Sean Connolly

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Sean Connolly first got a taste of independent travel in 2004, and has been finding ways to live, study, work, or simply backpack internationally ever since. When he’s not discussing verb tenses, African politics, or the merits of camel meat, you may find him hitching a lift atop a truckload of plantains, sampling questionable local delicacies, or seeking out a country’s funkiest records—a distinct pleasure in the music-mad climes of Africa and South America, where he’s been working with Bradt since 2011. Raised in Chicago and educated in New York, Sean is a full-time culture fiend (read: anthropology graduate), has updated or contributed to the Bradt guides to Somaliland, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Ghana, and is the author of the first Bradt guide to Senegal. He stays on the move whenever possible, though lately you’ll most often find him in Berlin. Sean is also on Instagram. View his profile here.

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On the road in Ghana

Sean Connolly, author of our Senegal guidebook, has just returned from a research trip to Ghana (for the new 7th edition out later this year) and he took over our Instagram feed to show off some of his photos. 


Interview with Sean Connolly

Read an interview with Sean Connolly author of our brand new Senegal guidebook.


Cow tails and left shoes

There’s no such thing as a plain vehicle on the streets of Senegal.