Taj 51 Buckingham Palace, London - Jewel
London - jewel in the crown. Originally a Londoner, I’d seen every filter on the city - but taking one’s kids there, and for just a few days, wipes the slate clean. Kids are a special lens on all their own - everything you ever thought you knew about the nation's capital looks different with children because you’re no...
Stoney Cottage view
The Garden Route takes the lion's share of the glory when it comes to the Western Cape's claim to being among the world's most beautiful. But those in the know in South Africa also quietly celebrate the lesser known treasures of the west coast's N7 and the R62 into the Karoo.  The arid scrub of the Karoo extends for hundreds of...
Mondrian London Rumpus Room
The Transatlantic Voyager: Mondrian London Open since September 2014, Mondrian London at Sea Containers enjoys a killer position perched on the edge of the Thames, next to The Tate Modern, London Eye, National Theatre, and close to Borough Market, with St Paul's a fleeting five-minute walk away. It's not so much about the tourist attractions themselves - it's more the energy...
Corinthia London
The Thief of Time London. 48 hours. Just enough time to write a story on what England's capital has to offer South African travelers. One significant perk - fortune had favoured me as Corinthia London cordially invited me to stay in their acclaimed hotel. I knew of it from the hotel's launch in 2011 which had caused quite a stir. And indeed,...