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We are National Geographic Contributors.

If you haven’t already seen from our many posts, we have contributed to the National Geographic’s latest book called “Ultimate Journeys for Two:Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent”! Thanks to the incredible travel blogging couple, Anne and Mike Howard from who authored the book, and invited us to be one of the ‘power couples’ from around the globe to contribute to a section.

You’ve guessed we have of course contributed to the Beaches and Islands section; a no-brainer given that we’re are mostly found in or near the ocean, on an island ( if we can help it), stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling or diving. Any guesses which island we wrote about? Tioman Island in Malaysia.

We can truly say that the more we read and talk about this book, the more excited we get about it’s potential to not only inspire couples around the world to get out, explore more, but add a touch of romance and adventure whilst they are out there. We love that the book covers various landscapes of mountains, rivers, beaches, islands and more, gives travel advice for couples ( as travel can be super stressful) and various intensity levels so you decide whether its for you or not.

Win a copy of the book

Because we are all about inspiring everyone to travel more and break out of your comfort zone, we are giving away a copy of this epic book. Enter here on our Facebook page between Monday 18 September- 29 September and stand chance to win ( open to South Africans only, sorry!).

About the Book and Authors:

Written by the founders of, this inspiring book reveals hidden-gem destinations and insider tips for unforgettable couples travel. In these informative pages, Mike and Anne Howard—officially the World’s Longest Honeymooners and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek—whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple–no matter their age or budget.

Chapters are organized by type of destination (for example, beaches, mountains, and deserts) to help travelers discover new places and experiences based on their interests. Each entry focuses on a specific region, getting to the essence of each locale and its one-of-a-kind offerings. The authors reveal the best time to visit, the best places to stay, and recommended activities—each with their own adventure rating to illustrate level of intensity.

Special features include funny and insightful stories from the Howards’ own adventures, expert advice from other renowned traveling couples, and tips to increase the romance and excitement at each destination. A large map shows every location covered in the book, and each entry has a locator map depicting the city and country. Both entertaining and informative, this book is an invaluable resource and inspiration for a lifetime of travel.

In Media

Here are some of the interviews we’ve already done with a few TV and Radio shows we work with regularly- The morning Expresso Show on SABC 3 broadcast nationally in South Africa as well as on the Africa channel broadcast in the USA, Cape Talk radio, Helderberg Radio ‘ Passport to the World’. More interviews to follow so keep your eyes peeled…

TV Interview on Expresso( SA) and on the Africa Channel (USA).

Having a laugh as we chat to Graeme Richards on Expresso.

Radio Interview on Cape Talk Radio ( Cape Town)

To Listen click here: Afternoons with Pippa Hudson.

Chatting all things travel and the Nat Geo book with Pippa Hudson.

  • In the sound booth with producer Amy Rae.

Same Interview aired on Talk Radio 705( Johannesburg)

Radio Interview on Helderberg Radio.

To listen to our interview on Helderberg Radio, click here: ‘Passport to the World’.

Cathy Retief-Neil welcomed us back on her show ‘Passport to the World’ to chat about the book.

Where to buy the book:

The book is available for purchase on Amazon: ultimate Journeys for Two. In South Africa books will be available in stores from the end of October, early November 2017.

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