Dragonridge – another fine reason to visit the Swartland

Where do you adventure when you live¬†in Cape Town, and have hundreds of cool places to visit an hour or 2 from home? Capetonians are spoiled for choice… so, a tip for locals and visitors…. visiting a winery is a great base to launch a day out. So, how to choose? So many big brands…

Food Theatre at La Colombe – Act 1

When friends on holiday from the UK write to you weeks in advance and suggest that as food tourists, you really should also try the gems at home – what else can you do but start saving and clear your afternoon! La Colombe recently made the TripAdvisor top 10 list – coming in at a…

Finding new, fun, low cost flights into Cape Town

Impossible!!! There is no such thing as “fun” and “low cost” – when describing flights! Being travel junkies – we must make it work! A few months ago, we tried Ethiopian Airlines, via Addis Abbaba to London – all good! This time round… TAAG (The Angolan Airline Group) – Cape Town – Luanda – Lisbon/Porto…

“Tapas Training” in central Cape Town

While planning a 3 week tapas trail in Portugal and Spain, we were determined to be “holiday fit”. Being ready meant not only finding compromise dishes to share and working out portion size – but also relearning how to play at more than one venue in an evening. When friends invited us to join them…

The Last Post… and the Selkirk Grace

The only way to build up your store of travel stories is quite simply to travel! We learned the hard way in Scotland that to try to maintain a blog site while having fun is simply not good use of time – so will try the simpler route of using Instagram and Twitter and leave…

Glencoe Massacre – “Treacherous Bastards!”

We asked a friend from Edinburgh about the best route to take from Skye to Glasgow. ¬†Obviously we had take the high road on the “Bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomand..” – somehow there’s a song around every corner! But his email guidance grew ominous when he added… “You’ll be going through Glencoe, home of…

Swinging south – last day on Skye…

Just as well the sun only sets after 11pm – long days make for plenty of time to have adventures before the next round of kitchen battles. We loved the north so much, and felt that it had been hurried, so we nearly ignored the southern loop! However, Talisker and Corbost was south, so too…

Tasting the “Storm” on Skye

Imagine making it all the way to Scotland on a whisky tasting adventure and not making it to Islay! Yip – story of our holiday. Having fallen amongst thieves in Speyside and on Skye, we simply ran out of time. Islay has half a dozen of the best known and most loved west coast single…

A day on Skye – doing the “northern loop”

So Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped from Culloden and crossed to Skye, disguised as Flora MacDonald’s maid – time to look for any signs of Flora and maybe follow a somewhat tenuous word association – enjoy the spectacular fauna and flora on offer. A map of this tiny island cons you into thinking that you can…

Gym and tonic anyone?

We all know that boutique gins are all the rage, so felt obliged to try a gin pairing at the Woodstock Gin Co this morning. Actually, the tasting was a great birthday gift – and made for a great reason to visit Woodstock. Turns out it is very easy to find – right at the…