Category: General

Meet Travis ... and say goodbye to language barriers

Imagine arriving at an airport and trying to explain to a taxi driver where to go to in a language you don’t speak... Imagine moving to a new country due to necessity but not understanding the language… Imagine going to a doctor in a foreign country but being unable to explain what is bothering you… […]

How to deal with emergencies when travelling

Several years ago I was on a cruise in the Caribbean Seas. While having fun at sea one day we heard about a tragedy that occurred there. A young boy had been ice skating on the onboard skating rink when he tripped and fell. Another skater happened to be passing him at the same time […]

My Airbnb experience + an Airbnb discount code for you!

Airbnb was founded in 2008. Its popularity has been snowballing over the years since then.  However, I had been shying away from using the portal because of a (mis)conception that it entailed sleeping in a room in someone's house while they were there too. As I value my privacy and space, this did not appeal […]

Best SA holiday destinations for every type of tourist

One important thing to consider when planning your trip is your tastes and interests. While you may already know the type of holiday you want, it can be tough picking the ideal destination. Fortunately, South Africa offers an array of great travel experiences in every province. You can Be a Tourist in Your Hometown or […]

My 2017 year in review

Another year has come to an end. I like doing these year-end reviews because it's a brief summary of what I've done for the year. This year I didn't travel as much as I would have liked to - although I did compensate in December. There just didn't seem to be much time or opportunity […]

Travel Problems : When Things Go Wrong While Travelling

I recently joined a group of frequent travelers in an online discussion about our worst travelling experiences. Misadventures and travel problems included wallets getting stolen, pneumonia, severe dehydration, vehicle accidents with broken bones, and chemical poisoning. These are the times when travel insurance is essential. But as you don't know when you're going to end […]

Misconceptions and Myths on Africa Debunked

Africa should be on everyone's top five travel destinations bucket list, or at least their top ten - whether they have caught the travel bug or not. However, foreigners still have their reservations because they have heard some crazy stories about Africa. It is now time to separate the fact from the fiction, and to […]

My 2016 Year in Review

2016 was a really busy year for me, and certainly not all fun and games. In between personal commitments and a bit of travelling, I started doing a lot of freelance writing as well. January was my birthday month so I was spoilt with a stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff. It […]

15 things I hate about hotels

Ok, maybe hate is too strong a word but here are 15 things that really irk me about hotels. Don’t get  me wrong. I love hotels and would probably stay in them all the time if I could but there are certain basics that I wish every hotel would take into account. No Wi-fi or […]

My Reverse Bucket List

It is easy to think about what you still want to achieve but sometimes it's important to look back on the things that you have done and be grateful for the opportunities  you have had. I recently drew up my bucket list and decided to balance it out with my reverse bucket list -a list […]

My Travel Bucket List

There are 196 countries in the world. I’ve been to 40 (2020 update:47). I guess I still have quite a few to tick off my bucket list . (I used to be an auditor in a previous life so don’t blame me for the checklist attitude.) This post is different from my usual posts because […]

The Wanderlust Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Loren from Minkys in the wanderlust tag. Being a travel addict, I couldn’t resist completing it of course. So here goes, 1. Your most treasured passport stamp? That’s a tough one but I’d have to go with my Schengen Visa because it opened up the way for me to […]

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