Weekend Wanderlust

Weekend Wanderlust

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There is nothing quite like the excitement of travel, whether it’s an overseas trip you’re going on or just a road trip for the day, the feeling you get when you travel is quite unique unto itself:  it’s one part anticipation, one part nerves topped with a huge dollop of excitement and a small pinch of ‘did I switch the stove off?’ and at the end of the day it’s ‘Hell yeah, let’s do that again’.

When I first decided to move to Cape Town it was because there is just so much to see and do here. You don’t even need a lot of money to really experience the excitement that this city has to offer, and the best part is that there is something for every mood you’re in.

Even after 8 years of exploring Cape Town I’m still discovering new spots and spaces and things to do. It’s all about knowing where to look and when to go.

The more I explore Cape Town the more I realise that there is so much more to see and do than just the touristy stuff you see in brochures, and that is why I created this blog.

I want to help others get the most out of Cape Town and their travels. It’s a kind of insider’s guide to Cape Town and South Africa.

The Weekend Wanderlust Blog was created to help you get the most out of your weekend and life. Life should be about enjoying the world we live in, and that’s why having a wanderlust is so important, even if the weekends are the only time you have to explore and have fun. Join me on my journey of exploration as I share all the gems South Africa has to offer.

I really hope you enjoy my blog and find it helpful.

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Travel Light and Tight – ebook

Travel Light and Tight – ebook

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Does even the thought of travelling abroad stress you out? Are you always overpacking only to find that you’ve forgotten the bare essentials but packed 6 pairs of pants that don’t even fit?

If the answers are yes, you are not alone! Learning to travel elegantly, and without your bags weighing your down may seem like an illusive skill that only seasoned travellers have, but it’s something you can easily learn. One of the trickiest parts of travel is deciding what you need to take, and what you should actually leave behind, and every kilogram counts when you’re packing to a weight limit

A few years ago, before I started my travel blog, I found myself in the same situation. No matter how hard I tried I always packed badly. I always had way too many clothes, but I still found myself ill prepared for even a day trip, to the point where I often needed to buy a weather appropriate jacket or T-shirt. But being a travel blogger meant that I needed to learn how to be prepared for any kind of adventure and activity. If there was a great surfing spot I wanted to write about I couldn’t exactly ignore it because I forgot to pack my swimming costume.

So I began streamlining my packing routine and taking serious notes about what worked and what didn’t when I traveled. Eventually I turned packing for a trip, and my love of being organised and travel, into simple memorable checklists that I refer to often.


The results are the checklists in this book. These checklists are designed to work for any kind of trip, from camping to luxury, and have yet to fail me. They make packing for any kind of trip and absolute breeze.

In this book you will find:

-checklists for all kind of trips and seasonal travel.

– a first aid checklist.

– checklists dedicated to all aspects of camping, including 3 easy recipes and shopping lists for them.

-a checklists for the ultimate carry on bag.

– a checklists for planning your trip abroad.

– tips for surviving airports.

– a list of products that make traveling much easier.

-You will also find essential tips and tricks used by professional travellers that will help you make packing and the trip much easier on you and your wallet.


The travel checklists in this ebook were created help you take the stress out of planning a trip, pick only the essentials for your trip, and keep your luggage weight low. With this ebook you’ll be traveling like a pro in no time.