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Bruce 'The Manic Mechanic' Henderson 
under the hood of teh Nissan 4x4 ahead of the Bamako Road Challenge. Photo by Nick Redmayne.

The Timbuk Two’s Bamako Road Challenge

“We were simply going to write, blog, record, photograph and video the journey in order to at least cover costs… Now we’re raising funds for the British Heart Foundation, two journalists’ welfare charities, and by virtue of donating our vehicle, directly supporting a primary health care clinic in Mali,” says Nick Redmayne, one of the men who have jokingly dubbed themselves ‘The Timbuk Two’.

by × December 13, 2018 × 0 comments

Places

A man riding a horse in Swaziland. Photo by Petra Shepherd

5 exciting adventure activities to try in Eswatini

For a challenging hike, try climbing Sibebe Rock. Located along the Pine Valley Road about 10 km from Mbabane, Eswatini’s capital city, Sibebe Rock is second only to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in Australia as the largest freestanding rock in the world. It is estimated to be about three billion years old.

by × April 3, 2018 × 1 comment

Travel

Lentilles church by Tim Locke.

Watery delights in Champagne

Think of Champagne and you’ll think of the obvious. Le Champagne is the wonderful sparkling stuff of celebration. But then there’s La Champagne: the ‘La’ means we’re talking of the region a couple of hours or so east of Paris where, of course champagne is exclusively produced, but there’s a […]

by × May 9, 2017 × 5 comments

Places

Buddha statues in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

10 reasons to plan a vacation in Sri Lanka

Mountain biking is becoming popular in the Knuckles Mountain Range, which is known for the striking scenery of its dwarf cloud forest. Hiking also offers a way of seeing the region’s landscapes, which include 27 peaks with an altitude of between 1,000 and 2,000 metres.

by × July 27, 2016 × 0 comments

Places

Cafe Hoppe, a bar at Spui in central Amsterdam.

Hidden Holland: 5 spots you should explore in the Netherlands

There’s more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam. The Dutch capital is, without doubt, a fantastic place for a weekend away but there’s much more to the country. We’ve enlisted the help of travel writer Stuart Forster and come up with five suggestions for places you should visit to get a […]

by × July 20, 2016 × 5 comments

Experiences, Travel

Sunset seen from Teide National Park on Tenerife.

5 top adventure activities to try on Tenerife

Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, has long been a popular holiday destination. Thinking of heading there? It offers a range of exciting activities, on land, in the Atlantic Ocean and up in the air. Don’t need to waste your time lounging around the pool or spending afternoons snoozing […]

by × July 6, 2016 × 0 comments

Online

Colourful wooden seats by the Atlantic shore at Pictou in Nova Scotia, Canada. The chairs are blue, red and yellow.

10 impressive Instagram accounts that will inspire you to travel

Enjoy travel photography? Here’s a look at ten impressive Instagram accounts that will inspire you to travel. Instagram, the photo sharing app, now has more than 500 million active users. The free-to-download app has images from right around the world on almost every topic imaginable. Here are 10 accounts showing primarily […]

by × July 2, 2016 × 2 comments

Experiences, Places

The crater of Poas Volcano in Parque Nacional Volcan Poas (Poas Volcano National Park) in Costa Rica.

6 absolutely fabulous reasons to visit Central America

Central America has much to offer travellers yet is all too often overlooked by people planning their vacations. In recent years the popularity of Costa Rica has grown markedly, especially among visitors from Canada and the United States. By contrast, relatively few people head to El Salvador at present. With […]

by × June 29, 2016 × 1 comment

Experiences, Places, Travel

15 reasons to visit Inle Lake, Myanmar

15 reasons to visit Inle Lake, Myanmar

Inle Lake is developing into one of Myanmar’s most popular tourist destinations. Enjoy boat tours? Love landscape photography? Appreciate people watching? Appreciate visiting destinations offering great insights into a country’s heritage? If you do, you’re likely to be rewarded by a visit to Inle Lake. Here are 15 reasons to […]

by × May 7, 2016 × 1 comment

Travel

Always wear a helmet.

Confusing & funny signs from our travels

Signs. We see them constantly on our travels. Sometimes their meaning doesn’t register with us because they’re written in a foreign language. At other times their meaning doesn’t register with us because what’s written makes little or no sense in English. The consequences can be funny, laden with irony or downright […]

by × April 24, 2016 × 1 comment
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