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SHARE THE THRILLS! My content is based on authentic experiences and genuine observations. While I strive to provide you with the most enjoyable and informative travel experiences, it's important to remember that my content is based on personal experiences, anecdotes, and research. I aim to offer inspiration and insight, to share the wonders of the world and the joy of exploration.

  • Apr 26, 2024

Embark on a captivating journey through the landscapes of Sicily, Sardinia, and Tuscany, Italy, as we explore affordable historic properties and investment opportunities. Join me as I share insights from inspecting over 50 properties, revealing the charm of Neo-Classical estates and traditional Sicilian architecture within reach. Discover the art of property investment while navigating legal considerations, infrastructure assessments, and the pursuit of timeless beauty. Whether you're a budget-conscious investor or a dreamer seeking inspiration, let's uncover Italy's hidden gems together."

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  • Apr 24, 2024

Exploring the Capuchin Catacombs: Palermo's Haunting yet Enchanting Journey into Eternity

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  • Apr 15, 2024

Delve into the captivating tale of the Volto Santo di Lucca, an ancient wooden sculpture shrouded in legend and spirituality. Uncover its origins, miraculous journey, and recent discoveries that make it the oldest of its kind in the Western world.

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  • Mar 11, 2024

Embark on a captivating solo adventure through the rugged and picturesque landscapes of Sardinia's Gennargentu mountain range. Follow the challenging 110 km drive, guided by Google Maps and the reassuring voice of a companion, and discover the enchanting village of Seulo. From the narrow cobblestone streets to the warm hospitality of an Airbnb, experience the authentic charm that sets Seulo apart. Delve into the secrets of longevity as you explore the village's reputation for hosting centenarians, and unravel the mysteries of Villagrande Strisaili. The journey through the Gennargentu range offers breathtaking views, diverse landscapes, and a unique glimpse into a world where time seems to stand still. Join the expedition that turned a farewell into a personal milestone, showcasing the beauty, challenges, and hidden treasures of Sardinia's heartland.

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  • Mar 7, 2024

Embarking on a five-week journey through Sicily and Sardinia, my seasoned perspective in the travel industry unveils intriguing insights into Italian B&B hospitality. In encounters with hosts, genuine warmth sometimes gives way to transactional exchanges. While accommodations are clean, the absence of thoughtful extras like tea facilities and local treats is noticeable. Traveling in winter, I expected a unique experience, but the reality often fell short, hinting that exceptional hospitality aligns more with top-tier establishments. Reflecting on recent stays, including a 'castle' lacking genuine warmth, underscores the essential elements that make guests feel truly welcome. Join me in exploring Italian B&B hospitality—revealing its strengths, exposing challenges, and pondering the essence of a truly welcoming guest experience.

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  • Mar 5, 2024

Embark on a captivating solo journey through Sardinia, where the vibrant streets of Cagliari reveal a celebration of graffiti as an art form. From the historic charm of the Old Town to the tranquil allure of Bosa, each step tells a tale of art, history, and the need for space. Join the adventure and discover the enchanting blend of culture, authenticity, and breathtaking landscapes that make Sardinia an offbeat gem in the heart of the Mediterranean. 🌍✨ #SardinianAdventure #CagliariToBosa #SoloTravel"

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To travel is not to escape life but for life not escaping us!

Welcome to, I share various destination and subject matter for travel inspiration, tips, and guides. Share my thrills and embark on a virtual journey with me as I explore the world's most breathtaking landscapes, indulge in delicious cuisines, and uncover hidden gems. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice adventurer, my blog shares unforgettable travel experiences. From immersive city guides to off-the-beaten-path adventures, I have got you covered with insightful narratives. See my world through camara lens. Every photo tells a story. Join me and let the blog be your passport to a world that you would have loved to experience. I will take you there!

Embark on a virtual odyssey with Vivienne Gunning at, a digital chronicle of a seasoned world traveler and safari expedition leader. Dive into captivating narratives, stunning photography, and rich tales that unfold the untamed beauty of the natural world. Join Vivienne, a passionate 60+ explorer fearlessly navigating solo adventures, as she shares the wisdom gained from a lifetime of globe-trotting. Subscribe now to witness the beauty of solo travel, cultural exchanges, and the wonders of the world, meticulously woven into a rich tapestry of words, art, and photography.

