Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Earlier this year I wrote about what a great opportunity 2017 presents having the full force of the UN behind the idea of Sustainable Tourism for Development. That article was well received (thanks!) and everyone seemed supportive of the rationale and sentiment. The point of the initial article was about...

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This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

When you’re walking through the dusty Nairobi slum of Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms you. But local woman Grace Njeri lives in the neighbourhood and she’s got work to do amid the chaos. She recently signed on as a sales rep for the social enterprise LivelyHoods and...

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How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

It’s our first day in Nairobi, and we’re on our way to market to buy some fat pigs. Except this time, we won’t be going home again and doing a jig. Instead, we’ll be delivering them to some ‘grandmas’ on the outskirts of the city, as part of Urban Adventures’...

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Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

Our A Day with the Maasai tour is run in partnership with One Horizon Africa, a non-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa. One traveller tells us about her day with Peris, one of the women benefiting from the program. Mention Kenya, and many people will...

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Things To Do In: Nairobi

Things To Do In: Nairobi

While we’d be the first to say that Nairobi is a pretty awe-inspiring city because of its National Park and all those giraffes, those aren’t the only things to do in Nairobi. Get down to some Kenyan culture, local style, by following these Nairobi travel tips from our local guide,...

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4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

Real travellers know the best way to see a city isn’t behind the window of a tour bus—it’s on foot. And when those feet are flying, whether it’s through the downtown core or into an urban park oasis, you can get in a workout along with your sightseeing. Whether you’re...

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It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Kenya’s Tusker

It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Kenya’s Tusker

It’s more than a beer – it’s a national emblem. It’s more than a drink – it’s an African experience encompassed. First brewed in Kenya under British Colonial rule in 1922 by Kenya Breweries (now East African Breweries), the company’s first lager was baptised ‘Tusker’ at the brewers’ first annual...

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