15 Signs you were born to travel

What is Wanderlust? Wanderlust is a strong desire to wander or travel and explore the world. Being born with the wanderlust gene is the reason you have a persistent yearning to leave in search of something new. Below are some signs that you might, in fact, have the travel gene running through your veins. #1 You love…

5 Reasons why Expats are moving back to South Africa

Immigration is not for the faint of heart. You have to really want to make it work and be willing to go to extreme lengths to do so or else you will become one of the statistics of South Africans returning to their home country. According to those statistics, almost half a million expats have…

8 Ways to make flying with kids less stressful

Ever heard this phrase? “Travel now, because once you have kids, you won’t be able to.” Let’s face it, flying with children can be a pain in the ass! It’s not an easy task to travel with toddlers and babies. Of course, you won’t be able to travel the way you did before kids, but that…

Non-political reasons why South Africans should emigrate

(Almost) Every South African is currently re-evaluating their situation and reconsidering their decision to stay in South Africa. And who can blame us? There are so many things happening right now like our newly acquired #junkstatus and the dismissal of our Finance Minister, that it leaves my head spinning just thinking about it. That said, those…

Top reasons for South Africans to emigrate now.

If I can use one word to describe how I (and most) South Africans feel about South Africa right now, it would be FRUSTRATED!  With what’s been going on in South Africa recently, the big question everybody is asking is: Do we stay and fight or do we pack up and leave? There is no…

Things to do in Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish know how to live a good life!  I recently came across the word: Hygge (pronounced hue-guh), on Pinterest.  Hygge means the acknowledgment of a moment spent alone or with family or friends in a cozy and warm atmosphere.  Naturally, I needed to buy at least 5 ebooks on the subject, as you do, to find…

Places to visit in Italy: Naples (Napoli)

I have always had “thing” for Italy and everyone who knows me knows that my favorite food is Pizza. Not the kind with 4 different types of meat and all the toppings you can think of, the kind they sell in Italy, the real deal… margarita with fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella, drizzled with olive…

Where to go in Alaska: Anchorage

When I say I want to visit Alaska, the reaction I mostly get is something along the lines of “Are you f@%king crazy? Why would you want to go there? It’s a cold, dark place with nothing but snow.” And I realize that this is the perception most people have of Alaska but I am here…

What to do in Berlin, Germany

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and known for sites like the Berlin wall and the Holocaust Memorial.  Berlin has been nicknamed the Grey City which sounds very depressing, to be honest.  So why would I want to visit Berlin you might ask?  Well, there is so much more to this city than it’s awful,…

Chiang Mai, Thailand

It’s freaking Friday!!!  I have had a very hectic busy week.  I recently joined Flight Centre as a travel consultant and I am in my one month training period which by the way is amazing but also intense! *Update: I no longer work for Flight Centre.  I am now a freelance copywriter / Travel &…

Fun things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

I was born in Johannesburg and only got around to visit Cape Town at the ripe age of 30. The moment I stepped foot off that plane, I fell in love!  I knew I needed more of Cape Town, so much so, that I moved here 8 months later. In my opinion, Cape Town is…

Missing London? Follow these 10 Instagram Accounts.

I love Instagram!  Honestly, I spend a questionable amount of time on Instagram daily –  daydreaming about destinations I want to visit. Since visiting London in October of 2015, I have followed a lot of London themed accounts to curb my hunger for London.  Believe me, I need a daily dose! For Feature Friday I’ve decided to share my top…