South Africa’s sporting calendar

By |January 1st, 2013|

Wherever you live on the planet, the idea of travelling to South Africa can appear to be frighteningly expensive. Add accommodation to the mix and the bill for the whole trip may well bankrupt you for the rest of the year.

An increasingly popular method of overcoming this problem is to check out some of the […]

Volunteer accommodation – What to expect

By |October 10th, 2012|

Volunteer accommodation can range between all sorts of property types and standards. I suppose where you end up resting your head each night can depend on a number of factors, such as the country you’re volunteering in, the area of that country, the budget of the organisation you’re working for and even your own budget (there may […]

A travel blogger interview with one trailing spouse (@emilyemcgee)

By |August 13th, 2012|

I’ve seen a number of posts over the last 12 months on travelling as a couple, for the majority they’re good articles offering advice on how to make your travels work for both parties involved.  Sadly some of those posts written based on personal experiences detail failed attempts at romance on the road, but every […]

easyJet Holiday Inspiration – Who? What? Where? When?

By |April 2nd, 2012|

Fresh from failing to seal the deal on a 2 night trip to Barcelona with easyJet (i’m not bitter honest), the orange airline have launched a great blogging competition called the Holidays Inspiration Initiative (#inspiretravel).  The compeition aims to find out about the inspiration behind individual bloggers travelling history and what makes them tick when they venture out into the big wide world.  […]

Bungee Jumping or Sky diving

By |December 9th, 2011|

Bungee Jumping or Sky diving, which is it to be?  Both maybe?

So we save and we save and we save to go travelling, the 9-5, the unsociable hours, the graveyard shifts, whatever it takes.  We save our money and we get out, away from the crap and out into the world.  The saved cash serves […]

A view from the top of Table Mountain

By |July 19th, 2011|

In 2005 when I landed in Cape Town, despite having strained ankle ligaments I decided that Table Mountain would be a good idea. It wasnt the longest climb i’ve ever taken on, but it was seriously hard work!  Here’s the view from the top …

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… and some from below …

SOUTH AFRICA – The Garden Route

By |July 11th, 2011|

Once my volunteer project was over and people started heading home i decided I didn’t want to. Instead I changed my flight and booked myself on the Baz Bus to Jefferys Bay along with 4 others.

Jefferys bay
The surfing mecca that is! We went 3 nights in Jefferys bay, plundering the outlet shops and playing stupid […]

South Africa – Volunteer football coaching

By |July 1st, 2011|

21 and having never left my parents home for any length of time, I knew something wasn’t right.  The buzz of turning 18 and being able to go out drinking all weekend had flittered away, the girlfriend who I had stayed at home for had left me, and my uni experience hadn’t been all that […]

Volunteering – is it worth the money?

By |June 1st, 2011|

Volunteering can be quite expensive, it looks great on your CV and promises to get you as close to living in a local community as possible, but prices can sometimes reach into the thousand’s, add to that  the costs of your flights,  travel equipment and insurance and it can all seem very pricey.  But is […]