Adventures

WWOOF SA – Part 1 in Plettenberg Bay

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Stumbling upon WWOOF [World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms] was a stroke of good fortune. It has been a long-time dream to travel to Ireland, and I was looking at ways to work my way around, as obviously I am not in a position to just go on an expensive holiday abroad. WWOOF is an international organization and has an office in most countries. How it works is that you sign up as a member in w...
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A Walk with the Fae Along the Elfin Trail

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When I first moved to Cape Town in 2010, the Cecilia Forest became my place of sanctuary where I'd escape to after a busy week of work to regain a sense of well-being amongst the trees. As a single parent walking alone, I didn't veer off the main roads, always sure of a passing walker every few minutes or so. When I spotted the invitation to join the Travel Massive and VoiceMap experience of the E...
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A Wild Weekend in Wilderness

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Early on a Friday morning, the HGTS Tours shuttle arrived at our gate to whisk us away on a roadtrip to join the rest of the Travelling Media team for a wild weekend in Wilderness. I always love a roadtrip, taking in the beautiful surrounds, and at this time of year, bright yellow canola fields as far as you can see. This time though, we were grateful for being able to get the week's work finished...
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Exchanging Stilettos for Gumboots

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During the December holidays I grew increasingly panicked at the thought of going back to a job I didn’t enjoy in the new year. Don’t get me wrong – I loved my colleagues and my bosses and my working conditions were really good, I had just been in an industry that held no meaning for me for too long. Sixteen years too long. I often worked late and also often under a lot of pressure. Though I...
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My Argus Experience

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My Argus journey began with an impulsive decision to join the Chaeli Riders in raising awareness for the Chaeli Campaign and to raise funds for a motorised wheelchair for Damian. That was towards the end of October 2011. I had been urged a number of times to get in touch with the Chaeli Campaign, and with Damian's 13th birthday approaching, I thought perhaps it was time to make contact and get ide...
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