Author - Chris

I’m Chris, video creator, writer, photographer, outdoor lover and overlanding & road trip fan. After many years in the digital marketing space, I decided that corporate life wasn’t for me, sold my business and adopted a remote working lifestyle. I haven’t regretted it for a single minute. My day job is a digital creator & marketing specialist, helping forward thinking brands, particularly in the real estate, hospitality & tourism space to get the best from their online presence, especially through video.

Fish River Canyon Sunset

Are You A Travel Junkie?

Good question that! Years ago, when I was living in a squat in the East End of London (we got away with stuff like that back in the 70’s), we had a friend, and while he was reasonably well travelled, his old mum was far from it. That lovely lady had lived her entire life in the London suburb of Bow, and had never left. Not even to visit the West End. I guess you...

Kuredu Beach Maldives

Kuredu Island Maldives

This post might be somewhat short on words, but I hope that the photos will do most of the talking, and that’s because Kuredu Island in the Maldives archipelago is just so darned photogenic. Words are pretty superfluous, don’t you think? And, it’s also because our visit was some time ago, and the finer details escape me. Getting There Most visitors...

Kalahari Road Trip

Kgalagadi Game Reserve

Kgalagadi Road Trip When I think about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, (Kgalagadi means “Land Of The Thirst” in the Khoi language) which is pretty much as far north as South Africa extends, the first thing that springs to mind is a dry, almost lifeless desert. How wrong that assumption is. After a summer of excellent rains, which were far from over...

Best Travel Apps 2018

12 Essential Apps For Travellers

Everybody has their own idea of what counts as an essential app when travelling, I’m not talking about general apps, like Whatsapp, Gmail, online banking, or your favourite weather application here, I’m talking about apps that are dedicated to the traveller. The one exception is probably Google Maps, I use this almost daily, but as a travel companion it’s unbeatable...

Matjiesfontein Station

Matjiesfontein: Ghosts & Boer War Stories

It was cold when we drove down the main street of Matjiesfontein, which seems as though it’s stuck firmly in the late 19th century. It’s not hard to believe that it’s supposedly one of the most haunted towns in South Africa. We pulled up in the parking area in front of the Lord Milner Hotel and pushed open the huge front door, revealing a red staircase...

Clear Waters of Mallorca

Road Tripping Mallorca

Getting to Mallorca is easy, with daily flights from most European cities, we traveled from Baden Baden in Germany, a fairly short flight to the international airport at Palma and then a very long transfer by coach to our hotel. My first bit of advice would be, if you can possibly avoid the coach trip then do, it’s long and boring, stopping at several hotels...


Emirates Business Class Experience

I’ve got to be up-front here, I’m a big fan of Emirates, have been for a good few years now, so I could be a bit biased. Their aircraft are some of the newest I’ve flown on, their crew are awesome, their flights are (mostly) on time and their food and on-board entertainment is excellent. Add in the airport lounges, that are in a class of their own...

Perybere Mauritius

Mauritius North to South

Mauritius is an increasingly popular holiday destination, and it’s not hard to understand why, a short 4 hour or so flight on Air Mauritius from Johannesburg and you’re in a completely different world. We had the good fortune of upgrading to Business Class on the outward leg which was a great start to the holiday. This visit was to celebrate our 20th...


Airbnb: Home Away From Home

Airbnb has changed the way that we travellers, well travel, and it’s never been easier than it is now to live the local lifestyle while on the road. The platform makes it entirely possible for you to stay in a house, apartment or beach cottage that feels like your own, in virtually any city in the world. It’s a fact that Airbnb has reduced the cost of accommodation...

Road Tripping Norway

Norway Overland

It’s been a long standing ambition to visit Norway, so when the opportunity presented itself, no second thought was given and flights were booked. The plan was to spend a couple of days exploring Amsterdam, then flying into Oslo and hiring a car for an overland road trip, taking in Bergen, Ålesund and Trondheim. Time, always a factor, prevented us from going...


Amsterdam Explored

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Europe so it was with some excitement that we departed Cape Town for Amsterdam via Dubai. Flying business class on Emirates does take away some of the pain of flying long distance though, I’m not going to lie to you. A very long layover in Dubai was probably the worst aspect, but the Emirates Lounges in Dubai are...

Trondheim Norway

Eat Drink & Stay in Southern Norway

On a recent road trip through Southern Norway, we travelled from Oslo to Bergen then Northwards through Ålesund, to Trondheim and back to Oslo. The journey took 5 days and quite a number of hotels, Air B&B’s and restaurants were visited. This short piece tries to give an overview of where we stayed, where we ate and what we drank, with my own personal views...

Garden Route Drone View

Garden Route Drone View

I’ve really been getting into drone photography & video, and have been exploring the possibilities that it presents. Of course I’m keenly aware that for many, a drone is looked at with suspicion and as a potential invader of privacy, so I’m always careful not to invade anybody’s personal space. I took my Dji Phantom 3 drone for a flight...

Views Wilderness Apartment

Get Away to Wilderness

This incredible little piece of paradise is one that I absolutely have to share  with my friends. It’s a very secure apartment, located literally 2 minutes away from the awesome Garden Route village of Wilderness, overlooking the Touw River lagoon where it enters the ocean. Located maybe 5 minutes walk from the beach, the apartment is totally luxurious and...

Drone View Garden Route

Wave Action Video

Recently I took my Dji Phantom 3 drone for a flight around the coast near Herold’s Bay, which is set in a small but beautiful bay near George on the South African Garden Route. No particular reason for this one, but I find it very soothing. Enjoy and let me know if you like it.[vc_video link=”;]