Recce trip to south India

Travel Money Cards

Travel Money Cards


An increasing number of travellers are reporting problems with travel money cards, those stored-value cards that are promoted so enthusiastically by a range of financial institutions. Seems their cards are being cloned and cash totally depleted, and since these are debit cards, once your money’s gone some providers don’t want to know. Add to that the fees that come with these cards and you have a product that really doesn’t belong in your wallet.


Logging on in Public Places


Free public Wi-Fi in places like airports is a great asset for travellers but it can be hacked.  Be wary if you’re logging into a bank account. If you’re connecting on your phone, a mobile browser is more secure than an app, and a Virtual Private Network provides an extra layer of protection. If you are using a browser on an unfamiliar network, make sure the website you’re on starts with “https” which signifies an encrypted website. The locked padlock in the browser window means you’re operating in secure mode.  If you want to bulletproof your browsing, consider a dedicated software security screen such as Norton WiFi Privacy.





Still have a few places left on our second trip to Rajasthan, starting October 29 2018 It’s a sensational journey through one of the most colourful and entertaining parts of India. Interested? Check the itinerary.



Just back from a one-week mobile safari with World Expeditions and if you want to see Africa’s wildlife in all its raw splendour, Botswana is tops.  The ace in the country’s pack is the delta of the Okavango River, one of Africa’s wildlife treasures, a vast freshwater wetland that covers most of northern Botswana. This wetland borders the Kalahari Desert but every year the waters that rage down from the Angolan highlands spill across the region’s sandy plains as they search for a route to the sea, creating a complete eco-system, from insects to tiny reed frogs to hippos, elephants, leopards and lions. The delta is home to several semi-permanent safari camps but the mobile safari was outstanding. Population pressures are light and the region’s wildlife thrives practically unmolested. This is one part of Africa where every lion pride and every stalking leopard is not surrounded by a herd of safari vehicles.




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