How Volunteering in Africa Changed Me

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Volunteering on a refugee camp in Africa may not be a typical travel choice, but as Josh Martin explains, it’s certainly a transformational one.

What to Eat (and When) Around the World

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The savvy eater knows that what’s good for the belly is also good for the planet, so he or she gobbles what’s local and what’s in season whenever possible. Jessica Allen gives a brief guide about what to eat—and when—around the world.

A Blonde Obrouni in Ghana

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Described as the “Africa for Beginners”, Krissy proves that even the most beginner “Obrounis” will feel welcome in the unorthodox country of Ghana.

Mix and Match: A Visit to Accra’s Biggest Second-Hand Clothes Market – Accra, Ghana

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Suzanne Geudeke decides to see what the enormous “Dead White Man’s Market” in Accra is all about, and she quickly learns just how different our cultures can be when it comes to shopping.

Greece in Ghana – Accra, Ghana

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Suzanne Geudeke lived in Ghana for ten months, experiencing its culture from up close. The article describes a curious encounter she had one night, when a Ghanaian bar owner invited her to go to “Greece” – A run down house in a dark street where he served her a local drink called akpeteshie.

The Heart of Kumasi – Ghana, Africa

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Gayle Pescud vows to navigate West Africa's largest open air market alone. She accomplishes her mission and adds another one.

What I Always Forget About Ghana – Africa

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When the lay preacher reveals an instrument that would make the most potent tiger nut chewing man blush, Gayle Pescud considers her options.

Remembering Elmina – Ghana, Africa

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Astrid Vinje's visit to Elmina Castle in Ghana reveals the disconnect that exists between history and the present.

A Walk in the African Jungle – Ghana, Africa

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Small-town girl, Jessica Farkas, recalls her experience in the exotic African jungle as the best day of her life.

News from Nowhere – Ghana

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In a remote seaside village in Ghana, John M. Edwards battles golf-ball-sized bugs and meets gung-ho gonzo travelers seasoned in bad trips through Africa. No one said travel in nowhere was easy.