Introduction to Voodoo in West Africa

Voodoo. It’s a word with a certain … image, cultivated by American gothic horror films mixed…

Kingdoms of West Africa

Before arriving in West Africa, I knew almost nothing about its history or its kingdoms. I’d…

Podcast #011: Crossing Borders

Welcome to Episode 11 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. I’m aware it’s…

Five Days in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is not the most common destinations for tourists. In fact, I’m fairly certain the…

Crossing Borders in West Africa

I made four border crossings in West Africa on my adventure – I wrote a specific…

Visiting Ghana’s Mole National Park

Africa. To the average Brit, the very name invokes images of vast grasslands, plains with shrubberies,…

What to Expect when Backpacking in West Africa

West Africa isn’t generally the first place on the average British backpacker’s itinerary, but as you…

Why I am “The Barefoot Backpacker”

So, The Barefoot Backpacker. It’s occurred to me that, apart from my first podcast and a…

Podcast #010: Hike Across Great Britain

Welcome to Episode 10 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. As you probably…

My First Wild Camp Experience

I did my first wild camp ever last weekend, and, yeh, I don’t know if any…