Author Archive for Jared Ruttenberg

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gone are the days when holidays were for just kicking back. Yes, we all love to wind down on a beach for a day or two with a good novel, but recent trends such as volunteer-tourism and educational-tourism have grown in popularity, showing that hands-on experiences are now a vacation must. And It’s not only […]

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Bespoke wine experiences in South Africa’s Robertson Valley

Only a two-hour’s drive from Cape Town, is the picturesque Robertson Valley, traditionally known for its wine and roses. Thanks to a generous range of tantalizing wine and food offerings, Robertson is emerging as an exciting destination for travellers. In every direction ridges of the various mountain stand proudly welcoming you to the valley. From […]

7 unmissable luxury hotels in South Africa

7 unmissable luxury hotels in South Africa

As a travel writer based in South Africa, I have the privilege of visiting some of the country’s finest hotels and lodges. Here’s a short-list of seven of my most memorable stays from the last year, all offer uncompromising luxury, food & wine experiences, and of course set in stunning locations. 1. The Old Rectory, […]

5 luxury escapes near Cape Town

5 luxury escapes near Cape Town

Although the Mother City has a dazzling array of luxury accommodation offerings, and continues to collect a string of international awards, the coastal towns, winelands and mountains that surround her also have some wondrous hidden gems. Here are my top five luxe stays, all within a 90-minute drive of the city. 1. The Marine Hotel […]