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Join Vivienne Gunning on a captivating journey to Sicily, while she embrace the unknown, exploring unexpected twists, cultural festivals, and the enchanting cities and villages of Sicily. Follow her quest for new beginnings in this immersive travel blog

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  • Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

I can be contacted 24/24 7 days a week on my WhatsApp number: +27827950411. If I do not respond immediately I might be travelling g and in an area where there is limited WI-Fi reception. Your message means a lot to me and I will respond ASAP. Vivenne



David Tett
President, Bushtracks Expeditions

2 February, 2014 Dear Sir, Madam, This reference letter outlines the loyal and exceptional performance Vivienne Gunning has delivered to Bushtracks Expeditions and our international travelers for over 15 years. Vivienne has demonstrated an ability to learn and develop management skills for a variety of functions and projects required by Bushtracks. Initially she assisted us with significant, complex, ACMI, long haul, multi-stop airliner charters across Africa, from Johannesburg to Addis, from Cape Town to Casablanca, and on our circumnavigation of North Africa and the Sahara by private 737 jet. Her role included planning flight routes, arranging overflight and landing permissions, negotiating and contracting with airport ground handlers, supplying and managing the on board catering and cabin crew, monitoring passenger service quality, setting up of fueling stops and logistics, and more. From her successful management of our aviation charter function, she grew into our most experienced Expedition Leader with more trips, guests, and destinations to her name than any of our other leaders. Alongside this role she also developed project management skills that helped us set up and deliver a 50 bed Caidel tented camp in the Sahara desert in Niger, where she also set up and managed a very successful and remote field kitchen that delivered high quality meals to our private jet guests. A second project she managed for us was our contract with Doli Lodge in the CAR, and again she proved her project management skills. Here she was tasked with planning and sourcing fittings and soft furnishings in South Africa and the CAR, shipping them to a remote part of the CAR rainforest where she was required to install and creatively refurbish the lodge and its landscaping on a very tight budget, to train the staff and get them into uniform, and to train the chef and his kitchen staff and install a weekly menu system. In short I can recommend Vivienne for a position in the tourism industry and vouch for her dedication to hard work and delivering results in an accountable fashion. President Bushtracks Expeditions

Suzette Nieuwoudt
Former Interim Executive Director, SADC Aviation Safety Oversight Organisation / Project Coordinator ICAO COSCAP-SADC

Vivienne is a specialist in her field with decades of experience in aviation ranging from finding the best-suited aircraft for “flying safaris”, leading expeditions and managing logistics. Tending to every detail of the tour group’s needs in an artistic manner comes naturally, whilst topping it by sharing her positive energy to round off every expedition and every adventure as a “once in a lifetime experience”! Bravo Vivienne, you lead by example!

"Be the change you want to see in the world! Your donation to the Women's Empowerment Project in Kerala, India, will help empower women and girls to achieve their full potential." HELP ME TO HELP THEM! PLEASE DONATE, EVEN A SMALL CONTRIBUTION ADDS UP.

Greetings! I am thrilled to share my current mission with you - I have embarked on a journey to Fort Kochi, Kerala, India, where I am contributing my time and efforts to a Women's Empowerment Program as a volunteer. My aim is to help these women discover their potential, equip them with vital life skills and entrepreneurship knowledge, and empower them to identify and pursue business opportunities, no matter how small. I believe that this project will not only add value to the challenged communities but also allow me to grow, learn, and be challenged in new ways. Kochi is a bustling and thriving market with tremendous potential for growth and success. Through this program, I hope to gain valuable experience that will help me connect with communities in Africa. However, I cannot achieve this goal alone. That is why I am reaching out to you for support. There are many ways you can contribute to my mission, including pledging your support on my fundraising page at Your support can come in the form of thoughts, social media shares, or financial donations. As a token of my appreciation, I will share my journey with you through updates on my blog at and send special video updates to donors. I strongly believe that the best way to make a positive impact is by working together. As Helen Keller once said, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." With your help, we can create a lasting impact and make a difference in the lives of these women. Thank you for considering supporting my mission. 

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