An Oasis in Sandton – Burkleigh House

  Recently Tiny and I were in Johannesburg for a rather long seminar which necessitated us being confined to the monotony of a chain hotel in the heart of Sandton, which as you know are generally somewhat soulless albeit enormously practical and cost effective – at least that is what I had assumed; until by […]

Signal Restaurant at The Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town

  With the backdrop of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, the cool Atlantic sea breeze whistling between the many luxurious yacht moored by the terraces and the call of the odd cheeky seal makes the iconic new lady of Cape Town the most desirable place to hang out – The Cape Grace Hotel! What an […]

Our next road trip about to start!!!

We are really looking forward to our next road trip due to start early next week – can’t wait!!  some very interesting and exciting adventure lined up… Leaving Cape Town and traversing through the Karoo with a few pit stops, sleep overs and culinary experiences along the way toward Gauteng and once there we will be […]

Italy Luxurious Inspired Leadership Retreat

Luxurious Inspired Leadership Retreat, Nov 9-13, Italy. Hosted by Grace Kelly, Led and Instructed by Certified Demartini Facilitator, Tanya Cross with a work shop facilitated by Tiny and Judy. • Are you earning enough only to get by as you pursue your 9-5,when you could be earning so much more doing what you really love? […]

Interview with Erik Wolf, President & CEO of International Culinary Tourism Association

Being fascinated with Culinary Tourism as we are at THS Magazine I did an internet search a couple of years ago to see if anyone else out there was equally interested; as I really believed that this was a vastly underestimated sector of the tourism industry. It was then I fell upon the International Culinary […]

The TAJ Hotel and We Love Real Beer team together for a gastronomically exciting evening 29 July 2011.

Next week if you are in Cape Town – I have just uncovered a MUST DO for you to attend!  Tiny and I will be there, for sure!  A Beer tasting of a range of unique beers from number of micro breweries including Camelthorn Brewing Company, Darling, Jack Black and Napier Breweries to name a […]

Kambro-Kind Guest House Sutherland, Karoo

Driving into Sutherland late at night in rain and freezing cold wind, it was a welcome site to see the signboard KAMBROKIND GUEST HOUSE on our left on the Main Road in Sutherland an old style bed and breakfast graded four stars and after a night spent there – a well earned four stars! This […]

Road Trip kicks off today

Today we leave for our long overdue road trip, for Manic Travellers it has been about 5 weeks not travelling and we’re suffering withdrawal symptoms. First stop – Sutherland in the Karoo, our timing is not too bad, just past New Moon, so with clear skies we should get a fab view of the sky […]

Traveling to Europe from the States

Are you planning a trip to Europe?  Just like any other vacation there will be a list of things to do in order to pull it off without a hitch.  But, unlike any other vacation there are a few more things to tick off your list.  When you travel to Europe there will be some […]

Negotiating the Maze of Car Rentals – regardless of which country you are in

When you fly to your vacation destination you are often faced with the necessity of renting a car.  In some cities, such as New York, a car can be more of a liability than an asset.  But, in the rest of the United States for example renting a car can actually cut the costs of […]