5 Great Places I Have Visited

I have travelled around the world and have been to some great places.  I have travelled to most continents of the world in my time either on business or pleasure. It is great to be able to see the diverse cultures of the world and to see some really beautiful breathtaking places.

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I have visit South Africa on more than one occasion.  The first time I visited South Africa was before Nelson Mandela walked free and changed the country. To see the changes to South Africa was also amazing given the problems that the country had.

The times after this I have visit Johannesburg and Cape Town amongst other places. and Cape Town is my favorite.

Cape Town is a beautiful city located on the shore of Table Bay.  Going up to the top of Table Mountain is breathtaking.

There is a cable car that can take you to the top so you don’t have to walk.

From Cape Town you have easy access to the great wine region of South Africa and you shouldn’t miss a visit to Cape Point.

Great Barrier Reef

I had travelled to Australia virtually always on business, but one time I went for pleasure and spent a week on Hyman Island on the Great Barrier Reef with my wife.  It was nothing less than spectacular.

Hyman Island is a beautiful place and to be able to go out and dive on the reef with the beautiful corals, the fish and  a few reef sharks was nothing less than AWESOME!

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the Wonders of the World and when you stand next to them you will understand why.  It may not be the highest falls in the world but it is the largest.

Victoria FallsJust the sight, sound and power of the water flowing over the falls is amazing.  The wildlife in the area was also unbelievable, to be able to see the big animals of Africa up close and personal was incredible.

I went to Zimbabwe before the troubles were so bad that it was dangerous for visitors to go into the country.  I was so lucky to be able to go there and see what I did.

Although my wife was not so impressed with flying in a DC3, but to me it just added to the experience!


I included Singapore as it is such a mixed and diverse city with many cultures coming together in harmony in a small  but thriving place.

Of course there is still Raffles Hotel and the Long Bar to go visit for your Singapore sling.  It always amuses me that Raffles hotel is on Beach Road, no beach insight.


You want find a more beautiful set of islands with a wonderful climate.  A place to see giant tortoise and swim in a blue warm ocean.

When I was there my wife and I spent 3 days sailing around the islands eating fish caught off the back of the boat.

There are many Great Places to go visit in the world, check these out and enjoy.

Happy New Year – 2014

Happy New Year

Now that we have all sung Auld Lang Syne or something similar it is time to say goodbye to 2013 and greet 2014.

2014 Happy New Year

Here is to wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  May you be personally and professional fulfilled in what ever you choose to do in 2014.

and for those of you who use la la la when they sing Auld Lang Syne the words to that old Scottish poem by Robert Burns are shown below.

Happy New Year Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.


We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give me a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.


Finally, Enjoy your New Year and start 2014 the way you need to go on. Read my post on knowing your WHY and use this to have an awesome 2014.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all and I hope you all had a wonderful day.

Did you know it was Abraham Lincoln who decreed that Thanksgiving would be celebrated on the last Thursday of November?  He only did that because he was what you might call “lobbied” by Sarah Josepha Hale who was the author of “Mary had a Little Lamb!” So that is how Thanksgiving Day came to be celebrated on the last Thursday of November.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Black Friday’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it was originally used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.  It was not until 1975 that it become more general usage.

Remember you don’t have to go to the store tonight, Black Friday seems to be Black Thursday evening now anyway.  There are people much less fortunate on Thanksgiving than most.  Become a Happiness Ambassador and join the live happy movement and share a random act of kindness this holiday weekend.

Live Happy

Live happy

The Happiness Movement is about sharing happiness. You can claim responsibility for your own happiness and become a catalyst of happiness in the lives of others. Imagine the possibilities if there were more happy and positive people in the world. A world with more peace, optimism and compassion—it’s possible. 

If we want the world to change, we have to create that change—and at Live Happy we start by choosing positivity and happiness. We provide you with tips and tools you can use to affect your own happiness while spreading that happiness in the lives of others. Collectively, our commitment to long-lasting happiness can change the world.

True joy comes from spreading happiness to those around you. And like a pebble thrown into a pond, it only takes one person to create a ripple of happiness. This simple action by you can impact thousands of people. Are you that one?

To learn more about the Live Happy movement contact me but just think about becoming a Happiness Ambassador and do some random act of kindness this weekend.