My Travel Genie

Month: April 2019

A brief look at São Luís

Think of Brazil and you’re probably thinking Sugarloaf Mountain, carnival, the favela and the World Cup but there is far more to Brazil than you think.  Occupying almost 48% of South America and bordering every other South American country but for Ecuador and Chile, Brazil gives you a lot of ground to cover and varying […]

A brief guide to Recife

After exploring the delights of Rio, the culture of São Luís and the dream dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses, it’s time for Recife.  Here you will find a mix of good restaurants, culture, history and beaches making it a perfect place to stop off for a few days and if you are lucky enough to be […]

Antigua: A beach for every day of the year

Warm waters lapping onto the white sands which coat the edges of this beautiful island will soothe the soul and provide you with a well earned rest.  You have your pick of beaches, 365 of them to be precise, and a wealth of sea life to keep you occupied in the tropical waters.  If you […]

The Classic American Road Trip in a Classic American Car

An American Road trip is something nearly all of us are familiar with.  Route 66, Las Vegas to LA and the Classic Deep South are just some of the most popular road trips you can sample.  Fly into one state and fly out of another, having driven through nature, the city, bright lights, smokey mountains, […]

A Taste of Florida

3 places to add to your ‘to eat at’ list…..and if that isn’t a mouthful the following will be! Victoria & Albert’s This beautifully romantic restaurant is set within the Grand Floridian Hotel right in the middle of Disney World, Orlando.  You may never guess that such a grown up and opulent dining experience could […]

Not the usual Washington DC

Baked goods heaven!  Please take me to Baked & Wired now.  I think the trip to Washington would be worth it for this array of cakes, slices, breads and fine selection of coffee (or tea!).  I have already added its babka, focaccia, kick me in the nuts and bee sting to my list of must […]

A few fun things to do in San Francisco

Alcatraz A visit to Alcatraz is a must if you’re in San Francisco.  It is well known for being the prison island but you will also discover more about its history whilst enjoying terrific views.  You can order your tickets up to 90 days in advance and our advice is to make full use of […]

The South African Safari

There are a couple of options here when considering which areas to visit.  Kruger National Park contains a number of world renowned safari lodges and it is often the first place you think of when looking at a safari in South Africa.  If the safari is top of your list, this is the place to […]

South African Winelands

With so many wines to taste, the red and blue wine trams have to be the best way to experience the winelands.  Head to Franschhoek where you can pick up either of these trams, both of which take you to 7 vineyards in one day allowing you to enjoy the wines without the worry of […]

What to see on South Africa’s Garden Route

Again, as with much of South Africa, there is so much to do along the Garden Route and you will need to carefully consider what you want to see.  We have picked just a few options to get you thinking: Hermanus About an hour and a half away from Cape Town, this is one of […]

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