This Week in Travel – Episode 281


  • Gary: Lake St Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a World Heritage Site) on the East coast of South Africa. Best place to see Hippopotamus. If you’re in Durban, drive up the coast to get there. The Eastern coast is the warm water coast. 
  • Jen:  Los Cabos. Garza Blanca Luxe all inclusive resort. 
  • Madeline: Walking along the coastal trail. There are stretches of the walk high on the bluffs in California. Her favorite stretch is the perfect pandemic Pacific Ocean coastal trail. Park at the dog-friendly Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. There are free spots where you can park and go to the beach. Amazing views. 


  • Gary – If you are anywhere within a year of your passport expiring, do it now. You don’t want to be in a position where you have to go somewhere, and there’s something wrong with your passport. 
  • Jen – Fast no muss no fuss covid testing for pay. 
  • Madeline – Portable luggage scale. Needed in Africa for the little planes. 22 kilos per person.