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Cruising from Durban to Pomene.

With over 2000 passengers waiting to board the MSC Sinfonia you would think the embarkation at Durban port would be a tedious, ...
18-06-2018 18:01

Adventures in the Wolkberg Wilderness, Limpopo.

Summer depression! Yes, you know what I?m talking about. That feeling you get when you sit down at your desk on the first day back at work after an in...
12-06-2018 18:03

Best Ways to Stay Entertained on Your Road Trip

Embarking on a long road trip can be quite challenging even for the most passionate and adventurous people out there. Frankly speaking, anyone can bec...
02-06-2018 18:04

5 Things to do in Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan and lies in the state of Kelantan bordering Thailand. You will simply love this conservative and pretty l...
26-05-2018 18:03

Best Places to See on the Bruce Highway Drive

Australia has some great long drives between its major cities. Sydney to Melbourne via the Australian Alps, and Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Oc...
22-05-2018 18:07

Australian Road Tripping Inspiration.

Australia is one of those places that beckons to be road tripped. Being longtime lovers of camping, the great outdoors and road tripping; it?s a vast ...
26-04-2018 18:03

Family-Friendly Trails to try in the Garden Route.

This March, we were invited to be a part of the Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival. With trails on each day of the Easter Weekend between Great Brak...
16-04-2018 18:06

10 Reasons why Iceland needs to be on your Bucket List

?The Land of Fire and Ice? as it?s known is fast and furiously becoming one of the hottest travel destinations and with it?s almos...
07-04-2018 18:03

Reasons to Switch to a Minimalist Wallet

The reason most people prefer minimalist front pocket wallets is that they are lightweight, slim, and easily accessible. The age of big, bulky billfo...
07-04-2018 18:03

10 Holiday Destinations in India to Visit with Your Toddlers

India is an exciting destination for travellers of all kinds. It keeps people of all generations and ages thrilled to the core. Children especially lo...
06-04-2018 18:03

Getting ready for the Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival.

This upcoming Easter weekend we are so excited to be partner with Hi-Tec as a family and be a part of the Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival taking ...
16-03-2018 18:02

My Top 5 Bangkok Street Foods

Photo credit: mattmangum Mexico has elotes, Vietnam has banh mi, and the Czech Republic has chimney cakes. But unlike many countries, it?s impossible...
16-03-2018 18:02

Why Montreux Riviera, Switzerland is perfect for Family Trav

Just before heading back to South Africa after a three week European trip, we stayed in the Montreax Riviera part of the Lake Geneva region of Switzer...
14-03-2018 18:00

Why you need to visit Key West, Florida AND why they need yo

At the Southernmost point of Florida you?ll find Key West, a laidback tropical island that will have you feeling as if you?ve stepped straight into th...
13-03-2018 18:01

Great City Breaks for the Solo Traveller

When travelling solo you want to visit a destination that offers up easy solutions to get around with a plethora of things to do close by as well as m...
09-03-2018 17:58

European Cities not to miss

Europe has so many options of fantastic cities all with their own unique offerings. Choosing where to go can be seemingly impossible so here are just ...
09-03-2018 17:58

Memorable Moments: 3 Great Attractions You’ll Enjoy i

Life is all about making beautiful and lasting memories with loved ones. If you need a bit of adventure to spice up your life, pack your bags, and get...
28-02-2018 17:57

Top 5 Reasons why you have to visit Hobart ASAP

Australia has been a home to the most scenic view the world has to offer, and the city of Tasmania has been an underrated gem rich in culture and trad...
23-02-2018 17:54

Laurens six picks from

Travel, fashion accessories and online shopping – it’s a love triangle. recently invited me to create a wishlist of my favourite p...
15-02-2018 18:05

Travel and Twisp: the perfect combination"

It?s no secret that I vape. I prefer vaping or twisping over smoking in every single way. Seriously, smoking is just yuhhhkk. It?s stinky, lingering,...
13-02-2018 18:09

What are the Best Times for Whale Watching in Sydney"

A ride on a cruise is an exciting experience for sure, and it heightens when you get to see a few whales jumping high in the air, tail slapping or mug...
08-02-2018 17:54

Smart shoe rack designs for small homes

Moving to a new smaller space does not imply that one needs to part away from their belongings. There are very small things which form an integral par...
08-02-2018 17:54

Southern Phone?Serving Australia Without Any Bias

Even though phone services and internet have become accessible across the globe, there still exists a very stark difference between the services rende...
08-02-2018 17:54

A Non-Campers Guide to Glamping.

