Jessie Beck, 7:00 pm
Adrift in the Indian Ocean, mountainous little Reunion island (La Réunion in French) has a vastly different personality from the rest of Africa’s islands. Unlike neighboring Mauritius and Seychelles, which are best known for their white, sandy beaches and tropical palm trees, Reunion island is rough, rugged and full of adventurous ways to explore every corner of it. From hikes on an active volcano to scuba diving in coral reefs, travelers have no shortage of reasons to fall head over heels in love with it. To get you started on your wanderlust, here are some of our favorite things to do in Reunion island.
Jessie Beck, 6:30 pm
AFKTravel’s #InLoveWithAfrica series comprises “love letters” to various African destinations, written by travel writers who are passionate about the continent. In this installment, Jessie Beck tells of her adventures in Madagascar. “Traveling into a scene that truly felt unfamiliar, I began to fall in love with how dramatically the landscape, people, and nature in Madagascar could change if you just sat on the bus for enough hours. It looks deceptively small on a map next to the enormous continent of Africa, but within its borders, I’d soon discover an infinite amount of adventures.”