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Wild, Watery and Wonderful

Wild, Watery and Wonderful

The mighty Victoria Falls
The mighty Victoria Falls

It seems unlikely that anything could be thrilling enough to waylay me when I’m walking to Victoria Falls, already armed with a rain coat and a silly grin.

But when the hotel gardener I’m breezing past …

This Summer's Unusual Beach Activities

This Summer's Unusual Beach Activities

Moonlight Paddleboard Yoga, Greece

The Skiathos Princess: Participants can awaken their senses by performing YOGAqua (Yoga on Stand up Paddle Boards) on the glistening, moonlit waters of Skiathos with stars sparkling overhead – a truly idyllic and unforgettable atmosphere. Days with …

Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

Johannesburg, one of the greenest cities in the world

If you ever think about how politics influences your travel, it’s probably because you want to avoid war or terrorism. I never imagined politicians could affect travel by making a currency so …

The Fabled Colonial Key West

The Fabled Colonial Key West

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique …

The Hotel that Rose From the Ashes

The Hotel that Rose From the Ashes

Stunning Hout Bay and The Sentinel, Cape Town

Gnarled chunks of solid silver  mounted in a picture frame are the only evidence that an elegant hotel near Cape Town isn’t the same building it used to be. The silver was once …

Exquisite African Isles

Exquisite African Isles

The Anantara Medjumbe lodge

Skimming over the Indian Ocean towards the gorgeous islands of Mozambique is like entering a kid’s over-imaginative coloring book.
Water in a dozen shades of blue washes over the crisp white sand backed by vivid green …

Fresh Eyes on Curacao

Fresh Eyes on Curacao

Photo credit: SkyDive Curacao- Santa Barbara Resort

The little Dutch Caribbean island most famous for its colorful waterfront and famous blue liqueur has been busy developing an exciting new bounty of offerings.

Curacao has always been a favourite for

Caribbean Eco-Trekking – Easy to Extreme Island Hikes

Caribbean Eco-Trekking – Easy to Extreme Island Hikes

From a vertical challenge to rocky and winding trails, dense and lush vegetation to tranquil river and waterfall oases, exploring the enduring forests of the Caribbean remains an incredible connecting doorway to the interior green worlds of this region. Some …

6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

Fireworks by Terrapun, Courtesy of Shutterstock

Five, four, three, two, one…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cue the traditional song of Auld Lang Syne to usher in the dawning of another New Year. From Times Square in New York to Trafalgar Square in …

Stylish, stunning and chic – and now cheap too

Stylish, stunning and chic – and now cheap too

Stunning Cape Town – now ranked as one of the world’s cheapest cities. Photo: Cape Town Tourism

If you’re looking for a cheap holiday, Cape Town has probably never topped your travel agenda. This gloriously swanky South African city has …

4 Skywalks to Scream About

4 Skywalks to Scream About

CLIFFWALK Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

When you think of somewhere stunning that you want to visit or a unique place you want to see, what comes to mind? How often have you thought about standing on a …

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam: A True Surrealistic Watercolor

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam: A True Surrealistic Watercolor

Descending the steep, narrow plank, inch by inch, hand over hand along the long pole, I thought: “This better be one hell of a cave!” Exploring the other-worldly interior of Hang Trong Cave was to be one of many surreal

Zimbabwe, in Your Wildest Dreams

Zimbabwe, in Your Wildest Dreams

To most Westerners, Africa is a place of witchdoctors, demons and prehistoric creatures, but those who’ve travelled there know it as an ancient continent steeped in primal cultures yet one that’s wild, raw, in your face and utterly exciting. It’s …

Napa or Sonoma? Which One Should You Choose

Napa or Sonoma? Which One Should You Choose

Domaine Carneros Vineyards

While every state in the union now makes wine, you still won’t find any areas as well-known as Napa and Sonoma. They are two of the most recognized wine regions in the U.S. and they also happen …

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