Why you should take a trip with only your partner.

No other vehicles on the road. Just us, blue skies, some cattle and miles and miles of gravel, lined with acacia trees. It had only just begun and I felt myself already wishing that it wouldn’t end. We were in the middle of a deep conversation (one of those rare ones that weren’t annihilated mid-sentence…

Morocco for first-timers. What you need to know before you go.

Camels, tagines and argan oil as abundant as the sub-Saharan sunshine; Morocco is best described as a glorious assault on the senses. Not being terribly fond of landing myself in less than favorable conditions abroad, I’m one of those control freaks who rarely leaves anything to chance when we travel. In this post I answer…

We got grounded! (Part 1)

Here’s the scenario; You’re standing at the check-in counter at SAA with half your house in the luggage trolley. The orange NikNak smears on your t-shirt are forgotten (only by you because you’re now used to smelling like confined feet). You’ve picked up the dummy for the 6th time now (it landed on the teat…

10 things to retain your sanity on a road trip.

Boredom is a strange thing. It causes rare illnesses and creates untimely requirements for the bathroom. It may also initiate a WWF tournament in your back seat. But don’t despair! There is a very simple way to never hear the dreaded “I’m bored” ever again. Be it on the plane or the road, here are…

Ghost Mountain Inn review

Nope.. No hauntings here, I can assure you. (Although I don’t mind a little ghost-busting, the rest of my family wouldn’t be too keen.) As we approached the fountain at the entrance of Ghost Mountain Inn, we felt like we’d stumbled upon Northern KZN’s best kept secret. The South African bush has a certain allure…