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Caroline Hurry

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Dreamy Budapest

Budapest wears her dark Communist past lightly, defiantly mixing fin de siècle garb with modern, stylish accessories. Like a courtesan, Pest reveals coquettish glimpses of her Austro-Hungarian grandeur in sumptuous facades and Hapsburg eagles on rooftops. Scented flower stalls and roast coffee aromas entice tourists and locals alike.

Sliding off the tracks

As Prasa railroads passengers, is it worth paying more for Rovos Rail or the Blue Train? They, too, are subject to signal problems and endless delays. Will Prasa get back on track?

Alpine Adventure

From Italy you can get to Zermatt by ski lift. Bahnhofstrasse is the alpine resort's cobbled main street where horse-drawn carriages ferry tourists around

A matter of choice

The Humane Society International objects to the world’s biggest Hunt Convention in Nevada next week where Donald Trump Jr. will speak, but are they barking up the wrong tree?

Railing through Switzerland

The Glacier Express tracks you to the heights of Switzerland’s vertiginous mountains amid forest, turquoise lakes and rushing rapids at a snail pace that is just perfect!

Noshing in Nørrebro

Snatches of memory come and go in flashbulb moments – a handsome young waiter, a strawberry and rhubarb something or another, then lurching into midnight train home. Snoring on the trains is practically a Danish pastime

Kevin Leo Smith

Caroline Hurry chats to Kevin Leo Smith about how to run a successful safari operation in Africa, potential snares to avoid and his own preferences when it comes to spending time in the bush with his family

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

Visiting San Francisco

A circus looking for a tent is how Will Durst described San Francisco, but he might just as well have been speaking about Fisherman’s Wharf.The northern waterfront area is full of surprises from scary Laughing Sal at the Musee Mecanique to pelicans and sea lions on Pier 39’s concrete slabs.

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Fitzpatrick’s Lodge reopens

Fitzpatrick’s Lodge at Jock Safari Lodge has re-opened with a promotional rate for South African residents of R4 245 per person sharing

Lebanon on my mind

Blaise Hopkinson finds it impossible to forget the parts of Beirut that were so beautiful and mesmeric, in the wake of the recent horror blast

Corporate Madikwe

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve is an ideal corporate escape after a difficult year in business, post pandemic. 

Shamwari’s first guests

Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has reopened for domestic guests with some ‘unprecedented’ offers, says the CEO

Vergelegen’s new tour

A newly-launched environmental tour at Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West reveals tracts of the 3000-hectare estate previously closed to the public