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 >
by Inge Triegaardt We have been blogging for four years now and our Facebook Page will be celebrating it’s first birthday next month so we decided that it is time to get out of our comfort zone and right into a very active blogging community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. 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 is very… Read more >
I am thrilled to announce that TravelBucket, with its first-time entry, made it as a Runner Up in the Environmental Category in the SA Bloggers Awards!! Thank you to my travel buddies for all the inspiration and making memories with me. Also, a huge thank you to my daughter for her constant encouragement to keep going with the blog and all the support from Triegaardt Consulting in assisting with the IT support of the blog. Lastly, I appreciate everyone that cast a vote for me. Without you guys it would not have been possible. Congratulations to all the other categories winners of the 2017 SA Blog Awards as well. Well done, guys and girls! For all the latest news and adventures you can follow the blog on Facebook — Dare to take the first step to follow your dreams —
We are giving away a African Snakebite Institute Scorpion Torch on Facebook! We made it easy as it is end of the year and we feel like celebrating the holidays with all you travelers! Follow these 3 easy steps to stand a chance to win: 1) Like our TRAVELBUCKET Facebook Page 2) Share our competition post on Facebook 3) Tag a friend that you will go scorpion hunting with in the comments section! This is a SUPER cool gadget to add to your collection and will keep the kids and the adults (kid within you) alike busy for hours! The following clip shows you what difference this torch can make: COME ON, YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!! Competition closes 31 December 2017. Draw will take place in the first week of January 2018. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the announcement of the winner!
A quaint little restaurant situated conveniently along the N2 highway in close proximity to Storms River, Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant is a welcoming stop exactly halfway between Port Elizabeth and George. Here you will find anything from home cooked South African meals such as Bobotie to lighter lunches such as quiche and toasted sandwiches. This gem can easily be passed by and before you know it, you end up missing the most delicious venison pie and you will have to settle for a garage pie at Storms River petrol station. At Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant, you can park your car in the shade and take a stroll through the beautiful garden or relax on the ‘stoep’ while sipping on the homemade Ice Tea. Or maybe you were adventurous and tired yourself out on one of the many activities the area has to offer. The refreshing garden salad, all locally harvested from the… Read more >
GUEST BLOGGER: Inge Situated along the N2 highway halfway between Port Elizabeth and George in the beautiful Tsitsikamma area in South Africa, lies a place that offers you a chance to discover your inner child again. You can find Tsitsikamma Adventure Land next to Tsitsikamma Gardens, 9km from the Storms River petrol station towards Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival you are greeted with friendly faces and the wooden office already gives you a sense of what lies ahead. As you walk into the office to do your paperwork, it feels like you are walking into a forest hut nestled in the Tsitsikamma Forest. A 5min admin break is necessary before you are assigned and introduced to your guide who will lead you to your transport for the day. Do not fear if you are not an experienced quad bike rider and do not think that if you are a motorbike rider… Read more >