Travel to South America and the Zika Virus: Should You Be Concerned?

As the furore surrounding the Ebola Virus begins to die down, tourism is slowly but surely returning to Africa, and travellers are becoming more confident about visiting exotic destinations such as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Malawi. However, things are not looking quite so good in South America, where the new virus Zika, spread by…

A Taste of Africa

You only have to browse through the pages of our Blog to see that we are huge fans of Southern Africa, and while we have been lucky enough to visit some of the most luxurious game reserves, stunning boutique hotels and cosmopolitan cities, we have also taken the road less travelled, and witnessed the true…

Staying Healthy Abroad and Avoiding the Top 5 Travel Bugs

It is no secret that we are travelling further and to more ‘exotic’ destinations than we were some 20 years ago, but what I was surprised to learn from a newspaper article the other day, is that six out of ten travellers fall sick during their holiday! Spanish tummy, sunstroke and mosquito bites are about…

A-Z of Travel – A is for Africa…

Well, I may have missed the A-Z blogging Challenge of April 2013, but a new month brings new ideas, I as we have 26 days left in May (one for each letter of the alphabet), I thought I would challenge myself to write an A-Z on Travel! When I first started blogging back in January…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – A Dream Comes True

While I have always been relatively active and sporty, my fitness levels cannot compare to those of my Austrian born, mountain goat of a husband, who can scale a 2,500-metre mountain without breaking a sweat! Yet I have always had a dream, a ‘bucket list’ contender if you like, and that is to climb the…