Author - Chris

I’m Chris Corbet and I’m a Travel Junkie! Currently living in the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa (but prone to hit the road to somewhere else at any time). I’m also a travel fanatic, keen angler, photographer, tourism marketing specialist and travel writer, with a particular weakness for the great open spaces of Africa, tropical Islands and Europe’s culture and history. My writing is aimed at somewhat more mature travel fanatics and “baby boomers”, seeking to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and other delights of the world in a little more style and comfort.

Perybere Mauritius

Mauritius North to South

Mauritius is an increasingly popular holiday destination, and it’s not hard to understand why, a short 4 hour or so flight on Air Mauritius from Johannesburg and you’re in a completely different world. We had the good fortune of upgrading to Business Class on the outward leg which was a great start to the holiday. This visit was to celebrate our 20th...

Airbnb

Airbnb: Home Away From Home

Airbnb has changed the way that we travellers, well travel, and it’s never been easier than it is now to live the local lifestyle while on the road. The platform makes it entirely possible for you to stay in a house, apartment or beach cottage that feels like your own, in virtually any city in the world. It’s a fact that Airbnb has reduced the cost of accommodation...

Road Tripping Norway

Norway Road Trip

It’s been a long standing ambition to visit Norway, so when the opportunity presented itself, no second thought was given and flights were booked. The plan was to spend a couple of days exploring Amsterdam, then flying into Oslo and hiring a car for a road trip, taking in Bergen, Ålesund and Trondheim. Time, always a factor, prevented us from going further...

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Explored

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Europe so it was with some excitement that we departed Cape Town for Amsterdam via Dubai. Flying business class on Emirates does take away some of the pain of flying long distance though, I’m not going to lie to you. A very long layover in Dubai was probably the worst aspect, but the Emirates Lounges in Dubai are...

Trondheim Norway

Eat Drink & Stay in Southern Norway

On a recent road trip through Southern Norway, we travelled from Oslo to Bergen then Northwards through Ålesund, to Trondheim and back to Oslo. The journey took 5 days and quite a number of hotels, Air B&B’s and restaurants were visited. This short piece tries to give an overview of where we stayed, where we ate and what we drank, with my own personal views...

Garden Route Drone View

Garden Route Drone View

I’ve really been getting into drone photography & video, and have been exploring the possibilities that it presents. Of course I’m keenly aware that for many, a drone is looked at with suspicion and as a potential invader of privacy, so I’m always careful not to invade anybody’s personal space. I took my Dji Phantom 3 drone for a flight...

Views Wilderness Apartment

Get Away to Wilderness

This incredible little piece of paradise is one that I absolutely have to share  with my friends. It’s a very secure apartment, located literally 2 minutes away from the awesome Garden Route village of Wilderness, overlooking the Touw River lagoon where it enters the ocean. Located maybe 5 minutes walk from the beach, the apartment is totally luxurious and...

Drone View Garden Route

Wave Action Video

Recently I took my Dji Phantom 3 drone for a flight around the coast near Herold’s Bay, which is set in a small but beautiful bay near George on the South African Garden Route. No particular reason for this one, but I find it very soothing. Enjoy and let me know if you like it.[vc_video link=”;]

Chobe Houseboat Sunset

Chobe River Luxury Houseboat

Drifting along the Chobe River in luxury houseboat is cruising like you won’t experience anywhere else. Forget the massive ocean-going liners of the Caribbean, the Med and Alaska, this is a far more intimate, and absolutely exclusive experience in one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas of the world. It’s a bit of a mission to reach, but so worth the effort, this...

Maldives from the air

Snorkelling in The Maldives

Some underwater video from the crystal clear waters of the Maldives. This time it’s some GoPro footage taken while snorkelling at Kani Island, North of the Capital. Quite an experience getting up close an personal with the huge variety of colourful underwater inhabitants of these very special islands.[vc_video link=”;]

Wilderness South Africa

Garden Route Road Trip

Road Tripping the Garden Route Late summer, great weather in the Western Cape, holiday season is over and the crowds have gone back to work or school, there is no better time for a bit of road tripping through the Garden Route. Our aim was to avoid tarred routes as far as possible, sticking to gravel whenever we could, on a meandering route from Cape Town, via...

Club Med Kani Island Maldives

Maldives Kani Island

The Maldives is made up of 26 atolls, which together contain thousands of islands, some fairly large and urban, like the capital city Malé, and others tiny and uninhabited. Located Southwest of India and Sri Lanka, the Maldives is a Muslim country which covers an area of over 90 000 square kilometres, and with an average height above sea level of only 1.5 metres...

Grand Canal Venice

Eurotrip: Venice, Rome, Amalfi & Pompeii

This post is being published 6 months after the past one, work pressure and travel has got in the way, but better late than never as they say. From Lulea Sweden to Venice requires 2 flights, with a stopover in Stockholm and then a direct flight to Venice. We flew on Norwegian Air, I can highly recommend it, new planes, great staff and Scandinavian efficiency. Venice...

Midnight Sun Sweden

Eurotrip: UK & Sweden

The flight from Cape Town via Dubai takes a bit longer than going direct, but the difference in cost between Emirates and SAA, British Airways & other national airlines is substantial. Thus began our Euro Trip 2014, which will take us from London to Lulea in Northern Sweden, via Stockholm, then on to Venice, Rome, Amalfi and Pompeii before flying back to London...

Fish River Canyon Namibia

Namibia: Swakopmund to Fish River Canyon

Apart from the roads within Etosha and then the long stretch from Khorixas to Henties Bay, much of the Northwards trip was on fair to good asphalt, from here it’s gravel all the way to the South African border at Vioolsdrift, apart that is, from the short stretch from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay. That’s what this trip is all about, experiencing the enormous...