One can easily get entrapped in all the available stuff so my advice will be take time to think things over and make a proper list of what your habits are and what you like and dislike in the department of convenience.
Sometimes I wonder if it is only me that spend a lot of time on the internet researching some new destination or is there some other travelers that also get caught up in this. I hope that there is somebody out there that have the same symptoms and it is not only me ….. So, what are the symptoms of a sure travel addict? I do not know, please help me with this one. After pondering a while on this question I came up with the following as sure signs that you are a travel addict: Maps and the globe are part of your life. If you hear about a place and you are not sure where it is, you go and find out to satisfy your curiosity. Google Earth is fascinating, and you easily get lost in that space. You probably know how Tracks4Africa work as you use… Read more >
If you were born on the African continent you are a scatterling of Africa, You know about the dust, the smells, the sun and the heartbeat of Africa settles in you, but the most iconic scatterling of Africa undoubtedly is the legendary White Zulu. Johnny Clegg was born in Lancashire, England and moved via Zimbabwe to South Africa with his family. This is where he came in contact with township life and the heartbeat of African music. This was in the apartheid era and he was arrested several times due to his involvement with Black musicians. However, Johnny Clegg stayed true to the music that he loved, mixing pop music with strong Zulu influences and pursued a successful career locally and overseas. His voice is unmissable in the band recordings of Juluka and Suvuka. From 1993 onwards Johnny pursued a successful solo career and featured with his son Jesse Clegg… Read more >
Vaccinations is a personal choice however there are some that is compulsory like Yellow Fever and for which a card is issued to confirm that you have been vaccinated. If you cannot show your Yellow Fever card after you have visited a high-risk area you stand the chance that the health authorities will probably give you one on the spot! I have seen this happening at Lungi Airport in Sierra Leone, so I rather play safe and get the vaccination at home. Getting vaccinations depends largely on where you plan to go and if you plan a prolonged stay and the destination that you are going to visit. Under destination this includes remote and poorer areas where health precautions is not as up to date compared to a formal five star hotel in a first world country. Am I a high-risk traveler? Destination – Developed countries = lower risk… Read more >
I am a Landy wife so I am sort of “expected” to know the right tyre pressure for the job or shall I say the terrain I am tackling to get me out of trouble when needed. So, here I go! First of all, there is a little (or bigger) sticker pasted on the inside of your door frame on the driver’s side that displays all kinds of figures. Make time to read and understand what it is telling you, it can make life a lot easier than a random thumb suck figure! Note ladies: these figures are recommended by the vehicle manufacturer in order to assist your driving pleasure and eradicate tyre problems. When you throw into the tyre pressure mix different surface types – sand, thick sand, pebbles, shaled surfaces, tar – the pot gets a different mix altogether. Another factor that adds a little salt to the… Read more >
by Inge Some of you have read at least one of our articles and for some of you this may be the first one. Whether you are an avid follower of Travelbucket or a fly-by reader, I’m sure some have wondered how we actually do this whole thing they call TRAVEL. So here is our take on Family Travel. The Travelbucket Team is a team of three members. Dad (Carl) is the brains behind the trips. He is the gadget guy. The one responsible for the vehicle and all camping equipment. What he says, goes. After all, he IS the expert on tried and tested products. He is also the driver, instructor and brains behind the planning of all trips. Mom (Felicity) and owner of Travelbucket Blog is the typical mother hen. She has the responsibility of keeping our tummies full and keeping us hydrated. She is our walking, offline… Read more >
Lately I am very much leaning towards the “greener” side of things. When we take a drive with Wallace (for those of you that do not know yet, that is our Landy) I am more than average noticing plastic pollution on the roadside. Plastic is sadly killing our planet. Reading National Geographic a horrific picture popped up about a turtle with a plastic straw embedded in its nose. This made me ponder on how can we, in our ordinary every day lives, make a significant impact to reduce plastic waste to save our planet. Like a lot of things it starts at home with educating our children from a very young age. I know we are living in a quick and easy, fast paced life where everything is individually wrapped, etc. This to me is one of the biggest problems at the moment! Do we really need all that individual… Read more >