By Kellie Bright on Sun, 28/10/2012 - 10:11am, 0 comments
On Facebook, we asked for your comments on visiting the East Africa Mission Orphanage (EAMO) in Kenya. It's one of the highlights of any Gecko's trip to this part of the world, and gives you a chance to see the incredible work being done by owners Ralph and May Spinks.
There's over 200 kids at EAMO, and on our visits you'll get the chance to take a tour of the place and spend time with them. Just don't be too upset when they beat you at soccer!
By Kellie Bright on Mon, 10/09/2012 - 12:50pm, 0 comments
Go beyond the highlights and get into some of the awesome street art, shopping, food and culture that Cape Town has to offer. We'll get you away from the crowds, around the traditional wine routes andoff the beaten track.
Get up and at 'em early today, cos you might be feeling the effects of a few South African wines tomorrow morning. But before we get to that, it's time to get amongst Cape Town's thriving bean scene.
By Kellie Bright on Thu, 02/08/2012 - 11:32am, 0 comments
Here’s the first in our new series of product reviews. We’re gonna highlight a bunch of useful bits and bobs that can help improve your travel experience. From gadgets, luggage, clothing and accessories, these products have all gotten the thumbs up from Gecko’s.
By Kellie Bright on Tue, 31/07/2012 - 2:29am, 0 comments
Tired of pounding the pavement? Is the man gettin you down? Sounds like it's time to recharge, refresh and take a journey for the mind, body and soul.
Now don't freak out - it doesn't mean you have to wear tie-dye pants and grow your armpit hair. We just think you could do with a bit of rejuvenation. You don't even need to be religious to make the most of a spiritual journey. Just be prepared to open yourself up to a deeper travel experience.
By Kellie Bright on Sat, 28/07/2012 - 2:00am, 0 comments
So...the wedding's over, the gifts have been opened, the hangover has receded and you're still picking bits of confetti out of your hair. What next? The honeymoon of course! While all the rest of your guests have to go back to the daily grind, the two of you get to jet off somewhere fabulous and bask in the glow of marital bliss (or just sleep for a week cos you're so exhausted).
By Erin Aldersea on Thu, 12/07/2012 - 11:13pm, 0 comments
After a Gecko's trip visiting the East Africa Mission Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya, Ann Treloar's life will never be the same. Since her first visit, Ann has volunteered at the orphanage and is currently back in her hometown of Melbourne fundraising for a new library for the EAMO kids.
By Kellie Bright on Tue, 19/06/2012 - 11:26pm, 4 comments
Nathan works in our UK office, and just came back from the 21-day Botswana and Zimbabwe Adventure. He managed to find some time between celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and preparing for the Olympics to answer a few questions.
Take a look at some of his highlights, and see why he reckons travelling in a small group is the way to go. Oh, and he got pretty close to a couple of lions too...
By Saskia Vanwaaijenburg on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 12:51am, 3 comments
Sitting at home, packing for an overland tour means packing for the unexpected and unknown, which means one thing – less is best. I am what you would call a minimalistic packer. I tend to take just the basics when I travel because when you are overlanding, there are no butlers to wait on you, no porters to carry your luggage, no one to rely on but yourself, and your trusty backpack that you need to carry. Yes, and when it comes to carrying, less is definitely best.
By Saskia Vanwaaijenburg on Thu, 10/05/2012 - 5:05pm, 7 comments
Saskia van Waaijenburg is one of our most passionate Gecko's travellers. She has been on countless journeys, meeting hundreds of people and taking thousands of photos along the way.
Take a look at the faces of Africa, in this stunning set of images kindly supplied to us by Saskia. So many emotions can be seen - joy, curiosity and something in the face of one little girl that seems to be hard to define. One thing's for sure, the memory of these faces will stay with you forever.