Stuck in the Okavango Delta

Stuck in the Okavango Delta

The sun was setting on the Okavango Delta, a wild place where lions rule and tourists are pretty far down the food chain. While the driver and a few colleagues from the other vehicles played with ropes ...
Learning to Travel Light – the Hard Way

Learning to Travel Light – the Hard Way

Emma Gregg, March 8, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
They say you should make a pile of everything you’re thinking of taking, divide it in two, and leave half behind. I wish I’d known that on my first African adventure.
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Melissa Shales, February 15, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
When I look back, many of the travel disasters and near disasters have been caused by engine malfunctions of one sort or another. One of my earliest and most memorable was...
Caught With My Trousers Down at Samburu

Caught With My Trousers Down at Samburu

Melissa Shales, January 19, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
We arrived at the campsite in Kenya’s Samburu National Park at dusk. After hours on dusty, bumpy roads, I headed straight for the loo – a long drop with a wooden seat in a corrugated iron shed. I carefully shone my torch around to check for spiders, snakes and scorpions and satisfied that I was safe, held it between my teeth as I used both hands to unbutton my jeans.