Equatorial Vortex

Many of us have heard about water draining down a sink in opposite direction depending on which hemisphere you are in – north or south. Any trip to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, also visits the actual equator itself! There, you can take in a demonstration of this amazing phenomenon. See the demonstration video below […]

Get Active in the Cooks!

The Cook Islands is a destination where you can be as sedentary (think reading on the beach) or as active as you want. Should you choose to have an active vacation, there are numerous excursions you can choose from. Here’s a list of our top picks: 1. Cross the Island by Foot You can embark […]

Durban: The Roar of the East

There’s a verve to Durban, South Africa that’s not hard to place. This busy eastern city draws plenty of energy from the sea – the mighty, tempestual beast is both darling and bane of surfers, beach bums, and fisherfolk alike. The grand promenade, buttressing miles of spectacular sandy beach, is Durban’s crown jewel, and the […]

Recipe: Ethiopian Honey Yeast Bread

Although in Ethiopia injera may be the staple, in the morning it’s ‘dabo’ (Ethiopian honey bread) that graces the breakfast table. This fragrant bread will make your house smell delicious whilst it’s baking. It also keeps well, so you can have home-made bread for breakfast for a week! Ingredients: 1 (1 tablespoon) package active dry […]


Odd Facts about Australia

January 26 is Australia Day in Australia, a national summer holiday celebrated with beer, BBQ’s and a long weekend! For those that think that may know all there is to know about Australia, here are a few fun facts that you might not have been aware of. POISON PLATYPUS – They may be the cutest thing ever…but, the […]