Africa

Ultimate packing list for your Kilimanjaro adventure

Ultimate packing list for your Kilimanjaro adventure

Have you decided to challenge yourself this year with a Kilimanjaro climb? Congratulations, you’ve made a brilliant decision! It’s arguably one of our biggest ever travel highlights. Not only did we come home with a well-earned sense of achievement and a newfound love of mountain […]

Music for travelling: Songs that remind me of great holidays

Music for travelling: Songs that remind me of great holidays

Do you have a song that transports you back to another world? I have so many of these songs. Some of them remind me of a holiday I took almost a decade ago – my first without parents! Others, I’m able to time travel to […]

The time I got dengue fever…

The time I got dengue fever…

Regular readers of TheTwoScoops will know that it’s a travel blog, and Sarah and I love sharing our favourite destinations and travel tips. But today, I’m going to go a little off-topic and talk about Dengue Fever. I unfortunately contracted dengue fever and there’s been […]

Guide to Stone Town: Step back in time

Guide to Stone Town: Step back in time

Few places epitomise the exotic quite as much as the island of Zanzibar, located off the mainland of Tanzania – and Stone Town is its heart. In our guide to Stone Town, discover how this small city is a melting pot of African, Arab and […]

A tale of two Tanzanias

A tale of two Tanzanias

The Kilimanjaro challenge… “Jambo! Not far now, not far,” my guide proclaimed as he bounced past me with a toothy grin. I had the distinct impression he was lying to me. We had been walking for four hours now in freezing -15°C temperatures, trudging slow […]