Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Celebrating Our First Blogoversary!

Today is all about celebrating my turning 1 year old in blogging! Wuhuuu!!!When i first started blogging i had no clue what i wanted to write about, all i knew is i wanted to write! With time, i realised that the best thing to write and rumble about was nature and all its components. A love that can never escape my heart.The animals, the trees and plants, the lodges and hotels, the jungle, the beach, conservation, global warming and so much more!

I was looking at some of my first blog posts and they look so awful! (LOL) I wanted to take them down but i thought if i do that then i would be sort of erasing the memory of where i came from, plus they are a great laugh! The truth is when i took up blogging i thought it was going to be as easy as ABC but i realised that that was not the case. It took time and consistency but most of all personal commitment.The secret to blogging is having fun while you show that side of you that makes you tick! I must say i have alot to be thankful for, i have created a whole lot of bloggy friends and through this blogs i have re-discovered my potential and rekindled my love for writing!

I therefore say thank you for all your lovely comments (not always lovely) and as a promise and commitment to my blog, i will hence fourth create consistencey by blogging every Tuesday & Thursday! (I hope and pray i manage that!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Top destinations for people under 30 years and the young at heart

I can imagine my blog topic for this post is ridiculously funny because when i first heard about the survey, i thought it was pretty interesting. People under 30 years are energetic and if not all then at least a majority of them want to go on a trip where they will party and drink themselves silly! And true to my thoughts, according to travelwires.com this are the places where the under 30 years and the young at heart can grace themselves for an energetic getaway!

1. Ibiza 
Obviously a choice that could not miss the list due to the Spanish island's reputation for parties with its famous clubs most notable being CafĂ© del Mar.The ultimate riot and a glimpse of some of the world's best DJ's and bands, Ibiza is the place to visit especially during their summer time. As the famous 19090's  pop group Venga boys sang " Oh..we're going to Ibiza..! Oh..we gonna have a party!"  

2. Cyprus 
Just as Ibiza, Cyprus is a party zone. An island destination in the Mediterranean Sea known not only for the finest restaurants ,clubs and shopping spots in the area, but also home to a sea monster legend. According to travelwires, either the locals drink way too much or there really is a monster!

3. Capetown

The weather and scenery make cape town a prime destination with the young and young at heart. With loads beaches, forests, mountains and outdoor life, there’s always something to do while in SA.

4. Rio De Janeiro
World class festivals, samba in the streets, club hopping till the crack of dawn  are just but a few of the options that Rio has got to offer! Brazilian carnivals have always been on my must experience list before i die so i totally understand why Rio is placed number 4!The well known Rio carnival is the largest in the world with up to two million people joining in the street parties every day during the event.

5. Acapulco 
Well known for being the vacation place where superstars and billionaires go to when they need to relax and have a good time such as the Acapulco beach resort. You’re bound to encounter high rise hotels, irresistible beaches and an explosive nightlife culture dominated by dance clubs, cocktail bars, beach drinking spots and live entertainment. A strange but great attraction that i would be a must see when i visit Acapulco is the cliff divers, who can be seen jumping from horrifying heights into a flaming ocean lit with gasoline. (I know it's creepy and wired!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

The little things that makes it so beautiful!

I came across these images and i thought i could share them with you. The images depict Lake Elementaita area in Kenya.:)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Making Headlines: Kenya's Olarro Camp, Maasai Mara

After Yahoo revamped their travel site earlier this year, I thought to myself that it would just be another travel site but i was wrong.The articles they feature and the places they write have left me inspired and in awe,they have made me fall captive, a slave of their own musings.

Today as i read all the top travel headlines i came across an article that made my day. The topic, 2011's worlds best new hotels and lodges and on the list at number 2 was Olarro Camp! This was great because lately, Kenya has not featured as a top destination as was the case a few years back. The reason why i felt happy was not only because Olarro is a lodge in Kenya, but i have been to Olarro and i concur 100% with it being in second place as a place to reckon for your next holiday or your next visit to the Mara!

With a silent partner like Paul Allen (yes, that Paul Allen, the investor and co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates) backing Olarro, Designer Anthony Russell has worked his magic on the seven thatched cottages and a two-bedroom villa: the tiled floors resemble giraffe markings, and the billowing fabric ceilings give the feel of a tented camp.This is the perfect getaway, especially with the wildebeest Migration just around the corner!

Dinning Area
Olarro Lounge
Olarro swimming pool