Family Road Trip in Namibia: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

Following on from my post Windhoek to Sossusvlei, our Namibian adventure continued.  We left the Namibrand with wistful hearts, our next destination seaside town Swakopmund.   The red dunes of Sossusvlei receded in our rearview mirror and we drove on through the empty landscape towards Solitaire.  It may be marked on all the maps, but Solitaire … Continue reading Family Road Trip in Namibia: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund

Family Road Trip in Namibia from Windhoek to Sossusvlei

I have still barely touched upon our magical trip to Namibia last December.  No, not Nambia, Namibia - ahem.  Sorting through our photographs recently, the vivid colours and surreal empty landscapes prompted me to finally get writing.  A visit to Namibia is highly recommended should you ever have the opportunity. Windhoek First stop Windhoek.  We … Continue reading Family Road Trip in Namibia from Windhoek to Sossusvlei

Planning a trip to Victoria Falls?  Here’s what you need to Know

Victoria Falls is a gigantic earth rending waterfall, It's neither the highest, nor the widest in the world, but it's one of the most impressive (we were extremely impressed, EXTREMELY impressed).  Vic Falls also makes CNN's list of 7 Natural Wonders of the world.  If you have the opportunity, you should absolutely go. In my … Continue reading Planning a trip to Victoria Falls?  Here’s what you need to Know

Visit Epic Namibia – Go. See. Do. Be.

Epic is the only word to describe the vast, untouched and immensely photogenic Namibian landscape.   The open space and the scale of the diverse scenery is mind boggling . Would I want to live somewhere so remote? Not on your Nellie. Would I visit again? In a heartbeat. There is more, so much more to write … Continue reading Visit Epic Namibia – Go. See. Do. Be.

Knocked up Abroad Again: An Announcement

Not Actually Knocked Up Abroad No, it's not that sort of announcement. I'm not expecting, but once upon a moonshine I was and hopefully you will soon be able read about the slightly less conventional road to parenthood that we traveled in Lagos, Nigeria in an actual book. It's A Book Baby Following on from Lisa Ferland's anthology … Continue reading Knocked up Abroad Again: An Announcement

48 Hours around Cape Town – Day 2

Yesterday I covered what you could do (and what we did do) around Cape Town in a single day.  Today, I'm following up with an itinerary for Day 2. Day 2 - Itinerary AM:                 Chapmans Peak Scenic Drive and Visit Penguins at Boulder’s Beach Lunch:     … Continue reading 48 Hours around Cape Town – Day 2

Travelling to or from South Africa with children?

In June 2015 South Africa introduced new regulations for travelling into and out of the country with children. The law applies to both South Africans and foreign nationals. The premise behind it is to counter child trafficking and abduction. Most people are in favour of preventing such awfulness, so the theory is commendable.  However, as with … Continue reading Travelling to or from South Africa with children?

10 Tips for Air Travel with Toddlers

More specifically, top 10 travel tips for air travel with toddlers and babies from an Expat mum who has dealt with: multiple rapid nappy changes, explosive sneezes, a tiny Marshmellow Man child with an allergic reaction been peed on at 30,000 ft. If you'd like to read more about these delightful (I can laugh about … Continue reading 10 Tips for Air Travel with Toddlers