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″] For all those who don?t particularly like camping ( what i...
07-02-2018 17:55

Best Things to Do And See in Dubai

Dubai is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world with limitless number of world-class tourist attractions and things to do. This amaz...
06-02-2018 17:53

Best Family-friendly activities in Dubai

Planning your next family vacation in Dubai" If yes, you must have started to search for the best family friendly activities you can do while in Dubai...
06-02-2018 17:53

Doha, Qatar in 72 hours.

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″]Before this trip, we?d only ever visited Doha?s airport in-...
31-01-2018 17:54

What we love about Simon?s Town.

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″]It?s true- we have a such a soft spot for this seaside town...
30-01-2018 17:54

Glamping in Elgin Valley, South Africa.

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″]Whilst I am a firm lover of camping, not everyone is. There...
24-01-2018 17:52

How to fly with your kids and survive.

As most of you know, this is a topic I?ve covered quite often. And as my son grows up, his needs, tantrums and my survival tips ( a.k.a bribery and di...
18-01-2018 17:52

Top Tips for Surviving Long-Haul Flights with a Toddler.

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16-12-2017 17:52

The Travel Experience of visiting Hermanus during Whale Seas

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13-12-2017 17:52

Top 10 Things to do in Mugello, Tuscany.

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″] I?ve wanted to visit Tuscany for the longest time so when ...
11-12-2017 17:52

A day of Diamond Discovery with Shimansky.

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″] First sighted in India in 2500 BC before being decorativel...
08-12-2017 17:52

Top 10 things to do in Tofo, Mozambique.

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04-12-2017 17:50

Our favourite things to do in Italy.

Trying to pick favourite places and activities in Italy may seem like a daunting task but we have a fabulous list here of things we loved doing along ...
01-12-2017 17:52

What to do in Emilia Romagna with kids.

From learning the ancient arts of pasta making, gelato wielding and balsamic vinegar maturing to diving into the history of Modena and Bologna, the It...
30-11-2017 17:52

What to pack for your next trip to Florida.

You can have a lot of fun in the sun in Florida, but also – sadly – end up in a state in the… state. You could, for instance, rush to a particul...
22-11-2017 17:52

Road Tripping South Africa’s West Coast.

South Africa is truly spectacular in every season, but I won?t lie that summer is ultimately my favourite. It?s the season which calls for beach time,...
20-11-2017 17:52

Top Essential Tips for a Family Road Trip.

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07-11-2017 18:03

Top Places you can’t miss in Vietnam.

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″] Having lived in various parts of Asia spanning a total of ...
01-11-2017 18:03

Win R20 000 with MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and give back #

[cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″] I?m not the world?s biggest ?customer loyalty awards? lo...
30-10-2017 18:03

How to upgrade your car to something that shouts ?adventure?

It?s no secret that Lauren and I love a good road trip. We?ve taken road trips all over South Africa, many countries around the world and even on isla...
26-10-2017 17:52

Travel is about to become a lot more comfortable: Introducin

The promise of more comfortable travel always brings forth a longing look in my eyes. Whether you’re travelling for 2 or twenty hours, there is noth...
19-10-2017 17:51

We are National Geographic Contributors.

If you haven?t already seen from our many posts, we have contributed to the National Geographic?s latest book called ?Ultimate Journeys for Two:Extrao...
17-09-2017 18:05

10 Top Towns and Small Villages to visit in South Africa.

Not that we?re bias or anything, but South Africa is truly one of the world?s most diverse countries. You can go from waterfalls, green forested footh...
15-09-2017 18:04

What to do in Stellenbosch with kids.

Each time I visit Stellies, I?m in awe that this vineyard valley and trendy, student town is just 30-40 minutes drive from Cape Town. Whether it?s win...
13-09-2017 18:07

Walks and Trails I love in Cape Town.

It was long before we realized that we only enjoy great outdoor adventures whilst traveling and as it usually does,Winter in Cape Town really encourag...
12-09-2017 18:03

Finding a True Wilderness in Botswana.

I?m about to board my first solo flight in years. The solo traveller being me. After travelling for years before getting married, then living around t...
29-08-2017 18:03

What #IMINSPIREDBY this Women’s Month 2017.

This Women’s month, August 2017, Hi-Tec SA in collaboration with MovePrettyare asking women- What inspires you"Plus making sure we are kitted out i...
09-08-2017 18:03

A Taste Lover?s Guide to Stellenbosch.

After spending a week in Stellenbosch, I?m pretty sure you can eat, drink and pair various bits of deliciousness together at a different place for eac...
05-08-2017 18:10

Hiking Tales in the Drakensberg.

Shifting my weight ever so slightly onto my left leg, I slowly creep towards the edge of the cliff and peak below into the misty abyss. The abyss is g...
02-08-2017 18:12

Why the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate makes for the Perfect Famil

Whilst Caleb is only 20 months old, he has already been to two game reserves and on over 20 flights. So adventures, even in the bush, are old hat to h...
19-07-2017 18:11

Our Top Winter Stays in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Let it just be known that whilst I am a complete summer lover and beach bum, I can?t ignore the allure of a snuggling up beside a fireplace, listening...
18-07-2017 18:12

Why you should road trip along South Africa?s coast.

