How to be a (Toiletries) Minimalist Packer?

While there are many tips and tricks to assist travellers pack light, I have not read many which cater to minimising toiletries. Many blogs suggest using those supplied by the hotel or other accommodation types.  But what if you are allergic to those products, or don’t realise it until you actually use them. However, you can still pack only the essential, natural products you need. Continue reading “How to be a (Toiletries) Minimalist Packer?”

The Gift of Happiness

Each year it’s reported that we spend billions of dollars on Christmas, most people using credit cards to fund those purchases. However, in a couple of days’ time those purchases more than often end up in the cupboard never to be used again. A tangible item may seem like a quick, last minute gift at Christmas time; but how long will happiness and satisfaction last? Continue reading “The Gift of Happiness”

Why do people compromise their safety?

The wheels of my London-Dubai flight had just touched its wheels on the tarmac when I heard seatbelts unlock. I watched as people started to get up out of their seats. Even more frightening was they opened the overhead  compartments, and began to pull out their heavy bags. Did I mention the plane was still on the runway while all this went on. It appears the human race are in so much of a hurry they will ignore safety. Continue reading “Why do people compromise their safety?”

Why Responsible Tourism is Crucial TODAY

It’s official, the world’s water supply is running out. At least that is the grim reality for the people of Cape Town in South Africa.  In 2017, South Africa experienced its worse drought since 1904 . Water levels in the dams dropped to a significantly dangerous level. So dangerous in fact that if consumption continues at its current rate, Cape Town will run out of water before May 2018.  Continue reading “Why Responsible Tourism is Crucial TODAY”