Category Women-only travel

Oman -why I fell in love with it

Oman… I wasn’t quite sure what to expect before arriving, not having done much research. Saw a few pictures, heard it was nice, that’s about it. And then I arrived and it all fell into place…

Addicted to Morocco

Why Morocco is one of my favourite countries to travel in…

My favourite books on my favourite place: Morocco

Morocco is a mystical, mysterious and exotic place. It’s a magical blend of Arabia and Africa – from the Atlas mountains to the Sahara desert where the warm, timeless desert breeze touches your soul, to the ancient cities of Marrakesh, Fez and Casablanca, whose protective city walls drip with secrets of days gone by. It’s also a […]

Four things I ALWAYS travel with

I often get asked for travel tips, or what I would NOT leave behind when I go travelling, so here goes. (Just click on the picture for more information and prices): It is really important to have a decent shoulder bag! I gave up wearing money belts years ago!  YUCK! I got tired of having that […]

Why go on a women-only trip? Here are a few very good reasons…

There is nothing wrong with travelling solo as a female, and in fact, it is good for the soul, your sense of adventure and opening your mind. But if you want the hassle taken out of travel (when you travel independently, you spend a lot of time each day just planning your next day), then […]

Negative people on a group trip – how to handle them

So you have booked yourself on a group trip and you are preparing yourself for an adventure that you have saved hard for and that you deserve. It’s your holiday! You are in a good mood and ready for some good times ahead. On the first day you meet your other group members, and everyone […]

7 good reasons to drink Gin

Like you need a reason. But ok, here goes. And this is also why we have gin o’clock on our Venus Adventures trips, it’s an important part of our day. Cheers! 1. Gin and tonic with a slice/squeeze of lemon. Now we all know the benefits of lemons, some say it can even cure cancer. 2. […]

I really did that? Highlights of a she-nomad’s life

Every now and then you need a little adventure in your life to make you feel alive, to have a break from the mundane and the monotonous, to break free from the routine.  Life should not be a straight forward stroll stroll down Mediocrity Street, instead it should have some exciting bumps and curves to […]

A BAZAAR EXPERIENCE – or the Golden Rules on how to avoid getting completely ripped off and buying more rugs than you can poke a stick at when in an Arab souq (market)…

OK, so have found yourself in a fabulous Arab bazaar in some hot, sandy and exotic country. It is a maze of twisting alleyways crammed with people and intriguing shoplets selling bright and alluring handicrafts: colourfully decorated carpets, lamps, clothes, leather and metalware. Trapped in shopping heaven, you almost pass out with excitement. Sweet, musky […]