This time last week I was in the middle of my solocation in Mombasa, Kenya – such a lovely time it was! When the work trip was confirmed in October, I immediately thought I wanted to make use of this opportunity and spend a few extra days in the city as a birthday gift to myself (one of many!). I spent 2.5 days in the sun enjoying this fabulous destination on the east coast of Kenya.
I have been away on business travel a lot in the last 2 years, mostly to African cities. These trips allow me to visit places I’ve never been before and thus adding to the total places in the world I’ve explored. At the end of it all though, my main reason for going there is for work purposes so the vibe is totally different than when I am on a personal vacation. I’ve always been the type of person who makes lemonade when given lemons so I always try to make the most of work trips.
An annual family holiday has been a tradition in my family since my mom turned 60. Each year we jet off (more like drive off) to a new location where we spend a long weekend together. We’ve been to the Midlands Meander, KZN South Coast, Hartebeespoort and for this year we decided to go to the Drakensberg.
Spending time on a long haul flight is not one of my favourite things to do so I always try make it as painless as possible by ensuring that the clothes I wear ensure maximum comfort. I cannot think of anything worse than wearing uncomfortable clothing when you are pretty much put in a confined space for over 8 hours… my idea of hell. Disclaimer: I don’t aim to be cute when I’m flying long haul, comfort is key and that’s that on that. *I know that comfort and cuteness are not mutually exclusive, all I’m saying is my main focus when choosing clothing for a long haul flight is comfort. I
I can’t even begin to describe my excitement prior to going to Abidjan last week. I’ve been taking French lessons since January 2019 and apart from in class I haven’t been able to speak French in my everyday life. So going to Abidjan was going to allow me to speak French in every day life and I was over the moon. It was my first time in Ivory Coast so I was quite excited to explore.
Confession: I used to think that people who had small suitcases as hand luggage were doing too much, until I became that person! When travelling overseas I used to carry a back pack filled with all my in-flight essentials but now I carry a suitcase and it’s been the best decision I made. View Post
A visit to Perth was not on our original itinerary for this trip, we initially wanted to go to Sydney and Melbourne. But after we saw really value for money flights on SAA on Black Friday Perth was officially on our itinerary because SAA flies there directly from Johannesburg. I didn’t have much expectations about this city because I didn’t know much about it but I was pleasantly surprised. View Post
Backstory: I was meant to travel to Australia in March 2018 but the visa process was just a mess, I received my visa approval letter 2 days before my proposed travel date and by that time I’d already changed travel plans to go to Thailand instead. Finally, in March 2019 we finally travelled Down Under. View Post
It’s the end of February when I’m writing this post, I’m sitting on my bed in Durban, South African. But, by the time you read it I will (hopefully) be in the land of Down Under, also known as Australia! In the past when I travel overseas I always have 1 or 2 items that are must-buys, the rest I just buy as I go along – this method hasn’t served me well because I always end up over spending (always!). You see it’s hard to control yourself when faced with numerous products that aren’t available in South Africa. So for this trip I decided to try out the wish list method and carefully think about what I want to buy before I even get on that plane, here’s to hoping it works out View Post
It is clearly travel week on my blog this week! I recently spent 10 days in Cape Town for mostly work purposes but you guys know I do try to squeeze in some play time in between all the work I do. Cape Town in the summer time is more gorgeous than always and I always enjoy being in the city during the warmer months. View Post
Over the years my blog has grown to include more travel content as I get more travel opportunities through my work and socially. So when I receive a message from fellow content creator Lumka Jwara about an opportunity to be featured on the SAA digital magazine, Sawubona to share about beauty and skincare while travelling – I immediately followed up on it. View Post
You guys know that I have travelling quite a lot recently – I travelled to 7 countries in 2018. Since beginning my international travel about 11 years ago so much has changed in the travel sector and most of the change is due to technology, these days our phones are able to do so much more than back in 2007. I want to share with you my favourite apps that I use when I’m travelling to other countries which help to make my trip much easier and ensure that I am well prepared. View Post