Author: Karin Panaino Petersen

A true Leo, Karin either roars or purrs, and if Johnny Depp lived nearer, would stalk as well. She is unfocused: not because she can't find her glasses (or her car keys) every other hour, but because with a few decades behind her she still doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. Or if she is going to grow up. An occasionally dutiful wife, power-suited businesswoman, enigmatic mother and friend-of-bad-influence, Karin thrives on new experiences, fascinating people, philosophical debate, good food, art, photography, growing her own organic vegetables and driving fast. Everywhere. Travel is her lifeblood. She writes because the words just won't stay inside her...and she has been known to do crossword puzzles in her dreams. Seriously.

Meandering through the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Crafts abound and they’re quite different from what you’ll find in the tourist traps in airport and city ...

Mont aux Sources – A magnificent SA mountain getaway

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Did you know that the Tukela waterfall at Mont aux Sources in the Drakensberg is the second highest ...

Exploring Morocco: Deepest, brightest, warmest Africa

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Centuries-old tradition has craftsmen on every corner… the Moroccan economy loves tourism as it directly supports individual families, ...

The hills are alive: Mountain magic in Bermanzi

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 by Karin Panaino Petersen

The gem that is Bermanzi didn’t get introduced to us by some massive marketing campaign – the Downtime ...

Travel inspires marriage proposals & adventure

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Trip Advisor – possibly the world’s most respected user-driven travel site, recently ran an international survey on travel.

My heart lies in Philippolis

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Philippolis – a Free State town that will enchant you and steal your heart. A must visit for ...

Holidays on auction – South African breakaways at bargain prices

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Everyone is looking to spend less, and holidays are no exception – so why not bid on a ...

Cullinan’s true gem – Abloom offers indulgence on your doorstep

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Heaven lies just outside Cullinan. So does romance, quiet and all things un-stressful at the Abloom Bush Lodge ...

How about a healing retreat for women?

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

How does a weekend of mindful walks, star-gazing and soul exploration sound to you? Oh, you've never tried ...

Medjumbe Private Island – soul medicine in Mozambique

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

Ready to push your fantasy button? I mean your holiday fantasy button? Oh, what the heck. Press both!

Close encounters of the furriest kind

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

“The kids have been on holiday for three days and I have already started smoking again!” wailed a ...

Paris on a ‘dikwiel’ is divine!

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

“What is the first thing I should do when I get to Paris?” my friend Suzelle asked yesterday….. ...

Tau Game Lodge: Affordable luxury for bird, animal lovers

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

With most of the 30 units at the lodge overlooking water, Tau Game Lodge is a haven for ...

Take the schlep out of getting your Schengen visa

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

So you are heading to France for your dream holiday? Before you leave: a reality check if you ...

Taking the dull out of Dullstroom

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 by Karin Panaino Petersen

My favourite place on the way to just about anywhere (and yes, I would make a detour on ...

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