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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 MovePretty are 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 Swellendam is 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 Jiménez

Hola!! ¿Cómo estáis" ¡Nueva semana y comenzamos diciembre! Así 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

How to enjoy the perfect weekend in Cape Town.

Cape Town from above with NAC Helicopters What constitutes a perfect weekend in the Mother City you may ask" There are endless options we could give, ...
28-10-2016 18:05

Expresso TV: Outdoor Adventures in South Africa.

Springtime is around the corner and those outdoor adventures are looking increasingly attractive. Expresso invited me back in studio to give us the l...
28-10-2016 18:05

Translating German Christmas Markets. Or ?Weihnachtsmärkte!?

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

Where to Get the Best Views of Cape Town

I?ve always had a bit of an obsession with aerial views. I?m the grown adult who always selects a window seat on a plane and I could spend hours look...
27-10-2016 18:02

Our Favourite Luxury Accommodation in Mauritius

Earlier this year, our blog had the awesome privilege of visiting the grand Indian ocean island of Mauritius. We?ve written about the best time to vis...
21-10-2016 18:02

Cheapflights Explorers do George!

Spending 90% of my childhood holidays camping in South Africa’s George and the Wilderness, I can honestly say that I thought I knew everything there...
17-10-2016 17:51

Zanzibar with a baby

So it?s safe to say that our days of going off-the-grid are on hold. In fact they?ve been replaced with resort holidays- ones where you don?t leave yo...
14-10-2016 17:50

Top Places to Visit in Cambodia

This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Direct Travel UKThe excitement and nervousness can be felt by anyone travelling to a new destin...
14-10-2016 17:50

Types of holidays to consider for 2017

This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Imagine CruisingPlanning a holiday can be difficult. Not only do you need to find a destination...
14-10-2016 17:50

North Pole Romantic Travel

This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Poseidon Expeditions St. Valentine?s day North Pole Romantic Cruise. Introduce your love to th...
13-10-2016 17:50

Beyond The Beatles: 6 hi-lights from the musical city of Liv

When I was growing up I remember my friends would share their dreams of going to Disneyland where they would meet everyone from Goofy to good old Mic...
13-10-2016 17:50

A True Tulbagh Escape at Vindoux Guest Farm.

Being a travel blogger means that travel equates to work and not holidays. In fact I cant remember the last time I went on a real holiday without taki...
10-10-2016 17:50

#702Roadtrip Northern KZN.

This past week, I was invited to join Talk Radio 702 in collaboration with South African Tourism ( Shotleft) to do a road trip of Northern KZN. Better...
18-09-2016 17:47

My Walk with a Maasai Warrior.

Words and photography by Jethro Manuel. Zanzibar is known for its crystal clear skies, azure blue water and thatched huts amongst the native palm tree...
15-09-2016 17:46

Road Tripping Malaysia.

As seen in Travel Ideas Magazine May/June 2016. First Published in Travel Ideas Magazine. A cramped two hour ferry ride later and I?ve already plumme...
13-09-2016 17:47

The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London.

Words and Photography by Guest Writers Kirsten and Ian Rossiter. London! A city of Queens and Princes, afternoon tea and warm beer. It?s not likely y...
12-09-2016 17:48

10 Adventures and Activities in Mauritius

Recently I joined an intimate team of iambassador bloggers from all across the globe and spent a week venturing into every nook and cranny of the Indi...
01-09-2016 17:47

What to do in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Jbay is one of those truly special places for us. It?s a tiny, seaside town where Vaughan lived for one year and where we started dating. I would do r...
30-08-2016 17:48

Help realise your #travelgoals with Absa’s “Clic

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Absa. Life is funny in that the best things for us are generally the things that we want to do least. ...
22-08-2016 17:48

We talk Winter Road Trips on Expresso.

In July, we were asked to come onto the Expresso Morning Show on South Africa’s SABC3 Channel to chat about great winter road trips to embark on in ...
22-08-2016 17:48

Outdoor Cape Town Spots to enjoy with or without kids.

