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DO YOU NEED A VACCINATION FOR YOUR DESTINATION?

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 >

GETTING THE HANG OF TYRE PRESSURE

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 >

TRAVELING AS A FAMILY

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 >

IS IT REALLY NECESSARY?

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 >

KAAIMANSGAT

So what is a “kaaiman”?    Roughly it translates to a crocodile, but this is not what our story is about.  Kaaimansgat is the place where the Swart river and the Kaaimans river join and gently flows to meet the sea under the well photographed Kaaimans train bridge.  Kaaimansgat also has some historic significance as this was one of the few spots where in early years a river crossing with a wagon was possible.   The first recorded crossing was made as early as 1752. Our story is about an eatery snugged on the Kaaimans River on the way to the iconic Dolphin’s Point near Wilderness. We recently discovered this eatery with excellent food and drink, although it is in existence for quite some time as we have noticed all the buzz in the social media of friends hanging out at this space. It was time for a visit.  Tucked away under… Read more >

PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN — LET’S PLAY !

A new year with new challenges and new projects on the cards.  LET’S PLAY! I am a proud South African.  Why?  Take the quiz and see why we have such a unique country at the foot of the African continent.    So get the brain juices (without Mr Google at your side!) flowing and going with this interesting quiz about South Africa.  Name two of the four record breaking animals that you will find in South Africa?  South Africa played host to various World Cups – rugby (1995), football (2010), cricket (2013).  Name the only other country in the world that can lay claim to this too The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and the only green canyon in South Africa.  Which scenic route do you need to drive to see it? Can you name the country that is landlocked by South Africa? Located… 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 >

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