The holiday season is officially over and I’m finding it extremely difficult to get back into the swing of things – let alone write my first blog post of 2017! All I can think about is vacationing…and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Given that many South African’s start thinking and planning there mid year … Continue Reading

Many of you are already on holiday, spending time with friends and family, enjoying the beautiful weather. Good for you. Just one thing: Please don’t forget the sunscreen! While a little sun exposure is essential for the production of Vitamin D, it’s important to understand that UV overexposure is dangerous. Aside from sunburn, too much … Continue Reading

This past weekend, my hubby and I were invited to spend the weekend at The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay. It has been years since we last visited this beautiful part of the country. We caught a direct, 45-minute flight from Cape Town to Plett with Cem Air – a licensed international and domestic airline. The service on … Continue Reading

My family and I love a beach outing, but are often put off by the hordes of people who, like us, flock to Cape Town’s beautiful beaches when the weather allows. After 6 years of living in the city, we have our favourite public beaches: Clifton 4th, Camps Bay and Fish Hoek beach – all … Continue Reading

I was lucky enough to end this year’s press events with a really special trip to Grootbos, one of my absolute favourite places in the world. I’ve blogged about Grootbos before (here), but to recap, Grootbos is a private five star eco nature reserve that’s just a two-hour drive from Cape Town. It boasts an … Continue Reading

Is it possible to fall in love with a country you’ve never actually visited? Oh, yes! Greece has always intrigued me; tiny villages, rocky outcrops, Mediterranean blue water and sunshine. And then there’s the food. Three months ago I got to go on my dream vay-cay. But, there was a catch; I had to “do” … Continue Reading

Holidays should be mandatory. I hadn’t taken leave in ages, so it was with huge relief that I sunk my weary body (and overloaded brain) into a Turkish Airways seat and jetted off to Istanbul this past May. I wasn’t destined for the capital however; I was on my way to meet a girlfriend on … Continue Reading