Tropical Island
I’m craving a tropical island getaway, are you?

I imagine I’m not alone when I say that I’m restless. Not only emotionally after a year and a half of adjusted living, working from home, not seeing enough of my friends…

Penguins can’t get enough to eat.

When one of South Africa’s worst environmental disasters unfolded 21 years ago, Lauren Waller made her way to the Salt River warehouse in Cape Town, donned rubber gloves and volunteered to help…

Hiking Trail
The World’s Best Hiking Destinations.

This planet is endlessly beautiful and travelling around it and exploring its extraordinary scenery is the dream of many. That is why it’s worth taking a leap of faith and getting out…

10 Unforgettable Things to Do in Phoenix.

Phoenix, also known as the ‘Valley of the Sun’ is the capital of the southwestern US state of Arizona. A bustling city in the middle of the desert with temperatures that hover…

6 Reasons to Go Kayaking on Your Next Trip.

As we seek distractions from our busy lives, new ways to exercise, relax and unwind, as well as hobbies with a low environmental impact, kayaking is becoming increasingly popular. Especially if you…

5 Wonderful Golf Holiday Destinations.

Golf is one of those incredible activities that act as both a hobby and a sport all in one, although admittedly my experience has always been social and involved the welcome guidance…

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…


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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