• Dancing in the Rain – New York

    The sky was black and the sound of thunder rumbled from the darkening skies behind me. The American anthem had just finished playing, echoing out from the baseball stadium across the way and was followed by an eruption of cheer from the crowd as the whistle blew to indicate the start of the game. The clouds were rolling fast overhead, almost as though a painter was mindlessly brushing dark grey strokes across what was left of the blue sky. In a matter of minutes, Manhattan Island, which stood opposite me across the water was completely shrouded in thick low clouds and in no time at all the heavens opened and…

  • Lets Just Go Somewhere

    As some of you may know, my definition of the word ‘travel’ does not involve jumping into a plane & flying halfway across the world to a climate, culture & landscape completely opposite to your one at home. It does not mean spending copious amounts of money on tickets, accommodation & travel expenses, but rather the word ‘travel’ means to leave the place that you are currently in & exploring new or old places that may be an hour away, a day away or yes, a 12 hour plane journey away. It’s about going somewhere, anywhere.

  • The Dark Side of Paradise

    I’ve been going to the Kruger National Park with my family since I was a little girl and as I’ve grown older, I have continued to try and go as often as possible. The peace and tranquility when surrounded by nature in the African bush is a feeling beyond what I could ever describe in person or in writing, the early mornings waking up to the chatter of the birds as the glow of the golden sun gently kisses the tops of the trees. The ringing heat of the midday sun and driving around in silence with your eyes peeled looking out of the window in the hopes of finding…