Saturday, February 13, 2016

Travel & Things, the broadcast. 13/02/2016



Welcome to a brand new season...

What a way to start off 2016
A Samsonite Giveaway!
ONE lucky winner will be walking away with 
one of these "top of the range" 55cm suitcases (valued at R3995)
 in the colour of your choice.
And just in time for the Easter holidays!
The eye-catching Samsonite® Neopulse™ collection 
redefines the benchmark for lightweight polycarbonate luggage, 
offering the perfect combination of lightness 
and strength thanks to its innovative design.
How to enter:
SMS the word "Samsonite" to 44008 (standard sms rates apply)
The judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into
The winner will be announced on Saturday 27/02/2016

Listen to the Podcast here:
Who else have been guests on my radio show?
Use this link to have a look.

"Travel & Things" is rebroadcast on a Wednesday night
 between 19h00 and 20h00
This was the line-up for "TRAVEL & THINGS" that aired between 10 and 11am on
SATURDAY, 13/02/2016

1485am broadcasts live from its Johannesburg studio
and nationally on DStv audio channel 869.
Radio Today (@Radio2Day) also streams via its website: www.1485.org.za
AND on cell phones: 1485.mobi

10.00-10.15:
James Vos, the DA Shadow Minister of Tourism,
opened the show to chat about the reversal of the 
document requirements by Home Affairs 
and other tourism issues.

10.15-10.30:
 Oyster Box General Manger, 
Wayne Coetzer shared his passion for this iconic property
http://www.oysterboxhotel.com/

10.45-11.00:
Michael Tucker from Big 5 Photos,
shared his expertise on getting that "perfect" wildlife shot.
Composition and technique is what makes 
good images great.
www.big5photos.com



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Friday, February 12, 2016

2015 South African Blog Awards,the official results are in!

2015
THE RESULTS ARE IN...
The winners in the Travel section are:
Winner: Travelstart Blog...www.travelstart.co.za/blog/
Runner up: Travel & Things...www.davidbatzofin.com
Runner up: de Wets Wild...http://dewetswild.com/

2015 was a very busy travel year for me.
From Abu Dhabi to...

Pofadder and most places in between
I am glad that you have enjoyed the postings that were published in 2015,
and "Thank you" to those who VOTED for me.

There is no time for reflection as 2016 has already started
with a road trip to KwaZulu Natal.

The wonderful Karkloof Safari Spa  
just outside Pietermaritzburg.

And the iconic Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga 
But as "they" say in the TV adverts,
"That's not all folks"...
Plenty more adventures and experiences planned for this year.

Travel & Things is written on a

RUGGEDWEAR is the official bush clothing sponsor 
of "Travel & Things".


Europcar, the official car rental supplier
to "Travel & Things"





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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Travel & Things, the guest list. 13/02/2016



Welcome to a brand new season...

What a way to start off 2016
A Samsonite Giveaway!

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ONE lucky winner will be walking away with 
one of these "top of the range" 55cm suitcases (valued at R3995)
 in the colour of your choice.
And just in time for the Easter holidays!
The eye-catching Samsonite® Neopulse™ collection 
redefines the benchmark for lightweight polycarbonate luggage, 
offering the perfect combination of lightness 
and strength thanks to its innovative design.
How to enter:
SMS the word "Samsonite" to 44008 (standard sms rates apply)
The judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into
The winner will be announced on Saturday 27/02/2016

Listen to a previous Podcast here:
Who else have been guests on my radio show?
Use this link to have a look.

"Travel & Things" is rebroadcast on a Wednesday night
 between 19h00 and 20h00
This is the line-up for "TRAVEL & THINGS" that will air between 10 and 11am on
SATURDAY, 13/02/2016

1485am broadcasts live from its Johannesburg studio
and nationally on DStv audio channel 869.
Radio Today (@Radio2Day) also streams via its website: www.1485.org.za
AND on cell phones: 1485.mobi


10.00-10.15:
James Vos, the DA Shadow Minister of Tourism,
opens the show with input about the reversal by Home Affairs
 of the Visa document requirements.


10.15-10.30:
Listen to what Oyster Box General Manger, 
Wayne Coetzer has to share about this iconic property

10.30- 10.45:
Gillian McLaren joins me in studio,
to chat about her recent trip to Sri Lanka

10.45-11.00:
Michael Tucker from Big 5 Photography,
shares tips and tricks to get that "perfect" wildlife shot. 



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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Fitness Fort opens in Linden...




A new private gym has opened up in Linden.
That is good news, considering the amount of restaurants
we have in our suburb...
Instead of dinner and a movie,
I can now do a work out and TV...


The "club" manager is Matt Active.
It turns out that this young man was at school with my daughter!
Small world...


The venue was "launched" recently,
I have a feeling that members might become intimately acquainted
with these tyres.


A drink to make the prospect of working out look brighter?


I can see the venue being multi-purpose,
as it did look rather "romantic" in the candle light


But guests were soon brought back to earth
when they were shown the equipment.


I somehow think that these kettlebells MIGHT
just have my name on them at some stage


No carbs in sight at the launch party


I do like a gym where the First Aid kit contains COFFEE.


There is a comprehensive MMA section.
Here participants will be able to do kick-boxing,
MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


And, of course, a full size outdoor pool.


I do like the ablution facility.


I will, no doubt, get to meet this rope
at some stage in my training


STAIRS! My absolute nemesis.


I don't think that this old fashioned
egg timer will be an active part of my training,
but time will be of importance.


This might well be the last time I am seen smiling
within the walls of the Fitness Fort.
Melanie Walker joined me in this photograph.
Some of us, who are old enough,
might remember her from the TV series "Treasure Hunt"
one of the first reality shows produced in South Africa.


The Fitness Fort will be selling a variety of fitness related products.
They will also be able to offer individually designed nutritional programs
to help members achieve their goals.
After a year of being "goalless",
I have a 2016 challenge that I need to train for.
I trust that the trainers at The Fitness Fort will help me achieve that.
Stay "tuned" as my progress is documented.


To find out more about the Fitness Fort:


         


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