holidays

 
A clever plan for silly season
A clever plan for silly season
It was the worst time to have a costume on: 1pm on a hot summer’s day. The costume wearer had trouble keeping his or her wig out of their eyes...
When pudding is no trifling matter
When pudding is no trifling matter
My first memory of trifle pudding is one of an eat-and-run mission. It was during the height of Visiting Season — the “Festive Season” to...
There's more to Bermuda than shorts
There's more to Bermuda than shorts
Having recently returned from a three-night visit to the beautiful island of Bermuda, the one thing that struck me was that it’s closer to get...
New SA: 'White people sleep on the floor, black people sleep in houses'
New SA: 'White people sleep on the floor, black people sleep in houses'
A fifth of the way into her misleadingly titled book Blacks Do Caravan, Fikile Hlatshwayo makes the opposite of the usual mistake: she...
​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips
​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips
Holidays are about finding essential household tasks that take you away from endless small talk with begrudgingly invited relatives. But these...
Seaside sketches: Margate’s pounding waves belie its languid tide
Seaside sketches: Margate’s pounding waves belie its languid tide
The waves that crash on the rocks give new meaning to lullabies. 
Places to recover your soul
Places to recover your soul
Drama, adventure and the absurd have never been counterproductive to my spiritual seeking. In the face of what is sacred to another, I’m no...
Workaholics welcome: Relax, you can stay wired
Workaholics welcome: Relax, you can stay wired
In the age of smartphones, social media and cheap international calls, the perfect holiday for a growing number of people involves taking a...
Zimbabwe's gloomy holidays
Zimbabwe's gloomy holidays
Thousands of city-dwelling Zimbabweans travel back to their rural homes during the holiday season, taking gifts and foods for feasts to share with...
What it costs to travel safely this Easter
What it costs to travel safely this Easter
With the Easter weekend almost upon us, the issue of safe travel is a pressing one. According to Old Mutual, accidental death claims over the...
Relaxing vacation a top holiday choice for many
Relaxing vacation a top holiday choice for many
Relaxing holidays with a sprinkling of sightseeing thrown in are the most popular type of vacation for people around the globe and particularly for...
Top 10 all-inclusive holidays
Top 10 all-inclusive holidays
These days it is easy to find an all-inclusive holiday, where all travel, accommodation, food, drink, entertainment and activities are included in...

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