Greenpop, my favourite tree planters, are to host their 8th annual Festival of Action on the Garden Route. The 2019 Eden Festival of Action will be Greenpop’s 8th annual Festival of Action event. Hosted over
If you have a green heart, love for this planet and recognise how important trees are to the world, consider joining Greenpop’s annual Reforest Fest event later this month. I’ve been and absolutely loved it, actually, I
It’s that time of year when you need to start planning a trip to the Eastern Cape to plant trees and make a difference. Set in the majestic Amathole mountain range near Hogsback in the Eastern
Greenpop. – Get the new year’s diary out because in March 2017, Greenpop will be hosting their 7th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve. But this isn’t just your ordinary festival!
Greenpop. – It’s always a pleasure to write about the things I love. Greenpop, as my regular readers will know, is one of them. Here is the article I did on the Tangible Magic of Trees,
Greenpop. – Much like the Platbos Reforest Fest, Greenpop will be launching their Hogsback Reforest Fest this September which is Arbor Month. Offering a celebration of our earth and trees through reforestation, music, workshops, competition and yoga. The
Greenpop. Zambia. – We spent an afternoon planting trees with Greenpop’s Director of Trees, Livingstone resident Benjamin Mibenge, more commonly known as Uncle Benji, on the farm that he will retire to one day. Lessons in the how, where
Greenpop. – Trees your thing? Fancy some green voluntourism and dreaming of joining the Greenpop team for Trees for Zambia this year, yet unsure how to get there? Well, here we have it. Reliance Compost is
It was Richard Mullin who said ‘The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.’ An accurate observation as
‘I have become acutely aware of the responsibility that I have to do the right thing by my readers and the companies that I work with. In my writing, I, therefore, strive to create a
Creativity is a gift of life, one that everybody deserves. As Ricky Lee Gordon of Colour Ikamva said whilst handing over a transformed Libala Primary School to the Headmaster – ’Creativity should be included in every aspect
On 18 April 2017 Travel Massive Cape Town came together for a spectacular event at the Two Oceans Aquarium in partnership with WTM Africa, celebrating both our fabulous industry and three years since the first Travel Massive
You don’t have to be on the frontline of conservation to make a positive impact on the environment. You can make a difference without leaving the house. My article on just this for Travel Update.
‘Laughter, new friends, and far away travel. Wildlife, unexplored jungles, and hidden lagoons. Adventure, ancient mysteries, and modern cities. Challenges, heroes, and passionate love. We deserve it. All of us do.’ Above, me on a happy
Voluntourism. – My article on ‘Voluntourism. Travel that Matters’ for OnRoute Magazine as it first appears here. Included below for easy reading. ‘One of the largest and fastest growing sectors of tourism in the
I’m deeply honoured to be featured by Xtraordinary Women as their Woman of the Month, joining a collection of incredible women. My heart bursts with an appreciation for the interest. Read the interview below and
Where the Wild Things Are. Jungle, bush and beach destinations for the Conscious Traveller. My travel feature in the Edgars Club Magazine September 2015 Travel Feature. As below: Looking back, I think the change in me happened
Greenpop. – Before I run off and walk for those penguins, I wanted to send a reminder to all about the Platbos Reforest Festival in May. I’m going to the Friend’s Fest and can’t wait. Have a
African Travel I was invited by Travelstart South Africa to be a guest on their FAQ Friday series to talk about African Travel and why this diverse and vibrantly beautiful continent holds my heart … Thank you
Greenpop. – The Treevolution continues, this time with the Hogsback Reforest Fest which will be 12-14 September. Get there and make that difference with the coolest team I know!
Zambia. – A Baobab tree, Africa’s large upside down tree. Ancient, majestic and filled with wisdom. A sense of mystique, legend and superstition. Respect and tree love. This one was in the Greenpop camp.
Zambia. – One of the best things I did whilst in Livingstone with Greenpop was a +-35km cycle tour around town with The Original Cowboy Bicycle Safari Tours, all under the careful care of our guide Patrick Muyunda.
Greenpop. Zambia. – I now know that we all have an artistic side to us. Although this is certainly something that took me years to realise about myself. In my mind, I collated art and creativity with the
Greenpop. Zambia. – I met the remarkable Candice Mostert in Zambia as she taught her simple and effective eco-brick building method to the local residents at Sons of Thunder farm. Another incredible partner of GreenPop and #TreesForZambia. Supported by a group
Greenpop. Zambia. – Bicycles along the way. Yet I was told that they are very expensive to buy, which means that most people living outside the centres still walk to work, school and shopping. These I saw
Greenpop. Zambia. – Shades of blue. Infectious enthusiasm and laughter. “Take my picture” turned into cool poses, high fives and serious faces. Some pulls and pushes and hands held. Chats about school. More chats about crazy
Greenpop. Zambia. – This is my Africa. At Libala School in Livingstone, with one of the Colour Ikamva murals after a day of tree-planting with Greenpop. I realise how much of my beloved continent I still have to explore.
Greenpop. Zambia. – Kasiya is a remote rural area where the resident’s livestock holds incredible wealth and value. At night they bring their precious donkeys and goats into this makeshift place of safety. I was allowed to
Greenpop. Zambia. – People of Kasiya. Its always about the people for me and I appreciated the opportunity to meet and chat with this lovely family, living in Kasiya, quite a way outside Livingstone. Zambia. Subsistence farming
Greenpop. Zambia. – I loved the life size effigies for sale on the side of the main road in Livingstone. This one – ‘One Zambia. One Nation’ – in particular.
Greenpop. Zambia. – When in Livingstone, take a visit to the Livingstone Museum, in the heart of this frontier town. Established in 1934, its the largest and oldest museum in Zambia and holds a vast archaeological collection, a collection
Greenpop. Zambia. – Whilst in the Livingstone area working as a media partner for Greenpop, I spent the afternoon at Victoria Falls. Aptly named ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. The water levels were at their highest, with an estimated
Greenpop. Zambia. – After the surreal experience of Victoria Falls, I highly recommend that you visit the Royal Livingstone Hotel for either high tea or sundowners. This is one of the best located establishments I know, with
Greenpop. Zambia. – Yesterday we headed into town from Livingstone Guest Farm where I’m staying with Greenpop for the week with #TreesofZambia, to explore the surrounds and spend some time at the Mosi-oa-Tunya. Unsurpassed as the main attractions
Greenpop. Zambia. – Its almost half way through the second week of the GreenPop #TreesForZambia festival and many wonderful volunteers are hard at work planting trees! I join them tomorrow for a week in Livingstone for Earth Fest, various workshops, training, guest
Greenpop. – One of the cute volunteers at the Food Forest for Farms Plant Day in Khayelitsha. Start young!
Greenpop. – I’m very proud to announce that together with Linda of Moving Sushi, I will be joining Greenpop as an official ambassador, and accompanying them to a smorgasbord of tree planting events to help promote the work they