Namibia: The Perfect Introduction to Africa

  Two people, two weeks, 3,000km, eight lodges and one incredible country: Namibia. This African destination has flown under the radar for many in comparison to its neighbours South Africa and Botswana. The last year however has seen it plant itself firmly on the map as a must-visit, and in a heart-beat it was easy…

A Photo Essay: Luck & Leopards

I’ve a new love in my life. He’s a bit spotty, but I can live with that. Leopards are, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful of big cats. Sleek, handsome, powerful, they have a sense of majesty and presence that no other seems to have. Spotting a leopard can be quite tricky however, or so…

An Ode To Travel

I’ve danced salsa in Havana, ridden a tuk tuk in Thailand, tracked leopards in South Africa, snowmobiled across the Arctic, felt the spray of Niagara Falls, explored the temples of Cambodia, climbed the Great Wall of China, gambled in Vegas, drunk vodka in Poland, eaten croissants in Paris and fallen in love with each place…

5 reasons to fall in love with Havana

Havana in Cuba holds a special place in my heart. It’s a city with a soul, an upbeat, sunny disposition that captivates you from the moment you arrive and almost never let’s go. I travelled in September 2014 on my first visit this part of the world and I was instantly captivated. There are many…

A jaunt to Coney Island, USA

Now, according to my boyfriend, Coney Island in New York is famous for its role in the movie ‘The Warriors’. Me? It’s the setting of the childhood home of Sandra Bullock’s character in the classic film ‘Two Weeks Notice.’ For whatever reason you’ve heard of the location, we found ourselves turning to each other during…

Visiting a Dark Tourism site: the reality

Have you heard of the term ‘dark tourism’, the concept of visiting places historically associated with death and tragedy? From the concentration camps of WW2, to the memorial pools and museum of 9/11, millions of visitors arrive at each per year. Debate often arises as to whether this is socially agreeable and if by visiting these…

Bright lights, Neon City: visiting the Neon Museum, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, or ‘Sin City’, has long been famed for its neon lights, creating a glowing bright spot in the middle of the desert. As you amble down the strip, gazing in awe at the ‘theme-park’ for adults surrounding you, the lights are unavoidable in a brash yet endearing manner. Before arriving one of the…

10 reasons to love Lisbon

While growing up, the stories and photos of friends who had spent their summer in Spain or Portugal have long inspired me to visit when I had the opportunity. When I finally visited Lisbon in Portugal with some friends last year, I was thrilled it lived up to and exceeded my expectations. Here are just 10 reasons…

Heading to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town

I am sure I’m not alone when I say Cape Town in South Africa is one of the most beautiful and instantly recognisable cities in the world, nestled closely against its backdrop of towering mountains. The most famous of these is the world renowned Table Mountain, so named for its strikingly flat surface when viewed…

2015: a defining year in travel

It’s that time again when we find ourselves rapidly approaching the last few hours of the year and wondering when on earth we blinked and missed it? It is only when I think back to the epic adventures I have enjoyed around the world I realise just how busy a year  2015 has been! This…

The undisputed King of the Bush

Commanding much of the territory at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in South Africa is this incredible male leopard, Maxabeni. We were incredibly privileged to be able to watch him on a number of occasions during our stay on safari. These were moments that will stay with me forever.

The Beginners’ Guide to the Temples of Angkor

For most people, their first glimpse of the famed temples of Angkor, Cambodia was most likely on the big screen thanks to Hollywood blockbuster ‘Lara Croft’. More than just a great film backdrop however, this incredible place remains to this day is one of my travel highlights. Set just 6km outside Siem Reap, Angkor, meaning…