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Luke In Kenya Part 5: Elephants, Elephants, Elephants: Kenya!
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Luke In Kenya Part 5: Elephants, Elephants, Elephants: Kenya!

The big elephant in the room is that there is no elephant at all. I’ve been in East Africa for two months and in none of my writings have I so much as broached the subject. Matt Stabile claims he’s not mad about this lapse, just disappointed. He has good […]

Horsing Around The Masai Mara
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Horsing Around The Masai Mara

“It’s like the Garden of Eden,” our guide says, looking over the vista of Kenya’s famed Masai Mara National Reserve, “just beautiful . . .” We draw up our reigns to marvel in silent reverence at the vast landscape, dotted with every wild animal we could have hoped to see. […]

Luke In Kenya Part 4: A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya
A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya

Luke In Kenya Part 4: A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya

Luke in Kenya: Part 4 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. We wake up early on the first day of construction to a brief breakfast of fry bread and coffee just […]

Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa
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Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa

Luke in Kenya: Part 3 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. He’s always going, but never arrives. They call him “The Traveler.” He’s a familiar face along the sunny streets of […]

Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]
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Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]

Luke in Kenya: Part 2 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. Nairobi’s Kibera slum is Africa’s second largest. Most families subsist on less than $1 a day. Though present (and often […]

Luke In Kenya Part 1: Flying Into A New Year/World
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Luke In Kenya Part 1: Flying Into A New Year/World

Luke in Kenya: Part 1 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. Two days before my departure, my adopted Kenyan brother wrote (succinctly I may add), “Hey Luke, I just realized that you […]

Toi-ling For Trinkets In Kibera
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Toi-ling For Trinkets In Kibera

Could you imagine buying a Chanel sweater for ¨less than the cost of a movie ticket¨? Or, maybe Crocs of electric purple (not that I would suggest it)? Well, if you happen to be in Nairobi, Kenya, than the Toi market has something for you. The Toi market is located […]

Kenya’s Flamingo Park Recognized
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Kenya’s Flamingo Park Recognized

Pink is the new black. That’s what the trend setters are saying, right? Honestly, fashion sense said goodbye to me long ago, so I’ll stick to sharing news coming out of Kenya’s Nakuru National Park. That way no one will be mixing argyle with horizontal stripes (unless that’s cool now). […]

Will Obamamania Bring Back Tourism To Kenya?
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Will Obamamania Bring Back Tourism To Kenya?

Obamamania (it felt like just yesterday that I was reveling in Cartermania) may or may not be fueling a resurgence of travel to Kenya. Long a favorite for travelers to Africa, the violence following the 2007 elections all but ground Kenya’s tourism industry into the ground, so it’s no surprise […]