What is a Dassie?

The first time I came across a dassie it took me by surprise.  I had seen signs reminding visitors not to approach the wildlife on Table Mountain but I wasn’t prepared for seeing a giant guinea pig as I rounded a corner on one of the trails! I didn’t know what it was so asked the […]

When will international travel resume?

I’m thinking and I’m no expert ………..that each country will tentatively open borders to some countries late summer and gradually increase flights and destinations. Travel is too big a global industry to leave dormant for too long. However many people will decide not to travel or at least wait until there is a vaccine, some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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……. […]

Don’t miss Mount Dora in Florida

We were staying in Clermont Florida and needed a break from theme parks, research suggested Mount Dora would be a fantastic place to explore. I was not disappointed. About a forty five minute drive via toll roads and we found ourselves parking easily in the centre of town despite it being a Saturday. We spent a couple […]

Two more travel rants!

You know me I like to travel rant……… here are two things that have recently annoyed me……. Selfish iPad man –  whilst watching the changing of the guard in Athens , someone at the front held his iPad up to film the entire ceremony which meant about eight people behind him found it difficult to see. Breaking the rules -In The […]