• Lifestyle,  Travel

    How the Tourism Industry can Support Travel Content Creators

    As a travel content creators, you don’t know how anxious I get every time I hear the words, “My fellow South Africans…”. They often carry a lot of hopelessness, especially given that some of us only have tourism or the art of content creation as a source of income. The country has sadly gone back to level 4 lockdown restrictions to the pandemic and this has significantly affected SA tourism in a lot of ways considering that the industry contributes a lot to the country’s economy.  I asked a few creatives in the industry to share their thoughts on how it is that the tourism industry can support content creators…

  • Accommodation,  Lifestyle

    The Halyard Luxury Apartments

    This is by far the most satisfying stay EVER! I am not a self-catering staycation type of person and I have been on a few to know this – I am simply lazy! When Mira emailed me about this incredible experience to stay at The Halyard, I was initially hesitant because I thought about all the cooking I would have to do and it was such a busy weekend for me content-wise. Listen, I ate my words because, my goodness, this luxury apartment/hotel space is for the gods! This luxury 20-apartment building is located at the top of the KPMG building, one of the tallest buildings in the heart of…

  • Food

    Winter Warmer with Gia’s Kitchen

    I know you are reading this hoping this is not one of those boring posts about food and how to stay healthy blah-blah-blah. No! This post is going to make you miss home and your favourite family member’s cooking if you’ve flown from the nest to live in another province or country. Gia’s Kitchen recently sent me a voucher to try some of their fresh made frozen foods to taste and I promised you that if I was happy with them, I would tell you guys to give them a try too. If you are reading this, just know that the tasting was a success and I absolutely love their…

  • Accommodation,  Travel

    My First Solocation: Paternoster

    If you are reading this, then it means you have gathered the strength to finally take the leap of faith and booked your first vacation alone. I know, it’s daunting, but if you’ve already done your research then that’s about 50% of the work – what you need now is this exciting blog post where I will hook you up with easy tips on how to save money while exploring destinations alone. I’ve longed for an intimate, solitary trip where I can just relax and refocus my own future endeavours as a content creator who might be living abroad soon – *shh… that’s a secret best kept for another day*…

  • Travel

    2021: The Year of Bold and Wild Changes

    This might be long overdue but, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I would like to welcome all my followers, both old and new, to my blog and give compliments of the new season to all my lovely readers on this platform. We did it, Joe! So… 2021 – the year we come to terms with the fact that things will never be the same again. Life will be even harder but if 2020 was anything to go by, we all proved to be readily adaptable when the tough got going. We have found ourselves working and living under circumstance that required us to think outside the box when it came to surviving…

  • Travel

    Roaming Rotterdam Boutique Hotel

    Spring has brought nothing but rain and snow over the last few months, however, with that comes the opportunity to travel inland to experience entirely different landscapes and meet new people. Which is exactly what we did after taking the opportunity to travel out to a charming boutique hotel in the outskirts of Swellendam known as Rotterdam Boutique Hotel. Rotterdam Boutique Hotel forms part of a collection of private accommodations under tourism outfit Oena Escapes, a company that manages and markets luxury accommodation experiences in the Western Cape. Rotterdam dates back to 1794 and boasts with a rich history and heritage like no other. Famous for being the home of…

  • Travel

    My Ultimate Travel Bucket List

    Hey guys, I have not posted anything in a while because miss CoronaV has been doing the most and doing me and everyone dirty. South Africa has gone under and this has put a mental pressure on me where I am feeling a bit uninspired to do anything, LITERALLY! You guys know that my posts get reviewed by an editor before it goes live but I thought for the duration of the South African lock down, I am going to freestyle all my posts so they are personal and more engaging. I have been thinking about what my life will be like after this pandemic and I do not see…

  • Food and Drinks,  Travel

    Harvest Tour at Silvermist Organic Wine Estate

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Nestled on the mountainous slopes of Constantia is the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate which is surrounded by exquisite scenic views of the Constantia Wine Route and Chapman’s Peak Drive. This family wine estate is only a fifteen minutes’ drive from the Cape Town city center and promises nothing but dreamy views. Upon arrival we were greeted by Gregory Louw, the farm owner and wine maker who had an enthusiasm and energy that had us all excited to start the day, showing us the ins and outs of harvesting wine grapes. During a quick cup of coffee, we were told more about the farm as well…

  • Travel,  Africa

    This is why I’m proudly South African

    You can travel the whole world but, I promise you, no place on Earth will match the beauty that is South Africa. Just like several other African countries, our country has been through a lot, but when it comes to keeping things fresh, hilarious and slightly spicy, South Africa is the best place to extend your vacation from two weeks to… FOREVER. In the midst of the all the unfortunate events such as femicide, weak currency, a failing economy, unemployment and, more recently, COVID-19, I wanted to share with you guys why I love being South African. There is so much that makes me proud that I don’t even think…

  • Travel

    Best Sites to Book Local Experiences

    Planning a trip can be a demanding task especially when you want to save money for immersive experiences. For all my trips, I always make sure to create a list of the things I want to do, places I would like to visit, museums, galleries, restaurants etc. Naturally, Google is always there to help with most of it but I’ve managed to crack the code by using some of the best online platforms to book experiences, especially in South Africa, by analysing reviews from other tourists and snagging awesome price cuts or package deals. With the influx of people turning themselves into tourists in their own countries, there has been…