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PARING ELUSIVE FOREST ELEPHANTS AND MYSTICAL PHANTOM GIN

Reading the invite in my mailbox my imagination was immediately triggered.  This time around we were not invited to Phantom at the Opera, but to a Phantom ginning night in the mystical Knysna forest. It was time to broaden our horizons and travel to Knysna for the experience.  And what an experience it was!    The setting at The Cabin at Simola was exquisite with a view over the estuary to the one side and the haunting beauty of the Knysna forest on the other side, while sipping on some handcrafted gin. Life cannot get any better! The story of how the husband and wife team of Karel and Chantal started off in Worcester distilling gin in their living room to where they arrived at the name of Phantom for their gin is truly an inspiring story interlocked with all the mysteries the Knysna forest has to offer.  This includes the… Read more >

WHO DID WE MEET AT THE KNYSNA LITERARY FESTIVAL?

So, who DID we meet?   We met well-known Australian (or is it New Zealand?  😊) author Tony Park.    And what a nice guy he is!  The Knysna Literary Festival, hosted by Pam Golding, celebrated its 10th year in 2019.  Although living around the corner from Knysna I never even knew this festival existed.  So, what do you learn?  That you are never too old to discover new things.   Sounds a bit like travelling to me; you keep on discovering new things. The two lovely ladies of the Travelbucket team was invited to the event where Tony was speaking at the Knysna Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa on Thesen Island in Knysna. The invite to attend was extended as personal guests of him, even though I only met him the Friday before the event!  Apart from being an author who researches his books extensively he is also very concerned about nature… Read more >

COMPETITION TIME WITH NUTRISTART

It is that time of the year again where you start a new chapter in your life, start a new year, start a new school or start a new career. In our case we will be starting a new journey or two. We actually decided to start the year off by giving away a hamper from one of our favourite brands, you guessed it…Nutristart. If you have followed us on Instagram, you would have seen that we often include Nutristart products in our photos. The reason behind this is that we simply cannot get enough of how convenient it is to just open a bowl or have a bite while living our very busy, active lifestyle. Nutristart is the healthy, quick and easy solution to hungry kids and Hangry (angry because you are hungry) adults. Kids love it and adults simply can’t get enough of the oats/muesli combination of their… Read more >

TOURING ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROTEA FARMS

by Inge Triegaardt In July 2018 I managed to grab a few friends and sort of forced them to be my team for an Amazing Race  to raise funds for a 13-year old girl who is attending the South African Indoor Cricket Championships later this year.  We managed to win the Amazing Race and our first prize was a breakfast at Oudebosch Farmstall and a Protea Tour at one of the largest Protea farms in the world. Now, being South African and loving the outdoors, I have a natural love for our national flower and always believed that it is one of the prettiest flowers I have ever seen.  I am still convinced that it is the case, but let me share my experience of going on a Protea Tour and learning all about the harvesting and caring of this beautiful flower.  I have a new appreciation for all the… Read more >

WINTER WARMER COMPETITION

COMPETITION TIME!!!   🎉🎉🎉WIN WIN WIN WIN🎉🎉🎉 Our Facebook page is turning one year old and to say thank you to all our followers, we are giving away a true TRAVELBUCKET WINTER WARMER HAMPER for 2 to the value of R700! TO ENTER DO THE FOLLOWING: 1. Like our Travelbucket Facebook Page 2. Share the competition post from our Facebook page 3. Tag someone you would share your hamper with **Competition closes on 31 July and winner will be announced via our FB Page on 3 August.** #TravelbucketWinterWarmerHamper #TravelbucketFBBirthday

TRAVELBUCKET MEETS TRAVELSTART @ ECMEETUP 2018

It was that time of the year where bloggers from across the Eastern Cape get together to share ideas, exchange business cards, meet the newbies on the block and share experiences.  For the Travelbucket team it was time to travel again, to experience the Eastern Cape and to visit a new venue that has not been visited before – another tick off our list……..it was time for the #ECMeetUp. We’ve been blogging under the radar for a few years now, but we could never understand why our following would not pick up.  For the month’s leading up to the ECMeetUp, we would follow and keep a close eye on the event on social media.  Being a traveling family, we would always choose a solitary life in the wilderness somewhere.  There where we would be alone and make memories for us to remember.  Even though we were sharing our memories with… Read more >

#ECMEETUP 2018 – THE EVENT TO ATTEND

by Inge Triegaardt We have been blogging for four years now and our Facebook Page will be celebrating it’s first birthday next month.  It was time to get out of our comfort zone and right into a very active blogging community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and attend the EC Meet Up.  We have finally attended our very first #ECMeetUp and what an experience it has been! The end of May and beginning of June was such a busy time for us and because of that we left the decision to attend the biggest blogger meet up right until the very end.  Once we reserved our tickets, we were well and truly on our way to get our brand out there for the first time EVER!  Up until now we were flying under the radar and were just “blogging for fun” (note that we very soon realized blogging… Read more >

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