New Holiday Trends – Swapping Sun, Sea and Sand for ‘Something Special’

Holidays:  An extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling – Oxford Dictionary The holiday season may be drawing to an end in not-so-sunny Europe, but for many, now the holiday season really gets going with the newest and latest holiday trends. Cycling Holidays, Photography Holidays, Volunteer Holidays,…

100 Holiday Ideas for Summer, Autumn and Winter 2013

July has arrived, most schools have closed, many of us are about to go on annual leave, and if you are one of the millions who have yet to plan your 2013 holiday – well, it’s time to get a move on! There are loads of last-minute summer holiday bargains available for those who want…

Earth Day – Are You Going to Make a Difference in the World?

Today, Monday 22nd April 2013, is the 43rd anniversary of EARTH DAY and an estimated one billion people across the globe are taking action against Climate Change. A controversial subject, and one that continues to be debated upon by government officials, environmentalists and scientists, Climate Change may still have its doubters, but one only has…

Climb Kilimanjaro for Charity in 2013

If you dream of scaling Africa’s highest mountain, but need a reason to motivate yourself to do so, why not climb Kilimanjaro for your favourite charity in 2013, and share your amazing experience with those less fortunate. Many well-known charitable organisations offer Kilimanjaro climbs, but they quite often charge a fixed ‘donation’ or set a…

Luxury Travel – Cape Town to Cairo aboard Rovos Rail in 2014

You might think it a little early to start planning your 2014 luxury holiday, but if you want to be one of the special few to join Rovos Rail’s Ultimate African Experience from Cape Town to Cairo, now is the time to reserve your place aboard this exclusive five-star train. A 28-day expedition, which combines…

Destination Review – The Spice Island of Zanzibar

Just as exotic as its name would suggest, the Island of Zanzibar is a wonderful destination for those looking for a tropical beach paradise in the Indian Ocean. Nestling just a short hop from mainland Tanzania, the archipelago of Zanzibar holds prime position along East Africa’s coastline, and with its eclectic mix of nationalities, cultures…

Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Machame Route – Day 2 Machame Gate

When a lifelong dream becomes a reality, I believe that one of the best ways to preserve those precious memories is to put the experience down in words. A diary, a notepad, or in this case, a blog, are great tools for remembering, sharing and reliving those highs and lows that come with an extreme…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – We Did It!

We have dreamed about it for years, we have talked about it for months, and now I am very happy (and quite proud!) to say we have done it, “it” being of course – the conquering of Mount Kilimanjaro!   Tougher, higher and more beautiful than we had ever imagined, Kilimanjaro, and Tanzania in general,…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – Our Full Moon Itinerary

Our Kilimanjaro climb is finally upon us, and in just 3 days time we will be heading on down to Tanzania to begin yet another one of our lifetime adventures! Where the time goes, I really do not know, but the last three months seem to have passed by in a blur of training, working,…

Top 5 Beach Destinations for Winter 2012/2013

Those of us living in the northern hemisphere will officially step into autumn this Saturday, 22nd September, and while I will be sad to say farewell to summer for another year, it does start me thinking about those gorgeous beach destinations around the world that are just starting to come to life! Friends in the…

Training for Kilimanjaro – Hiking and Biking our way to Uhuru Peak

Many of our dear blogging friends have asked us to share our Kilimanjaro training regime, and while we are no sports doctors or fitness experts, we have collected a variety of tips and tricks from fellow ‘Kili’ conquerors, and the going to date is, so far…so good. If you Google “training for Kilimanjaro” you will…