The Downsides of Constant Travel

by HARRY GUINNESS Instagram paints a pretty picture of longterm travel, but it’s not accurate. I’ve spent the last four years traveling pretty much non-stop and, while it’s certainly great and I love doing it, there are serious downsides. It’s not for everyone. Since I finished college back home in Ireland in 2015, I’ve been […]

Route 62

Calitzdorp, Western Cape BY CHRIS MARAIS The sweet port wines and brandies are what lure thousands of visitors to Calitzdorp each holiday season. And then they fall in love with the surrounding red hills, the Georgian-style Karoo architecture, the easy banter of the locals and the fresh mountain mornings on Route 62. The tourist-friendly little […]

Kam’Bati River Resort.

Where? Swellendam What This serene riverside getaway, situated on a quiet farm in the Overberg, is a picture-perfect slice of countryside life. The campsite lies under the shade of towering trees on the beautiful banks of the Breede River, offering intrepid explorers a trip into nature, while the town of Swellendam is only a short […]

Eat Healthier at the Airport with These Tips.

by KARLA TAFRA Every traveler knows that feeling of being stuck at the airport. Your flight’s delayed, you’re irritated, bored, hungry (or worse, hangry), and totally out of your element. Here’s how to eat healthy so you won’t feel even worse. Traveling is stressful, no matter how excited you are about your destination. Even the […]

Cypress Cottage.

Our Story BEGINS IN 1796 . . Cypress Cottage guesthouse is a majestic, unique, small family run bed and breakfast in the centre of Swellendam, South Africa. It has longed enjoyed a storied past in this historically rich town in the countryside. Cypress Cottage is steeped in history and originated in the Dutch East India […]

Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

by HARRY GUINNESS When you’re in a new, unfamiliar place, it’s easy to fall for a scam you’d never even consider at home. Here are some of the most common travel scams—and how to avoid them. Whether it’s your first visit to a city, or you’re in a different country that uses a different currency, […]