In her own words 

PLAYING FAIR, PLAYING FOR ALL

  The past week has been one of high drama for the game of football. But sadly not on the pitch. With the world's leading football body, FIFA, coming under unprecedented accusation and condemnation, the game playing took on a whole, new, nasty nature. A sport...

AS THE GROUND SHAKES APART, THE WORLD UNITES

  For all of the awe and analysis that comes with observing the evolution of the global travel and tourism industry, one truth remains at the core of the 'why' of global travel: the world wants, and needs, to connect. And there is no greater force than travel and...

ONE WORLD, ONE HURT, ONE HOPE

  As the month of March began, the first anniversary of the disappearance of MH370 was just days away. One year on, not one concrete clue has emerged around what happened to the aircraft with its 239 souls on board. The one great aviation mystery of our...

BEING STILL TO TRAVEL BEYOND

  With the world around us opening more and more each day to personal exploration through travel, a natural excitement and energy bubbles up in the hearts and minds of  passport, smartphone and credit card carrying nomads from far and wide. The ability to...

THE AWE OF OUR WORLD’S OPENING DOORS

  Just 5 years ago it would have seemed beyond belief, beyond border approvals, beyond principle. And then the world changed – Myanmar (Burma)’s doors of possibility – politically, economically, logistically, philosophically - were thrown open....

PRESSURE POINTS

  To stand in a security line in any airport across the globe, between the period of December 16th and December 24th, is to feel the peak of pressure of a year gone by. Exponentially more people, going more places, in a rush, with stuff in tow, and little...

LOVE IT. HATE IT. JUST PLEASE DO SOMETHING.

  It has been called a stream of unflattering adjectives - "offensive", "clumsy", "patronising", "self-indulgent", "idiotic". It has been called "un-African" and "inaccurate". What it has not been called, once, is "ineffective". Whatever Band Aid 30 is being...

AS ONE STAR FALLS, ANOTHER RISES

  Slowly, methodically, thoughtfully, she reads out, word by word, punctuation by punctuation, her analysis of the past seven months. Without pressure or prejudice, she takes her time to make certain her thought process, her reason for awaited final words, are...

EVERYONE IS SOMEONE

  “Welcome to ____, Helen Mirren.” Those were the words making their way across the radio to thousands of listeners across the city early one morning while they quietly made their way to work. Words meant to fill listeners with a sense of pride and curiosity...

A WORLD OF CHOICES FOR SOUND, AND SILENCE

  Every day for the past several weeks, the headlines have been beyond fiction. Wars flare up despite the 100th anniversary of WWI urging us to never forget the costs of war, aircraft fall from the sky victims of wrong place/wrong time at a time when even air air...