Our FreshStop road trip with the Goodness Gang Minis have come to end, but that doesn?t mean that we won?t leave you without any further road tripping...
16-07-2017 18:12

Road Trip South Africa’s Coast from Cape Town to Jbay.

You?d think that by now we would have road tripping down to a fine art as we have driven to so many parts of our beautiful South Africa. But now that ...
11-07-2017 18:12

We Road Trip with the FreshStop Goodness Gang Minis.

Over these school holidays from 4-14 July 2017, we will be road tripping as a family with the FreshStop Goodness Gang Minis, high-quality Fruit & Veg ...
03-07-2017 18:12

A Winter Escape to Schoone Oordt Country House in Swellendam

So by now, you may have gathered that Swellendamis one of our new favourite towns and being only 2 and half hours from Cape Town, makes this charming...
28-06-2017 18:12

What to do in Stellenbosch sans Wine.

Believe it or not, there is so much more to this region than wine. People from around the globe usually flock to Stellenbosch for the glorious vineyar...
16-06-2017 18:12

Johannesburg in 48 hours.

Before heading to the Waterberg region of Limpopo and just passing through Johannesburg, we decided to linger a bit longer for a change and spend the ...
03-06-2017 18:13

Diary of an AfrikaBurn Virgin.

?In this very moment, she pulled out a ring and ever so slowly went down on bended knee in the MIDDLE of the dancefloor?? When returning from AfrikaBu...
31-05-2017 18:13

How we used Avios points to redeem flights with

For all of us travellers, there is some exciting news on the front when it comes to booking flights. The Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East/...
17-05-2017 18:13

We’re hosting our first Creative Workshop.

This Saturday 6 May our digital agency Speckled Egg Digital, together with Travelstart South Africa, we are hosting our first ‘Hone your Craft’ Cr...
05-05-2017 18:12

We’re joining #Stellenblog 2017!

It is with much excitement that we announce our inclusion in #Stellenblog 2017! Together with a few incredible Influencers from South Africa and abroa...
04-05-2017 18:12

10 Things you can?t miss in the Seychelles.

For the longest time, the Seychelles has been one of those tropical paradise islands that we longed to visit. If you know us at all, you know that we ...
13-04-2017 18:10

The Golan Heights: Wine, lunch and a party in a volcanic cra

All the images in this post were taken by, and belong to, the highly talented Matanya Tausig. Volcanic Crater Party We set out from Jerusalem, a city...
05-04-2017 18:11

Top 10 things to do along the Wild Coast.

The Wild Coast situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa is one of the last beacons of unspoilt beaches, rural villages and rustic pleasures. My adve...
04-04-2017 18:12

What we love about the Waterberg, Limpopo.

Until I searched for Malaria-free family safaris, I had no idea that the Waterberg really existed. Quite shameful really as this region in South Afric...
25-03-2017 18:11

Malaria-Free Destinations on Expresso Show: Seychelles.

In the second part of my Malaria-free destination Series on the morning Expresso Show, I chat to Katlego about he fabulous island destination of the S...
13-03-2017 18:11

What you can expect from Edirne and Thrace, Turkey

Selimiye Mosque My second trip to Turkey was mostly focused on Istanbul and the World Tourism Forum once again, but this time I was offered the oppo...
08-03-2017 18:11

Malaria-Free Destinations on Expresso Show: Waterberg.

This week saw my Malaria-free destination series kicking off on the Expresso Show on SABC 3. Chatting to presenter Katlego Maboe about the Waterberg....
02-03-2017 18:10

How to backpack South Africa with the Baz Bus.

What is the Baz Bus" Non ? South Africans can I get a Whoop Whoop""!! You guys rock! The Baz Bus is most well – known amongst foreigners who have co...
01-03-2017 18:11

Why Swellendam should be on your adventure travel list.

At 5pm, the air is still heavy with the day?s 30 degree heat. With wind-swept tears running from my eyes and white-knuckled clutching of my iphone, I ...
24-02-2017 18:10

Returning to Istanbul

My last visit to Istanbul, though only a year ago, felt like a different era. The decision to go wasn?t even a decision. It was an opportunity. And s...
13-02-2017 18:28

How Best to Enjoy Port Alfred.

