About Austin Hand

Austin learned the power of authentic travel during a year home-stay experience in Brazil. Since then, he’s been passionate about connecting deeply with other cultures and helping fellow travelers do the same. He and his wife have lived in Tunisia for several years. He continues to be surprised by the hidden gems the country has to offer, as well as the hospitality and kindness of the Tunisian people.

Spotlight on Sustainability: The Kenza Hotel in Chenini Tunisia

Chenini is one of a few Berber villages in Tunisia where the residents live in traditional cave-like homes. As a village, it’s stunning to see and fascinating to experience. The Berbers’ tradition of building cave-like homes is a centuries-old method that is an important part of Tunisia’s cultural heritage.

Cultural heritage in villages like Chenini is […]

Tunisia’s Surprising Diversity As A Travel Destination

Tunisia is only the size of England, but it offers a surprising variety as a travel destination. Travelers to Tunisia say what stands out are its fascinating history, the Mediterranean Sea, the captivating Sahara desert, and the authentic culture.

Tunisia Offers Fascinating History

Tunisia has a fascinating history that started with the founding of mighty Carthage nearly 3,000 years ago. Other […]

Exploring the South of Tunisia

If you’re planning your holiday in Tunisia around the resorts of Sousse, Tunis, or Hammamet, you might not realize that just a few hours south lies another world to discover. The Sahara desert transforms the landscape and you’ll find the lifestyle and culture is vastly different from the resort areas. The beauty, adventure, history, and culture […]