an unrivaled story about the evolution of species in an open air museum.