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Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You

Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You Courtesy of Shriti Bannerjee, ProjectBly.com If you are the kind of traveler who lives for digging through flea markets and wandering through souks, you might want to travel over to ProjectBly.com, a new lifestyle website featuring a rotation of world street market...

VIDEO: Nima Market In Accra, Ghana

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is an established point on the African tourism trail thanks to its good flight and cruise connections, its Anglophone accessibility, its beautiful beaches and the stability of the nation. Less often seen, however, is Nima Market. Located in...

10 reasons to visit Ghana, Africa

10 reasons to visit Ghana, Africa When planning a vacation, it isn't too often you hear people choosing Ghana as their must-visit destination. In reality, there are many unique and worthwhile experiences to be had in this African country. Before I visited, I was unsure what to expect, as I didn't know anyone...

Traveler's guide to local and western food in Ghana, Africa

Traveler's guide to local and western food in Ghana, Africa When visiting Ghana, Africa, unless you are at the mall in the capital city of Accra or staying at a resort or hotel, you will most likely find yourself eating food that is far from Western comfort cuisine. Here is a guide to some of the typical foods you will find in Ghana,...

10 tips for doing a homestay

10 tips for doing a homestay Doing a homestay in another country is a great way to get to know the culture from a first-hand perspective. By living with a family, you get to see how a local's daily life is, from what they eat, to how to they dress, to what their before-bed ritual is. With such a unique...

Budget Vacations 2012: Ghana

Budget Vacations 2012: Ghana For those looking to travel on a budget, Ghana, Africa, is a prime destination. According to exchange-rates.com, as of December, 2011, $1 was equivalent to about 1.63-1.65 Ghanaian Cedis. It is not hard to travel around Ghana and spend very little money. While taxis are...

Video of the day: bike stunts in Accra, Ghana

Bikelordz : Stunts and Styles from Accra, Ghana from Bikelordz on Vimeo. The culture of a place is precisely what helps us get to know that place--even if the culture involves bike stunts and the place is Accra, Ghana. There's a biking culture in Accra that I wasn't...

10 unique modes of transportation around the world

10 unique modes of transportation around the world Cars, trains, buses, and planes aren't the only way to get around a country. From the Bamboo Train in Cambodia to the Rail Cart in the the Philippines to the Couch Bike in Canada, here are ten unique modes of transportation from around the world. Chicken Bus Guatemala,...

Frommer's reveals top destinations for 2012

Frommer's reveals top destinations for 2012 What destination are you dreaming of for 2012? The staff at Frommer's have just unveiled their list of top travel destinations for the coming year. Included in the list is a little something for everyone: large metropolises, secluded beach towns, colorful riverside...

Destination spotlight: Kokrobite, Ghana, Africa

Destination spotlight: Kokrobite, Ghana, Africa For those traveling in Ghana who want to get out of the big, noisy capital city of Accra, Kokrobite is a beach paradise located less than an hour away. The village is easily accessible by tro-tro from Tema Station, Kaneshie Market, or anywhere else you see people hailing a...

How to ride the tro-tro in Ghana, Africa

How to ride the tro-tro in Ghana, Africa When traveling through Ghana, Africa, one thing that is inevitable, at least if you don't want to go broke wasting all of your money on taxi fare, is that you will have to ride the tro-tro. The tro-tro is kind of like a bus system, although a bit more confusing and with a...

10 important phrases to know before going to Ghana, Africa

10 important phrases to know before going to Ghana, Africa Learning a foreign language can be difficult. And, for people traveling to Ghana for only a short amount of time, trying to become fluent in Twi, the principal native language of the country, may be a bit farfetched. However, learning some important phrases before you go can...

Destination spotlight: Cape Coast in Ghana, Africa

Destination spotlight: Cape Coast in Ghana, Africa One reason that many people decide to travel to Ghana in Western Africa is to learn about the history of the land and people. While there are many worthwhile areas to visit in Ghana, those looking to learn about Ghana's past, as well as experience some nature and adventure,...

Destination spotlight: the Volta Region, Ghana, Africa

Destination spotlight: the Volta Region, Ghana, Africa When people think of where they want to go on vacation, Ghana isn't usually the first place that comes to mind. There are actually many good reasons to visit this African country, including an excellent exchange rate on the dollar, an experience rich in culture, and areas of...

How to eat fufu in Ghana, Africa

How to eat fufu in Ghana, Africa When traveling, experiencing the food of a culture can be one of the most exciting parts of the journey. Not only can you learn a lot about a group of people by their dining etiquette, but eating itself is fun. Recently, I was lucky enough to take a trip to Ghana in...

6 surf destinations you'd never think of

6 surf destinations you'd never think of Sure, we all know the world of surfing revolves around Hawaii's fabled North Shore. If you've ever owned a board, you can probably rattle off some of the other global hot spots: Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Fiji, California, Costa Rica...the list goes on and on. ...

Ghost Forest brings attention to rainforest threat

Ghost Forest brings attention to rainforest threat A Ghost Forest is stalking Europe. Giant trees from Ghana have appeared in Copenhagen, Trafalgar Square in London, and now Oxford. It's called the Ghost Forest Art Project, and it's an innovative way to bring the plight of the world's rainforests to public attention. ...

Photo of the day 2.8.10

Photo of the day 2.8.10 Portraiture remains my favourite form of photography, and something in this image shared by borderfilms(Doug) really spoke to me. It could be the beckoning expression of the woman, Mary, who owns the shop, or the curious face of the little boy in the back -- or it could...

International female team reaches South Pole

International female team reaches South Pole Back in November, a group of seven women from a variety of countries around the globe set out on a long, and challenging journey. Calling themselves the Kaspersky Commonwealth Expedition, they left Patriot Hills, along the Antarctic coast, and over the course of the next 39...

United Airlines adds flights to Africa, the Middle East and Europe

United Airlines adds flights to Africa, the Middle East and Europe Starting May 2, 2010, United Airlines fans can fly the carrier from the US to Africa for the first time in the company's history. United will offer flights from DC to Accra, Ghana (and then on to Lagos, Nigeria). Beginning April 18, 2010, passengers flying from DC to Kuwait...

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