Bali, Indonesia. Sacred Land of the Gods.

In the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, lies one of the most evocative islands in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali. Best…

Beach Camping
Pitch your tent at SA’s Best Beach Camps.

South Africa has a coastline that stretches more than 2500 kilometres from the barren border shared with Namibia on the Atlantic Ocean, to the bottom of Africa and up again to the…

Porto Guide
Porto: A City Guide for First-Timers.

Portugal’s second largest city, Porto is experiencing a magical renaissance. Decades ago, British merchant ships would gather in Porto’s old harbours, transporting wines all over the region. But today the same places…

Travelling with friends: Getting it just right.

Travel creates some of our most treasured memories, and travelling with friends is one of the most fulfilling ways to see the world. Finding the right travel companion can be tricky though.…

The Importance of Animal Rights in Tourism.

Animal interactions seem like a fun thing to do while lending a hand to conservation, but it isn’t. I reveal the dark side of these activities the need for animal rights in…

Zambia, Livingstone and Victoria Falls.

  The mention of Victoria Falls is often met with animated dialogue as to where and when it is best to view it; in the Summer or Winter, in Zimbabwe or Zambia.…

Argentina. Buenos Aires, passion-fused tangos and painted streets.

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. At its centre is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. Other major attractions include…

24 Hours in Romania’s Capital, Bucharest.

Twenty four hours in Romania’s capital may be enough to discover all that Bucharest is best known for. But it most defintely warrants more time. Bucharest has impressive commanding buildings strongly influenced…


Dawn Bradnick Jorgensen
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Botswana Tourism launched a Stay Home, travel tomorrow Campaign Video.

Botswana Tourism has launched an evocative 'Stay Home, Travel Tomorrow' campaign and allowed me to s…

The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia, turtle rescue in Kenya, setting up temporary home in Lisbon, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

A self proclaimed earth advocate and beauty seeker, I invite you to join me and share In my love of sustainable impact travel – and the rich offerings of our beautiful world.

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