Apr 09

Africa’s Eco Tourism Boom

When choosing a holiday, an increasing number of people are looking beyond the traditional touristic elements of a destination. As awareness of the environment grows across the world, people are looking to partake in environmentally sustainable traveling that not only … Continue reading

Mar 26

Green Travel In The Cruise Industry – Responsible Cruising.

If you care about the environment, then you want to express that in every part of your life. This especially goes for travel. Some people choose particularly low impact vacations, but what if you want to do something more mainstream? … Continue reading

Nov 29

Respect Foreign Cultures When Traveling

It seems to me that when we travel to another country, we should automatically respect the culture of that country. I believe firmly in, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but this does not seem to be the … Continue reading

Aug 15

Watamu Marine National Park – Kenya

We often marvel at the natural beauty around us, but what about the beauty that is not as easily seen? The colors, shapes and sizes in our oceans are just as spectacular. Watamu Marine National Park in Kenya is a … Continue reading

Jul 03

Rhino Horn – Why Is It So Valuable?

It is as if the Rhino has been fighting for its life for centuries. All five remaining species have been hunted, many to near extinction, primarily for its horn. The horn is used for aesthetic or so called ‘medicinal’ properties. Today it is one … Continue reading

Jun 13

Uthando Projects – Projects of love

As South Africa continues to grow and evolve as a new democracy we sometimes forget the incredible need that still exists. I have seen and heard so many stories of ordinary people stepping out of their comfort zones to help the … Continue reading

Apr 20

Volunteering abroad

Giving back, making a difference but seeing the world at the same time is a noble way to travel. We don’t all have the time to spend a month or a few months volunteering in a village or school, but … Continue reading

Mar 23

Empower our children

I was always told that we teach by example. “Practice what you preach,” I was told. I learned through the years that my son was (is) a sponge, and he learns from my actions. So, when I heard about the … Continue reading

Dec 01

Green travel

There is an increasing awareness among travelers about their affect on the environment when they go on vacation. This is an awareness that is now also highly encouraged in the tourism supplier community. A joint effort between the National Departments … Continue reading