Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai

I guess, at some stage, most of us expect to tick Egypt off our bucket list of “travel destinations” worth a visit. The ancient land of pyramids and temples, Nile cruises and Arab markets most certainly tossed up a number of surprises. The warm & engaging people with their great sense of humour, the wide…

Franschhoek Charms & Delights

Franschhoek Charms & Delights

I had not visited Franschhoek for many years and now with limited time, a husband and teenager in tow, making the right decisions of where to eat and what do were vital. Having said that, both husband and teenager don’t like too much pre-planning. But this is Franschhoek – they simply don’t understand. Challenge one:…

Up, Up & Away!

Up, Up & Away!

“You do know this aircraft has no brakes” were the last words my abled pilot & owner of The Great African Time Machine Flying Company, informed me as we were about the cross the first of four busy runways at Port Alfred Airfield. “A bit late now “, I replied. Captain Cliff Reynolds went on…

Rhino Art Project

How often have you donated money to a charitable cause and wondered just where your hard earned cash actually ended up? I know for a fact that some of my charitable deeds have ended up paying for an organiser’s luxury holiday rather than fighting the cause for which I had intended it to support. So…

Solo Safaris

Solo Safaris

The article on solo sojourners which appeared in Sunday’s New York Times fell across my desk yesterday and got me thinking about how suitable the Pulse Africa destinations were for single travellers. The gist of the article is that more travellers are going solo and interestingly, they are not who we may expect them to…

Mauritius

Mauritius

In selecting a holiday destination, we are confronted with the dilemma of returning to an old favourite or venturing somewhere new. I recently returned to one of my “old favourites”, the tropical island of Mauritius. The difference was that I was travelling with a group of friends who had travelled from around the world to…