by Brendan Croft
When people ask me to name my favourite place I’ve travelled to, I cannot help but mention Lake Tahoe. For me, this place is the epitome of all things I love about a travel destination. The tranquil and relaxing setting of the lake and surrounding mountain ranges are paired with endless amounts of activities and nightlife, which is a heavenly combination.
The big question I am always asked is whether I prefer the summer or winter in Lake Tahoe. This may sound like an odd thing to ask, but this is one of the very few destinations in the world that will give you a completely opposite experience in both seasons. In the name of research, I have been there to experience both seasons, and here’s what each one has to offer: Continue reading
I was born in South Africa to a father who is one of 14 children. Consequently, I have an enormous family, and it’s little wonder that we barely get to see one another. Every 3 or 4 years we try to get together in one part of the world or another, and this year it’s time for a reunion in South Africa. I’m leaving on Thursday for two weeks, starting with a few days in the Drakensberg for the family fun, then a three day safari (I’m not sure I could be any more excited about this part) and finally a week in Cape Town with more family. I’ll be writing all about it when I get back but for now, here’s some safari inspiration…
Stylish Travel: What to wear on an African safari
Those old khakis you see in films aren’t just some weird retro fashion statement; neutral tones mean you won’t draw attention to yourself in the wild. That doesn’t mean you have to look like David Attenborough though; here’s my perfect safari look for a comfortably chic day of game spotting!
One of the most common questions about cruising is ‘will I gain weight on my cruise?’
I’ve just returned from a week on Celebrity Equinox, a cruise ship that took me from Venice to Dubrovnik, then to Mykonos and finally Istanbul. There’ll be details about my trip live soon but for now, I have cruising on the brain, and have compiled a roundup of the best cruise content you can find on the net.
Stylish Travel Look: a day at sea
A day at sea on a cruise ship is a time to explore all that the ship has to offer as well as concentrating on some serious relaxation. Whether you’re hitting the pool, the spa or the restaurants (or all three) you’ll want to be comfortable, practical and, of course, cute. Here’s the perfect sea day look:
When Frankie of As the Bird Flies nominated me to take part in this little writing blog hop (kinda like a chain letter, but way cooler and less spammy) I jumped at the chance. Why? Well, to begin with I kind of love Frankie. I first met her at a conference in Brighton where she was wearing an incredibly pretty pink vintage polka-dot dress as she spoke about going freelance; a talk that has seriously shaped my future as you’ll read shortly. Also, she writes books. And she’s lovely.
Anyway, the other reason I wanted to take part in this is because I’ve never really talked about my writing on this blog. It’s something I’m focusing on a lot more these days, so it makes sense to talk about it. This is just a little insight into my writing career so far: Continue reading
The rain was pouring down as we left Sonoma.
It was February after all, and even though we were in California the rains still came. The weather seemed fitting, given our feelings about the famous wine region we’d just visited. When researching, we’d heard that Sonoma was the more down to earth version of its famous neighbour, Napa. That sounded like our kind of wine region but when we arrived, we discovered that the snootiness must have rubbed off.
Sonoma is cute, don’t get me wrong. Continue reading
Posted in Destinations, food, North America, travel
Tagged America, breakfast, California, restaurant, review, Sonoma, USA, wine region
No one ever tells you that travel ruins your life.
No, they sing its praises, lauding it as an experience that enhances and enriches one’s life. It’s sold as an adventure; something that everyone should try at least once. I’ve seen a seemingly endless stream of quotes adorning walls, both online and off, inspiring and encouraging wanderlust and extolling the virtues of leaving one’s comfort zone in the pursuit of enlightenment and fulfilment.
I wasn’t warned that doing so would ruin my life. I had to find out the hard way. Continue reading
I read the first Harry Potter book when I was 15. It was the summer before my whole family was to move to the UK from Australia for 2 years.
That summer was hot. Continue reading
I am sorry to just leave a note like this. It probably comes as a surprise. I know you expected me to be with you again tonight, but I just can’t pretend any longer. I have tried, I really have. But I firmly believe that honesty is the best policy, and for that reason I need to tell you the truth.
Camping: I hate you. I’m breaking up with you. Continue reading
by Brendan Croft
As summer is currently in mid-flight for those of us that live in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve been wearing a lot of what’s probably my number one accessory for summer: sunglasses. There is a plethora of different types, styles, and brands available, so it can be somewhat overwhelming to choose a pair of eyewear that suits you. Resting right in the middle of your face, good stylish sunglasses are essential to anyone’s outfit especially on a nice sun-soaked summer’s day. I have selected my top 5 sunglasses for men that each hit the perfect balance of style, class and sophistication, making them essential pieces in every stylish man’s wardrobe.
Schwood – Eugene select