A collection of articles that feature all aspects of travel, lifestyle and general scribblings that may be of interest
There are so many observations, funny happenings, moments of observation in life that it is not always possible to pin it down to a specific category or heading. They are those times where you experience and simply would like to share. This is why I have created the Featured articles page. Perhaps it will not always directly concern travel but it will be about something, someone, someplace or some memory. Hopefully it will entertain or be thought provoking.
A selection of Featured Articles
Will the COVID vaccine be the key to open the doors to travel?
Is the COVID vaccine the panacea to all our travel ills? This is a great question. I think we have all started thinking that life and normality are just around the corner. But, as we rub our hands in anticipation for that unfettered international roaming freedom of movement that has been suffocated for 9+ months,
Happy Travels Again?
Happy travels? Truth be told, having a travel website in the midst of a health pandemic such as COVID, is akin to having a lamb on the spit barbecue at a Vegan function.
How COVID-19 will change your travel. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
COVID-19 Brings Both A Poison And Some Cure To The Travel And Hospitality Industry . How is this going to affect your future travel?
Viking River crew wait patiently at home
Meet some of the fantastic Viking Idi crew and find out who they are and what they have been doing during lock-down.
Destroying Confederate Statues is a Big Mistake
Destruction of Confederate statues and memorials of oppression. Is this a violation and vandalism of history? Vengeance? Or a New World Order?
Coronavirus may be a real threat to the death of our humanity
The Coronavirus continues to take the lives of our citizens, however, is it also is eroding our fundamental value systems along the way?
Travel after the Coronavirus. What’s going to be different?
Travel after the coronavirus will be different to what we know. How so? What changes will be made to make our travels safe? How will this all look?
Are you a free spirit?
Free Spirit is a term we use loosely. Do you know what it actually means to be a Free Spirit and are you one? Find out now!
A childhood of ignorance as a white kid in South Africa
What was it like growing up as a white kid in apartheid South Africa? What coma were the whites in to not notice their own racism? The name of Nelson Mandela was unknown to me but it was known to most of the world.
A backpacker rendezvous in Monte Carlo
I always say that you can smell the money the moment you step into this small sovereign city state.
It is the millionaires playground and finding two young backpackers making their way through town was enlightening..
Before Marriage – Try this little adventure
Before the honeymoon – before the idea of going down on one knee or accepting a proposal of marriage…STOP! There is something you need to do first.
When traveling, you have to develop a sense of humor fast. That is one of the first things I learned. I could either spend my time getting angry and frustrated by delays, ignorant people, rude store keepers, bustling crowds, maybe rainy and cold weather. Or I could choose to just laugh things off and move on to enjoying my life.
Honestly, it took me awhile. I am no saint – I can get as irritated as the next person. However, with persistent effort, many moments of deep breathing to find my center, I eventually got the hang of just being chill. No matter what. Believe me, it makes life so much easier. I remember my sister had a little plaque on her dresser when I was growing up. I never got it back then. It seemed like nonsensical gibberish. Now, however, it is elevated in my mind to mantra status.
See the happy moron, he doesn't give a damn.. I wish I were a moron...My god, perhaps I am!
Deciding on what makes a feature article
I would love to sound erudite and tell you that I write feature articles and select according to wisdom, ingenious prose and cutting wit. Truth be told, I simply select my ramblings that resonate with me, be they observations, experiences or childhood memories. Random scribblings would be the best way I could put it.
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