What do travel bloggers do when in lockdown?

The very nature of a travel blogger  is to travel …well that seems obvious. …..but when travel isn’t allowed what is this travel blogger doing? Following my government’s rules and guidelines to stay safe…….goes without saying. I am thinking positively and planning future travel. I have four overseas trips booked but can see that two […]

Residence William French in Simon’s Town

On the steep slopes of the Froggy Pond area of Simon’s Town there is a little piece of heaven ….. the exquisite upscale Residence William French. The fabulous welcome we received from both William and Janine set the tone…. it was like being invited to a friend’s house where we met with other guests for […]

Aquila Safari – photos

I ended my South African road trip with a two night stop at Aquila Safari, Reserve and Spa. The two night purchase of a room with a large balcony overlooking the reserve included all meals and a safari trip early morning and afternoon. It was a fantastic opportunity to get close to the big five and […]

Boulders Beach photoblog

One of the highlights of our recent South African road trip was a stop off at Boulder’s Beach home of the famous penguin colony. Watching them and taking photos kept us occupied for at least an hour. Here are some of my favourite penguins.

Safari Rant

You know me I like to rant and often rant about other travellers who appear to be inconsiderate. Well this is a specific safari rant……. Whilst on a safari vehicle the family of five behind us did not stop talking the entire three hours, as a consequence we and others could not hear the driver……. […]

Bo Kaap photos

We used the hop on hop off city sightseeing bus to reach Bo Kaap and got off at stop number 6. We wandered round the Bo Kapp area taking photos of the lovely colourful houses, had a coffee at Cape Town Lodge Hotel before jumping back on the bus. The red city sightseeing  hop on […]

Five Reasons to visit Broadgate, London

Broadgate of a weekend is quiet as the city workers are resting which means visitors can navigate the pavements and stop and stare at the amazing buildings where old meets new at almost every corner. Liverpool Street Station might not be quite as big and grand as Waterloo or  St Pancras  but the Victorian style building […]