Island Hopping in the Philippines

This article originally appeared on Traveller24 here. We woke to a rather excited storm, with buckets of rain pummeling the shaky awning under which our six tents were scattered. Eight people from various countries, along with the three staff, were the only inhabitants in the cove of the isolated island. A simple breakfast was served;…

Kagga Kamma: A Bucket-list African Experience

As my golf slowly wound her way through the folded ridges of the Cederberg, we very quickly forgot all else that proceeded the trip.  We had travelled from Franschhoek, an equally mountainous terrain, but these rock formations were unlike anything else. In places, slivers of finger-like rock reached up in defiance to the blazing heat,…

How to Fill a (guy’s) Christmas Stocking

I’ve heard enough times, how hard it is to shop for guys, so I decided to put together a list of a couple goodies, and experiences that I’ve fallen in love with around Cape Town and beyond. Hopefully some of these may be helpful if you get stuck! Protection 50 sport spf50 From the masters…

Of Bushman and Buchu

* Originally appearing here on Traveller24 Beauty Beginnings This is a beauty treatment that goes way back – almost 10 000 years to be exact. As part of marriage preparation, women from South Africa’s Khoi San would lather the bride to be in a mixture made from the herb Buchu, and Eland fat. Centuries before…

How I Became A Travel Writer

A fireman. That’s right folks. Although I have no recollection of this, according to my mother that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. A few years later, I enjoy making a fire on a winter’s evening, but I definitely do not want a vocation in putting them out! What I do remember,…

Time to Sneak into Summer

Summer is slowly sneaking in, which means it’s time to make sure I have the right pair of sneakers. I was massively impressed with Superbalist’s 632 offerings, including of course, all the legendary Nike Sneakers and Adidas Originals Sneakers.  Jared’s Top 5 1. Adidas NMD_R2 Primeknit Nike brought out their Roshe range in 2012 which were an…

South African Heritage Road Trip

Anyone who knows me, will hopefully testify to how much I love South Africa – and more importantly sharing her with others. This was part of the reason for me developing and growing my social media presence, but also why I got my certification as a tour guide. As part of my training, we learned…

Men’s Lifesyle Series 4: Meet the Stylist

Welcome to the final in my four-part Men’s Lifestyle series, where each week I’ll be introducing you to an individual that I believe every gent should have in their life at some point. Each will offer unique advice and tips in their area of expertise. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Meet the…

5 New Sensory Experiences in Cape Town

Whether you’re a proud local or excited visitor to Cape Town, the Mother City constantly has something new and wonderful to offer you. Here are five new experiences guaranteed to satisfy your senses! Some were new to me, and I’m sure some will be new for you! 1. Touch – Lindt Chocolate Class More than…

Men’s Lifestyle Series 3: Meet the Personal Trainer

Welcome to my four-part Men’s Lifestyle series, where each week I’ll be introducing you to an individual that I believe every gent should have in their life. Each will offer unique advice and tips in their area of expertise. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Meet the Personal Trainer While I may be…

Men’s Lifestyle Series 2: Meet the Skin Coach

Welcome to my four-part Men’s Lifestyle series, where each week I’ll be introducing you to an individual that I believe every gent should have in their life. Each will offer unique advice and tips in their area of expertise. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Meet the Skin Coach Since leaving school and…