Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Fairmont, San Francisco

One of roof gardens at the Fairmont, San Francisco
The Fairmont in San Francisco is the one place you’re likely to bump into somebody rich and famous in the splendid lobby with its marble Corinthian columns, vaulted ceilings, velvet chairs, and wraparound staircase.

10 things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco
You can spend weeks in San Francisco and still not experience everything the city has to offer. Here is a list of 10 things to do in San Francisco

Madikwe Magic

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve brings many unforgettable moments. Whether it’s a giant eagle owl taking flight, hyenas pups romping around their den or wildebeest pronking alongside our vehicle, this really is a place to sit, stare, and wonder.

America’s highest hotel

Jen Su at the Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Center
The Four Seasons, designed by Lord Norman Foster, is located inside the Comcast Center, the tallest building in the city.  The 180-room luxury hotel is found on floors 48-60, with offices underneath.  The concept is quite avant-garde

Armoured Marvel

Pangolin
Eventually a snout appeared out of the undergrowth and the front feet. Uncertain, it rolled into a partial ball, looking like a giant artichoke, then finally, it crept out of the safety of the branches, scuttled across in front of us and was off!

OR Tambo lounge reopens

British Airways has opened its refurbished Johannesburg lounge. Comfortably hosting 247 customers, the lounge offers a modern, lobby bar area for socialising, a brasserie dining area,and office space with ample work stations and power outlets.
charging elephant bull
Myths peddled by animal rights lobbyists will destroy the wildlife they claim to protect, says Botswana-based wildlife conservationist Erik Verreynne. How about a solution-based focus rather?

News

On track with the bushmen

The Ju/'hoanis track and hunt with bow and poisoned arrow, and the fittest amongst them engage in persistence hunting – pursuing an animal until it drops from exhaustion. They have the extraordinary ability – passed down generations for tens of thousands of years – to track wildlife across almost any terrain, interpreting the animal behaviour as they go.

Caroline Hurry

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Portugal on a Budget

Portugal is growing in popularity as a travel destination. Find out whether it is possible to experience all the country has to offer if you’re on a budget.

20 travel writing tips

The writer's job is to immerse armchair travellers into worlds unseen. Here are 20 travel writing tips on how to make your copy sing and keep your readers engaged

Sails and Marketing

Traditionally, ruling the waves has meant waiving the rules.  Ship owners in wealthy maritime nations have registered their vessels in countries with no minimum wages, labour standards, corporate taxes, or environmental regulations; in short, every corporation’s dream.

Luxury on board

From my bed I'd watch a Bloody Mary sunrise fortifying the day, then set off for breakfast at Terrace Café, followed by a cookery class, where I learnt to make scones and  a frittata. I believe I can fry!

OR Tambo lounge reopens

British Airways has opened its refurbished Johannesburg lounge. Comfortably hosting 247 customers, the lounge offers a modern, lobby bar area for socialising, a brasserie dining area,and office space with ample work stations and power outlets.

Fragrant Theft

By the time the official has unearthed to the passing public’s prurient gaze, the gussets of your unwashed knickers, your extra control compression girdle (with derriere lift) and held aloft –“What ees thees?” – the vibrating hand your husband got you in Copenhagen for your stiff neck, your dignity will be dust