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How to carbon offset your next holiday

Actively choosing to reduce our carbon use and emissions is a great way to ensure our holidays are ‘green‘. Choosing to ride a bike rather than catch a taxi. Choosing to catch a train rather than a plane. Whilst I agree with this approach, there is still those unavoidable activities that we can try to offset. But what is carbon offsetting, and how do I do it? Read on for a guide on how to carbon offset your next holiday. What is ...
Transport

Train travel in Kenya – taking the scenic route

The scenic route The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given was “to take the scenic route”. I don’t think my mentor actually expected me to take it so literally though! As a complete global travel addict I find myself constantly on the move trying to take the scenic route every chance I get. An opportunity too good to refuse presented itself in Kenya recently. Read on for my train journey from Mombasa to Nairobi. Why train it? Train travel ...
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Distant Relatives Eco Lodge and Backpackers – Kilifi

It was the name that got me. After reading it how could I not want to go. Realsing then that it was located on the Kenyan coast about an hour north of Mombasa in idealic Kilifi cemented the idea. I recently visited Diani Beach and knew that if Kilifi was anything like that then I had to go! A quick 45min flight from Nairobi to Mombasa, an hour or so bus ride (who keeps time in Kenya?!) followed by a fun ...
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5 reasons why the Maasai Mara National Reserve is worth ...

I love weekend getaways and micro-holidays, they are a great way to break up the ordinary. When living in Nairobi a weekend away is much more than breaking the ordinary, it is witnessing the extraordinary! I recently took a road trip out to the Maasai Mara – that’s right, my weekend getaway was to one of the world’s most incredible National Reserve. How lucky am I?! The Maasai Mara The Maasai Mara National Reserve is as incredible as you could ...