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I visited MACHANGULO BEACH LODGE,  an hour’s speedboat from Mozambique’s capital city Maputo.  With summer holidays around the corner in the southern hemisphere and my personal holiday planning in full swing, I thought I need to share this place with you. I remember exactly how I felt when I got up on the last morning to […]

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Dawn Jorgensen from The Incidental Tourist shares her experience of walking124 km from Gansbaai to Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town with no training and a foot injury for Penguins. A special thanks to Dax Villanueva for the pictures. I never read the small print. If I had, I would have known two things prior to joining the Penguin Promises […]

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Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey  Imagine spending days, not hours, but days without any contact with the outside world. Imagine not being at the top of the food chain, but several rungs down. Imagine sitting around the campfire keeping guard over your sleeping friends and family in […]

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Daréll Lourens visits The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site in New York City. It is a space alive with remembrance and renewal, respectively commemorating the six civilians killed in the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, and 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, and 55 military personnel, who died on 11th September 2001. The visit takes […]

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Marzahn Botha visited  Zanzibar and learned that the only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. Never forget the power of perspective, it may chance the way you view the world. The beaches of Matemwe on the […]

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So, this January, for the first time in many years, it wasn’t southern Africa for winter break. Instead, we headed for one of the world’s iconic bucket list destinations: Australia. We were smitten from the very moment we had made the decision and still are now after we returned home to the grey and grisly […]

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Cabbage, caring and conservation…  When people care about something, by nature, they will look after it. They don’t need reasons and facts, they don’t need ‘most endangered’ lists or statistics on how threatened something is, they need to have a relationship with that ‘thing’, it needs to be a part of their lives in a […]

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Making your way from the N2 through rural Transkei to the coast is a bit of a mission, as the state of the roads is still rather poor. After dodging potholes and large muddy puddles for 2.5 hours, and just when I thought I was never going to get there, the landscape transformed from green […]

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Jan-2015

As I walk through the dry Mopani tribal grazing lands of the Mahumani Traditional Authority, towards the last salt water harvesting site of it’s kind in the country, I know I will be forever thankful to Steve Collins from the Africa Safari Lodge Foundation who introduced me to the wonders of Baleni. It is the […]

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Better Places – A Rail Journey to the Nordic Capitals It must have been one balmy afternoon on the terrace at the Victoria Falls hotel that I discovered and immediately fell for the delights of high tea and especially crumbly-soft scones with clotted cream, strawberry preserve and lemon curd. Ever since that day I go […]

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Los Angeles has long been a popular tourist destination and most people are familiar with spots such as Disneyland, Rodeo Drive and Hollywood Blvd. But L.A. is a vast city with many interesting off the beaten path spots that even longtime residents don’t know about. My obsession is urban hiking. The cliche is that everyone […]

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  In the above picture I am taking a moment from a trail run with my brother to enjoy the view on Meginticook Mountain, Maine USA. The birds haven’t even woken yet, save for a determined Drongo and an ambitious sparrow. Its dark and the cocoon I dwell in under the duvet envelopes me in the […]

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