Africa

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A Family North Pole Adventure Raises Awareness of Nigeria’s Lost Girls

We are very much in favor of family adventures here at All Over the Map. And we are very much in favor of social activism as a family activity. So we were interested to hear about how one family from Nigeria took their activism to the ends of the earth. To the North Pole, in more »

Looking for an eco-friendly vacation for your family?

I was recently walking along the National Mall in Washington, DC, when I saw a family leaving the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. As they passed a trash can, the mother tossed in her empty water bottle. Her son stopped in his tracks and his eyes grew wide. “But Mom! That’s recyclable! You can’t put that in more »

The Buffalo and the Hippo: A Kid’s Safari Story

By Claire Callahan We were in Tanzania. My mom had planned this incredible trip, picking out amazing camps to stay in. While she was excited about them all, she was most anticipating the three nights at our last camp of the trip, Serengeti Migration Camp. And as soon as we arrived there, I knew why. more »

On Our Own in Tanzania: A self-drive family safari

Our beloved Land Cruiser (rented from Fortes Safaris) took us from Arusha to Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti. THE DECISION TO DRIVE OURSELVES At first, our trip to Tanzania looked like that of any other very lucky safari-goer. I’d done some enthusiastic Googling, and had worked back and forth with a few companies that offer more »

I am somehow not so sure about the Romance High Class Hotel in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.

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Nature Bites

Sometime in the chill of darkness, as I lay awake in a log cabin in the woods of West Virginia, rocking Sybil-style in an attempt to come to terms with the trauma of the day, it  hit me: this was not the first time I’d taken off my pants in public because some unidentified critter more »

Ethiopian Dreams

Maybe it’s the fact that my oldest son is the age that I was when I moved there, maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been possessed by wanderlust lately, but I can’t get Ethiopia out of my mind.  I dream of smelling eucalyptus trees, waking up at night to the sound of rain pounding on more »

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