Found along the Sunshine Coast, in what could easily be referred to as South Africa?s ?Adventure Province?, the Eastern Cape, Port Alfred offers not o...
31-01-2017 18:43

Head To North Wales For A Couples Adventure

Landscape of Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK....
29-01-2017 18:43
29-01-2017 18:43

Romantic things to do in South Wales

Image Credit: Tom Hall With Valentine?s Day just around the corner, no doubt young couples in love are on the search for something new, quirky and ro...
29-01-2017 18:43

Wonderful Wakatobi

Wakotobi is a remote group of four islands off the southeastern most tip of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko Islands m...
25-01-2017 18:43

Bali, the way we love you.

Shutterstock Some countries, cities and islands are wonderful to visit, pop into and stay for a short while, but not every place tugs at your wanderlu...
20-01-2017 18:42

10 Things We Love about London.

Words and Photography by Kirsten and Ian Rossiter. London is a melting pot of ancient history and modern attractions, from Westminster Abbey and the ...
12-01-2017 18:32

Hugs and Hanoi Moms: My time in Vietnam

Summing up an entire experience into one, frequently asked for, ?favourite? used to seem like an impossible task. That was until I spent time travell...
11-01-2017 18:31

Top things to do in Durban during summer.

Famed for its golden, sun-kissed coastline, warm, subtropical climate, diverse cultures and urban lifestyle, the city of Durban is the pride and joy a...
10-01-2017 18:32

Joining a Melasti Ceremony in Bali.

First published in Jetstar Magazine 2016. It?s another searing-hot day on the island of Bali and I?m making my way down to the ocean. Red and yellow...
01-01-2017 18:31

Things I loved about Israel. Part 1

Jerusalem in all it’s glory I was invited to Israel by Vibe Israel, an organisation that strives to show the world Israel as it truly is. Because, ...
29-12-2016 18:31

Expresso Show: Romantic Couple Destination of Istanbul.

We kick off our Romantic Couple Destination Series on the Expresso Morning Show ( SABC 3) in Istanbul. Watch the episode here and let us know what you...
28-12-2016 18:31

The Doll Makers of Swellendam.

?There are two things you need to know about me,? said Warren Bradley, ?I like to ride motorbikes, so you need to give me the space to do that and if ...
27-12-2016 18:32

Expresso Show: Romantic Couple Destination of Zanzibar.

Looking for ideas on what to do in Zanzibar as a couple" Watch our insert on the Expresso Morning Show below as we chat about the Spice Island in our ...
21-12-2016 18:32

Best Picnic Spots in South Africa.

First published in Sawubona Magazine 2017. With South Africa?s plethora of parks, beaches, vineyards, mountains and gardens, you have your pick of nat...
16-12-2016 18:40

Expresso Show: Romantic Couple Destination-Northern KZN.

Recently we were invited back onto the Expresso Morning Show on SABC 3 to chat about Romantic Destinations for couples. In this episode we chat about ...
14-12-2016 18:31

Make your way across the USA

The USA is an incredibly large country and since the first people to arrive on it?s soil, humans have been obsessed with crossing it. Back when trans...
14-12-2016 18:31

Top 10 South African Campsites.

First published in Sawubona Magazine September 2017. There’s really no better place to unwind, commune with nature and bond with family than in a te...
13-12-2016 18:31

My Top Things to do in Sabie, South Africa.

Words and photography by Jethro Manuel. A picturesque town amidst rolling forests on the Sabie River banks in Mpumalanga, South Africa, Sabie is an ou...
06-12-2016 18:02

One day in Stellenbosch.

The perfect balance of small town tranquillity with that big city energy; Stellenbosch is the perfect little town to explore for the day. At the foot...
01-12-2016 18:36

Farmacia Jimnez

Hola!! Cmo estis" Nueva semana y comenzamos diciembre! As que hay que cogerla con muchas fuerzas que dentro de nada llegan las navidades :) Hoy...
28-11-2016 18:51

What I love about Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal.

As a Capetonian I always feel like I fairly South Africa really well, until I visit an entirely new region. Then I?m left feeling like I still have so...
22-11-2016 18:01

Mauritian Reflections

Overlooking the island from my quad bike. As I?ve said time and time again over this Mauritius series – going to Mauritius was a dream come true fo...
20-11-2016 18:02

Southern Africa’s Most Popular Overland Route and Why

Overlanding through Africa can be tough, but it is also the most authentic and fun way to experience the continent, its diverse people and the stunnin...
11-11-2016 18:02

How Can Currency Markets Affect Your Next Summer Holiday&quo

While choosing a holiday destination is often based on where you?d particularly like to go, there?s also something to be said for basing at least par...
10-11-2016 18:03

Translating German Christmas Markets. Or ?Weihnachtsmrkte!?

Last December Marliese and I went on my virgin Weihnachtsmarkt pilgrimage to Deutschland. Being married to a frau (woman) with German heritage has fin...
28-10-2016 18:05

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