Even in winter, the sun gives us regular appearances and those of us with kids and cabin fever can once again let them loose (and ourselves) to enjoy ...
16-08-2016 17:46

Through the doors and arches of Zanzibar.

As soon as I flew into Zanzibar I fell in love with the magnificent architecture. Our resorts, Stone Town and even the market place was brimming with ...
11-08-2016 17:46

Exploring the Heart of Alexandra, Johannesburg

Words and Photography by Jethro Manuel. It’s one thing being part of a ?cultural? tour in a South African township, however it’s a true honour an...
04-08-2016 17:47

Introducing Clubmed Bintan Island and a Special Offer!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clubmed. The opinions and text are all mine. Bintan Island It?s no secret that Vaughan an...
02-08-2016 17:47

Bitdefender Box Review & Giveaway #ProtectedByBox

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bitdefender. The opinions and text are all mine. // < ![CDATA[ var ts=document.getElemen...
01-08-2016 17:47

Cheapflights Explorers: Cape Town, Atlantic Seaboard.

Cape Town is one of the those cities with undeniable beauty: come rain or shine, the Mother city shows off with splendour displayed on the back of her...
29-07-2016 17:47

Winter: The perfect time to travel to Mauritius.

Winter in Mauritius from Le Canonnier Resort and Spa If you?re anything like me, you?ll know that winter (while full of it?s own little quirks and ch...
27-07-2016 17:47

How travel changes with kids.

Now that we have a baby, there is almost no part of our lives which remains the same, least of all travel. So far we?ve done a few local road trips, ...
21-07-2016 17:47

Stockholm – How to live like a local

This post was supplied by you think of Stockholm, perhaps the first word that springs to mind is ?cold?. It?s true. The city can g...
20-07-2016 17:47

Win One week Of Fresh Fit Gourmet healthy meals.

For one glorious week we had healthy, gourmet meals delivered right to our door. Delicious dishes such as morrocan chicken, bunless burgers, grilled a...
18-07-2016 17:47

Save Space With Crunch Cam and Crunch Gallery

Today we’re introducing an app that promises to get your phone’s storage space back, and allows you to shoot more and share faster! There is not...
15-07-2016 17:47

7 Must-See Spots in Istanbul

Content supplied by our friends over at HolidayMe.comKnown to be the country?s historic, economic and cultural hub, Istanbul is also the largest city ...
13-07-2016 17:47

Cape Town from the Skies: NAC Helicopters

The Mother City Born and bred in the Mother City I had witnessed the beauty of our peninsula from land, admired it while out at sea and marvelled at ...
06-07-2016 17:47

What the Popsocket"!

Most people know that i’m a tech and gadget junkie. When we used to live in Thailand and Malaysia, and when we weren’t island hopping, one of my...
06-07-2016 17:47

Family Road Trips Series: West Coast

Our second road trip this year took us up South Africa?s West Coast. This strip along the wild Atlantic coast has been a favourite of ours for years a...
30-06-2016 17:47

6 Places not to miss out on when visiting Malaysia

As you can imagine, during the two years we lived in Malaysia, we tried our best to travel around the Southeast Asian country and unlock it?s many won...
22-06-2016 17:47

Tips for flying with a baby.

At the age of 6 months, our son was already embarking on his first flight- exciting for us all but daunting for me as I had to tackle the journey alo...
18-06-2016 17:47

The Emirates Experience

Recently I wrote about some exciting activities (plus some other things) to do in Dubai and I also mentioned right in the beginning of that post that ...
16-06-2016 17:47

Why Malaysians love their cuisine so much.

There is one word in Bahasa Malaysia that you will hear frequently and that is ?Makan?. Translated into English this word means ?eat?, ?feed? and/or ?...
03-06-2016 17:46

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s off to #MyMAURITIUS we go!

Source: Flickr CC A few weeks ago we received one of the most EXCITING emails ever to have graced our inbox – Lauren and I were asked to join the i...
02-06-2016 17:46

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