In March, I spent a month in Cape Town working with Getaway Magazine. While I was there, I wrote a piece for SUITCASE Magazine about Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa. You can read it here: With its stunning mountain backdrop, beachside location, inventive cafés, incredible restaurants, boutique shops and markets galore, you could very well visit Cape Town and never leave the city. But tear yourself away from the thrill of South Africa’s chicest skyline for a couple of nights and a charming and equally satisfying retreat awaits  in the form ofBabylonstoren. One of the oldest… View Post

So it’s been a gazillion years since I’ve posted on the blog, sorry about that. I’ve been busy hugging Barley (my big gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives in the UK with my also delightful parents). Now I’m back, I’ve just organised a screening of Cowspiracy, which is about the destructive animal agriculture industry and is amazing and you should watch it. Also, we went away for the weekend to the below crash pad, which clearly is a must have inclusion for the Harri Travels ‘Crash Pad’ blog section. The owners will no doubt be thrilled about this rapid rise to fame. It’s… View Post

I have been doing a lot of research recently into the way we as humans use animals. This was partly spurred on by the Cowspiracy documentary, which makes a compelling case explaining some of the statistics behind the meat and dairy industry’s impact on the environment. I wanted to find out more about some of the practises and choices we make around eating and using animals, so that I could make educated decisions about how I engage with these industries. The reality of animal testing One aspect of this research has lead to me to learn a lot more about… View Post

The name alone has a mystical, alluring feel to it. Zanzibar. You’d want to go there based on semantics alone, even if you didn’t know it was an idyllic island with beaches as white as the inside of a coconut. The irony here is that I’ve actually been to Zanzibar twice. Once over new year and once over Easter. When I pitched this piece to SUITCASE Magazine, I didn’t realise I’d get to be going to my ‘once in a lifetime’ destination again only a few months later, but hey, it’s not like I’m complaining. Aside from the gloriousness of… View Post

“Camping in Kenya offers adventurous travellers the chance to escape the crowds and see some of the country’s most beautiful sites from the rugged comfort of their own tent.” In March I spent a couple of weeks working for Getaway Magazine in Cape Town, South Africa’s leading travel magazine. The team there were very keen to get some useful content on Kenya up on their website so I started working on a big piece about camping in Kenya. From tree canopies to mountain tops and giant expansive plains, camping in Kenya is about as wild as it gets. In the… View Post

It’s been a busy start to 2016 as I’ve been flitting around Kenya and down to South Africa for work. Happily, my travels have taken me to the Masai Mara twice this year already – Kenya’s premier safari park full of luxurious lodges and teeming with wild beasts – with another trip taking place tomorrow (Mum and Dad back in tow!). While I was there last, I wrote a piece for SUITCASE Magazine about Angama Mara, a new safari lodge set up high above the dusky plains on the Rift Valley escarpment. It’s a pretty mesmerising place with panoramic views,… View Post