My Cape Town favourites (and farewell video!)

From gorgeous beaches to seaside running routes and urban parks, there is so much to love about Cape Town. This South African city is known for its stunning views and mountains, and welcomes visitors with a smile and delicious food. Here is a local's guide to some Cape Town favourites, after more than four years living in the city. 

The village of the fairies: exploring Hogsback (plus video!)

Endless forests, a quaint village atmosphere and looming mountains: Hogsback, in South Africa's Eastern Cape, looks like it belongs in a J.R.R. Tolkien book. It's a perfect weekend escape if you're looking for rustic charm, quiet evenings by the fireside, and days spent exploring the woodlands. Here's what you can see and do in this charming South African village. 

8 awesome things to do in Doha in the spring (plus video!)

From food festivals to motorsports and gorgeous weather, spring is a perfect time to explore Qatar's capital city and beyond. Relax at Sheraton Park, take a stroll on the Corniche, devour eats at the annual food festival or head out to the mangroves to see some flamingos. Here are some things to do, see and eat in Doha in the spring (and a bonus 'travel with me' video!).
 

Beyond Marrakech: what to do in and around the Atlas Mountains

It's okay to admit it: the red city can get a bit crazy. Between the swarming taxis, packed streets and the never-ending bustle of the Medina, Marrakech is a lot to take in. Fortunately, the Atlas Mountains offer a nearby escape. From argan oil shops in the Ourika Valley to Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the border of the Sahara Desert, there is lots to explore in Morocco's smaller towns. It's all just a road trip away, over the Tichka mountain pass and into the country side.