• Girl standing in vineyard at Tokara in Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Cape Winelands Travel Guide

    Our itinerary for the Cape Winelands was pretty packed with vineyards considering we had a 16mth old with us. Surprisingly, I think she enjoyed this part of the trip as much as us though! Many people choose to visit the Cape Winelands as a day trip from Cape Town. We stayed for two nights though and would have happily extended it. It’s a beautiful part of the country with plenty to see and do. If you’re deciding how many nights to do make it at least one.

  • Africa

    Our Toddler Friendly South Africa Road Trip Itinerary

    How can you experience the best of South Africa with a toddler in tow? If you follow my ultimate itinerary in a little under three-weeks you’ll see the best the country has to offer. Although I’ve written this based on our experience of visiting South Africa with a toddler this 17 night itinerary could be enjoyed by anyone.

  • Africa,  Hotels

    The Residence: A ylang-ylang scented gem on the west coast of Mauritius

    Source of Luxury Rating: 8/10 A colonial 5 star hotel influenced by the island’s sugar plantation history. Prepare to be surprised by the buffet dining options and spoilt by the butler service. Make the most of complimentary water sports on the mile-long stretch of sandy beach. Overview Owned by the Cenizaro Group, The Residence is located on the west coast of Mauritius in Belle Mare. I’ll be honest, we didn’t spend a lot of time researching hotels in Mauritius before we booked. We asked ourselves a few questions…will it be too hot for Aurelia?…can we go for long walks on the beach?…does it have a la carte dining?….does the airline…

  • Africa,  Middle East

    Our Itinerary for the Seychelles and Dubai

    After the constant changing hotels in New Zealand and lack of sun I’m really looking forward to staying still. The Seychelles has some of the most photographed beaches in the world and for good reason. I’ll admit that it’s not been at the top my list to go somewhere so quiet but now it’s nearly here I can’t wait to switch off. To prepare us for the UK we will be stopping over in Dubai for three nights on the way back. More on that to come. The Seychelles Part 1 The Seychelles is a short flight from Dubai. Once we land we’ll be escorted straight to a speed boat…