Monthly Archives: May 2018

Vegan Banana Muffins

Vegan Banana Muffins Banana bread has always been a staple in our diet. It’s easy and delicious and a great way to use up all those bananas that seem to go from green to brown overnight. As a child, I can remember looking forward to my grandparents coming for a visit, knowing that Grandma would bring a loaf of this sweet, moist treat. I used her recipe for years - with a half a cup of butter, two eggs, white flour, and a whole cup of sugar! As the years went by, we became more health conscious and our diet [...]

By |2018-05-29T03:15:31-07:00May 28th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go – What To Wear Over There

Travel Clothing - What To Wear Over There “Bring half the clothes and twice the money.” - Susan Heller There is a vast array of lightweight, quick-dry and versatile travel clothing available everywhere. For example, pants with zip-off legs double as shorts, and Gore-Tex® (and other similar synthetic textiles) are waterproof, breathable and light. Choose articles of clothing that can be worn comfortably both individually or in layers. Some travelers prefer cotton, which is light and comfortable, but can take longer to dry than other materials. Avoid denim – it is [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:27:38-07:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fins Up – Great White Shark Cage Diving In South Africa

Great White Shark Cage Diving - Fins Up In South Africa “You're gonna need a bigger boat.” - Chief Martin Brody (Jaws) Day breaks over a cloudless sky - we couldn’t have asked for better weather. We had seen Southern Right Whales breaching in Hermanus, and hope to see another one of the ocean’s great creatures. We take the shuttle to the skipper’s house in Gaansbai, where breakfast and the boat are waiting. Shortly afterwards, we reach Dyer Island - home to a colony of Cape Fur Seals. These creatures are [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:28:03-07:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Africa|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Babylon By Bus – Slow Travel On Four Wheels

Bus Travel Tips, Tricks and Advice - Slow Travel on Four Wheels “A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.” - Unknown Author When it comes to public transportation, bus travel is the cheapest, most dangerous and least comfortable way to get from one destination to another, and it is the slowest way to travel. Here, we will explore strategies, tips and advice to make bus travel as painless as possible. Local buses are flagged down by extending [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:28:26-07:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |0 Comments

Samba In The Rain – Blame It On Rio

Carnaval In Rio De Janiero - Samba In The Rain “Come on, let's go, let's go to Carnaval. It’s time to sing and dance my love. I want the happiness and joy that's found in Carnaval.” - Carlos Sanatana Nestled among the mountains of a rainforest and flanked by the palm-fringed beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Rio de Janeiro is arguably the most beautiful city in the world. All western cultures celebrate the week before Ash Wednesday and Lent, and Carnaval in Rio is one of the world’s biggest parties. We [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:28:49-07:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: South America|Tags: , , |0 Comments