20 Books to Read When You Cannot Travel

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”- George R.R. Martin,¬†A Dance with Dragons. As any bonafide bookworm can attest to, books (whether fiction or non-fiction) have the ability to take us places… We can travel to unknown cities, foreign worlds and even modern-day places at the turn of […]

Best Romantic Destinations in the Western Cape

Whether you are in the young stages of love; rekindling things with an old flame; or have been soulmates through decades, exploring a romantic destination is always good idea. And what better time to do it than during February, so famously hailed as the month of love? What’s more, with¬†Travelstart, you can fly to your destination, ensuring added relaxation and […]


Guests’ Corner: The Sharonicles

As part of the next instalment in Guests’ Corner – a local and international travel interview segment on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust – I chatted to Sharon, South African blogger and travel writer. South African by birth, international by travel, Sharon is a talented travel writer and blogger at the humourous, insightful travel blog, The Sharonicles. On her blog, Sharon shares […]


Cause | Effect: Home of Experiential Cocktails, Cape Brandy and Creative Cuisine

Since its opening in late 2017 on Kloof Street, Cause | Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar has been making serious waves in Cape Town. It now calls the V&A Waterfront home – and while the scenery has changed, the core values and appeal are the same. With its unique offerings, cocktail creativity and focus on the natural elements […]