Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

The Perfect Place To Stay in South Africa’s Madikwe Park – Thakadu River Camp

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Africa, Continents, Perfect Places To Stay, South Africa, Women of the world, Worldwide Vacation

safari really is the holiday of a lifetime, so that means staying in just the right spot – and having the perfect safari guide – makes that trip into the bush even more memorable.

I stayed at Thakadu River Camp, one of the area’s most exclusive lodges…

Postcards From Sunny Bognor Regis

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Continents, England, Photo Journeys, UK Staycation

Bognor Regis Pier

Bognor Regis Pier

Bognor Regis. The name may conjur up images of faded seaside grandeur and have connotations of titter-worthyness, sticks of rock, Butlins holiday camps and end-of-the-pier shows, but let’s face it this place is up there in Britain’s collective consciousness, so if you’ve got a spare sunny day off here in Blighty the surprisingly photogenic seaside town is well worth a visit, as you can see from these images…

A Dassie a Day

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Africa, South Africa

The Dassie at Tsitsikamma National Park

Despite South Africa being full of world class wildlife and impressive Big 5 game, there’s one little animal that really wins your heart against the odds: the dassie. They look like a guinea pig, their name means little badger, and improbably, they are the closest living relative of the elephant,  but these funny, furry little creatures pop up all over the place – and they certainly aren’t shy!

The Perfect Place to Stay in San Ramon, Costa Rica – Casa Amanecer

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Americas, Costa Rica, Perfect Places To Stay, Worldwide Vacation

Casa Amanecer Balcony

Casa Amanecer Balcony

When deciding where to stay before flying out of San Jose airport following a trip through Nicaragua and Costa Rica, I considered taking in Costa Rica’s capital city, and like many travellers, I decided that with just an overnight visit I couldn’t do it justice.

Instead I plumped for a relaxing night in the small colonial town of San Ramon, Alajuela,  for a more leisurely final night in Central America.

This made for the perfect last stop in Costa Rica; comfort and sustainability are the watchwords at Casa Amanecer and it more than delivers on both counts.

Why the Day Trip is Travel’s Answer to the Power Nap

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Europe, France, Opinion, UK Staycation, Worldwide Vacation

Day tripping is easy by boat

Day tripping is easy by boat

The humble day trip, whether at home or abroad, has untold powers to invigorate and inspire us: it offers us all the joys and refreshment of a new place compacted down into a short time frame, and without any of the stresses and hassles of organising a full blown holiday. In short, the day trip is the travel equivalent of a power nap.