Author: Daréll Lourens

Dee works as a documentary filmmaker, writer and photographer specializing in travel, conflict resolution, human rights and strategic intergovernmental communication. Her travel blog and travel agency - awarded Gold and ‘Best Blog in Africa’ by the World Travel Market at the African Responsible Tourism Awards in June 2015 - shares a collection of hand-picked travel and lifestyle ideas inspired by the very best in authentic and Eco-responsible tourism. Follow her on Twitter @the_goodholiday, Instagram @thegoodholiday or at

The Best of Boston (Minus the Beans)

Boston is a city with historical pride and beautiful sights. This thriving hub hosts the most famous marathon in the country, thrilling outdoor entertainment, and, the best baked beans known the world over. This article won’t be about a single Boston-based bean, baked or otherwise. We will not be discussing...

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Beyond Everest: A Himalayan road trip

Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery exterior. Photo by Dee of

This is a list of sights, activities and information on doing a Himalayan road trip in Nepal. When Mike first invited me to go and visit Nepal on his behalf for this travel blog, I knew almost nothing of the country tucked between China and India. My only reference was...

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Road tripping to magical Venda in South Africa

Domba Dance

If you’re needing to get entirely off the radar for a few days, then this Venda road trip is worth considering. Likewise, if you’re visiting South Africa and wish to travel off the beaten path and explore the not-so-commercial-side of the Rainbow Nation, you might find this helpful as well. ...

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Planning a road-trip to Vilankulo: the gateway to Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago

Traditional Dhow Safari Vilankulo

I’m incredibly passionate about the Bazaruto Archipelago and love referring to it as The Blue Heart Of Eastern Africa. Having traveled far and wide across Mozambique, and being fortunate enough to have flown the length of this magnificent country’s coastline, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is just something...

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