Keen to go on a solo trip but something is holding you back? Good news, I wrote a book about solo travel to inspire you & answer all your questions.

I am sitting in the same spot I sat almost a year ago. It is one of my happy places, my cousin’s house in Hout Bay. I spent a few weeks here last year in this house that is always full and usually loud – I love it. I would curl up in the corner of her couch and write. I didn’t mind the background noises of 5+ kids, countless cats, and dogs including Lizzie, the bullterrier. In fact, the lack of solitude always seems to inspire rather than annoy me.
On January 26th, 2016 I received an email titled “Die Kunst des Alleinreisens” – The Art of Traveling Solo. An editor of the prestigious Rowohlt Verlag in Germany asked me if I might be interested in writing a book about solo travel for them. My immediate reaction was to send an email back titled “are you fucking kidding me?!”.

The last few months have been a whirlwind. I hate that word but nonetheless, it describes my life adequately right now. When did it start? I don’t even remember but this year has already seen lots of countries, old and new, lots of changes, some bad and most freaking awesome. I have been to Finland, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Scotland, all new territory for me, and have made return visits to my beloved Marrakech and to my old home New York. I have done a lot of soul-searching, have tried to establish a freelance business as a travel blogger, did one project that made my heart beat faster and met one person who also does. Yes, whirlwind is more than adequate.

Looking for stylish gifts for travelers? Either for yourself or the other travelers in your life? Look no further - here is your globetrotting gift guide!

I don’t know about you but I have been eating Christmas treats for a month now, written posts about Christmas markets and generally made peace with the fact that silly season is just around the corner.
Admittedly my usual Christmas wishes include either money for a plane ticket or actually just spending time with family and friends. But this year there are a few things I have been eying and thought I would share with you and any travel-loving friends.

Offseason travel - love it or hate it? I put together a list of the good, the bad and the practical so you can be prepared when heading into rainy season!

Offseason travel - love it or hate it? I put together a list of the good, the bad and the practical so you can be prepared when heading into rainy season!

Offseason travel – this post has been in the making for a long time. In fact, ever since I realized how nice it is to swim in a deserted pool during a rainstorm in Sri Lanka.

Green Dreams & Outdoor Showers.

Without realizing it, I have done a lot of offseason travel this year. This happened for two reasons: tourism boards prefer to invite bloggers when it is not too crowded and when I find a place I want to go to, I want to go now, season be damned.Offseason travel - love it or hate it? I put together a list of the good, the bad and the practical so you can be prepared when heading into rainy season!

About to give up on finding a stylish camera bag? Don't because I just found one! Let me introduce you to Lo & Sons' Claremont, the ultimate camera bag.

The fact that I used to have a category called Stylish Travel is a bit ironic because I think we have established that I was never a stylish traveler. Except for the fact that I usually wear an oversized silk shirt for long distance flights, there is nothing really stylish about my travel habits. And usually, I am quite okay with that.
So I didn’t mind very much when during my very first job as a fashion assistant in New York, the little camera I used came wrapped in a sock.

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