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365 Paintings for Ants, A Miniaturist Project by Artist Lorraine Loots

Gareth Pon | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Gareth Pon

Lorraine Loots, a miniaturist painter from Cape Town, South Africa started a 365 day project on the 1st of January 2013. She decided to do one miniatu...

10 Days in Zambia and South Africa

Minh Chau | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Minh Chau

With 10 days on the ground in southern Africa, we began our trip with a safari not in Chobe or Kruger, but in Zambia's South Luangwa. It's home to a rich set of flora and fauna, and also the origin of the walking safari.

Celebrating Kathy

Barbara Rick | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Barbara Rick

Happy birthday to South Africa's freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada! "Kathy" -- as he's well known there -- turned a robust 85-years-old on August 21. He is the premiere guide and custodian of the history of infamous Robben Island, where he and Nelson Mandela were unjustly imprisoned for 18 years.

Milk and Sugar

Brigid Brett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Brigid Brett

There's a post on Facebook that's been making its rounds. The photo shows an elderly man with glasses and a nice smile, leaning against a railing ove...

The JT Insider Food Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Acclaimed chef at the helm of The Test Kitchen -- named among the World's 50 Best Restaurants -- Luke Dale-Roberts gives us his recommendations on how to experience Cape Town's exuberant dining scene.

To the Weekend Protesters

David Harris | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
David Harris

This weekend, there have been large protests on the streets of London, Cape Town, and Santiago, and smaller demonstrations in Paris and New York.

Top 10 Things To Do In Cape Town, South Africa

Katie Goldstein | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Katie Goldstein

Cape Town has it all -- exquisite beaches, breathtaking scenery and wildlife, world-renowned gastronomy and buzzing nightlife. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in the "Mother City." Here are our top picks for what to do!

Black and White in Gay Cape Town

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

The implication: It was OK to kiss me in the hallway of a dark club on Saturday night, but he wasn't interested in me as a multi-dimensional human being or, presumably, being seen in public with me in the harsh, unforgiving light of day.

20 Photos Of Africa That Aren't Just Trees Or Sunsets

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

This is, apparently, what everyone thinks Africa looks like. News flash: It doesn't. And because we're nearing summer when our minds are getti...

This Time For Africa

The Huffington Post | Hayden Rockwell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

Summer is finally on the horizon and all we can think about is where we’re going to spend our vacations. From lounging on one of Greece’s pristine...

10 Cities That Make For Unpopular Destinations

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.15.2014 | Travel

We've shown you the 10 most disappointing destinations in the world, given you a head's up on the world's most violent cities (aka don't even THINK of...

Activist Shareholders: Hear Them, Don't Necessarily Heed Them

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

January 1987 and South Africa was burning. The eyes of the free world transfixed on a country in turmoil -- declared state of emergency, mounting Anti...

Mentally Ill and Poor: What to do?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Brazil, the government ensures that mental health is understood as a fundamental part of overall well-being, and therefore promotes diagnosis and treatment in coordination with other health services, never in isolation.

What I've Learned Not to Expect From Morning-After Texts

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

While the "I had a great time" message was a lovely gesture, if "Let's go out again" wasn't implied or directly stated, what was the point? Not responding to my response wouldn't leave me thinking you were a particularly good guy.

Best Way To See A Place Just Might Be On A Bike

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Mullen | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel

There are endless suggestions and opinions on the very best ways to see a city, so we're just going to add another log to the fire. The answer: Bik...

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

10 Reasons Music Lovers Should Head To Cape Town, South Africa

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts

In honor of South by Southwest, the music festival taking over Austin, TX this week, we're interviewing the bands and musicians who've traveled far an...

The Roaring Gay 30s and 40s: Am I Too Old to Love the Nightlife?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I'd always considered 30 to be the turning point where I'd finally grow up. It would be a new age as tame and lame as new age (cue Yanni -- ugh!)

Somebody Else's Guy: Sex and the Not-So-Single Man

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Defects, he had a few, and Daniel was perfectly willing to own them. The 34-year-old businessman from Spain revealed one of those "defects" (his word)...

The Gay "Cougar": Why the Men I Date Keep Getting Younger

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I'd rather commit to an enthusiastic twentysomething whose iPod is stocked with bad pop music than a middle-aged man whose romanticism is tempered by a long list of don'ts and who is terrified of losing control.

Speaking With South Africa's Best New Band -- John Wizards

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Now, as the music and story of John Wizards gets passed around the music world, this South African band will take their sound global.

This Could Be You

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Lion's Head, a picture-perfect mountaintop in South Africa, is one of those places that just makes your mouth drop. The rocky playground is perched...

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We scoured the globe to find the most travel-inspiring views, whether you're seeking a relaxing ride in Rio or want to try capturing a different angle of the New York City skyline. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. And don't forget your camera!

My 5 'Mandela Moments': How the Quintessential DreamMaker Helped Me to See the Light

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Michele Hunt

Nelson Mandela's life inspired me to continue to dream big and reinforced my core values of love, peace and the belief that the world can be changed.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: South Africa

Posted 12.15.2013 | Travel

For this week's travel zen, we're taking you to South Africa, in honor of Nelson Mandela. With gorgeous beaches, diverse wildlife, and vibrant cit...