Author: Gesten Van der Post

Some people say Gesten is the Keyzer Soze of the journalism and content writing world.

If you’re wondering what that chill in the air is, look no further. A vodka, smooth as it is bold, unique in design and elite in taste, is the new master of the market: Illuminati Vodka. If a drink could evoke a sense of refinement, rattle the status quo, all while commanding a room, Illuminati Vodka has achieved it. And with its black matte bottle, unique light-up logo, and smooth, crisp taste, it’s little wonder. Distilled seven times using raw, high quality products, Illuminati Vodka is an ultra-premium vodka. Made from rye, the rye is sourced from one trusted partner…

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After watching the pros execute stunning stunts on TV, many might think that snowboarding is a daunting sport. However, snowboarding is growing increasingly popular among adrenalin junkies and casual sports people alike. More and more people are getting into the sport every year. But many beginners give up after a few attempts at snowboarding, perhaps put off by the learning curve. This action packed sport has certain pre-requisites; passion, good reflexes, endurance, and supple joints. If you have the passion, the rest can be improved upon easily. You also need to start on the right footing and understand how to…

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Social media trends keep changing and evolving at a fast pace. Instagram is right up there when it comes to evolution. In recent times, you can see a sharp rise in IG trends and modifications. Many new features are cropping up while the existing ones, despite their once good commercial viability, are fading away. That’s because of the countless socio-economic changes and Covid-19 wreaking havoc throughout the world. There are multiple organizations and businesses around the globe that use Instagram as their main or secondary tool for revenue generation. The platform is steadily enabling AI-driven upgrades for advertising and shopping.…

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Tacloban, the capital of Leyte province, is a large urban area in the Philippines. Ravaged by a devastating Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in 2013, the city has impressively restored its vitality since then and has become more tourist-friendly. As people say, “The worst of things bring the best out of them,” the renovation plans post the tragic cyclone strengthened the city and its people, besides adding a new charm to the city. Although the gateway to the Eastern Visayas region, it was overlooked by tourists for many years. However, people now book flights to Tacloban to explore the renovated city. From exploring…

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Want to regain your fitness and health lifestyle? We take a look at some of the best wellness and lifestyle accounts on Instagram. 2020 has been a rough year for the world. For most people the pandemic has meant jobs lost, lifestyles uprooted, relationships strained, and mental health tolls like never before. As another year approaches, it is a wonderful idea to be looking for ways to remain positive and pick up new habits that foster health, productivity, creativity, and happiness. Since most people are confined to their own homes these days, it is no surprise that they are spending…

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Joomla is one of the top popular content management system, featuring many advanced options for effective e-commerce website building and management. There are lots of extensions and database tools for Joomla, making it highly customisable. Created in 2005, Joomla has grown exponentially over the last decade to become a top choice in CMS. Now, Joomla boasts of more than 63 million active downloads and ranks seconds to WordPress as the most used CMS platform. Using Joomla enables the effective development of social networking sites too. There are thousands of themes and plug-ins on Joomla now, making it easier to build…

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More businesses are realizing how important it is to have a visual presence online, but are not investing in proper professional website design. It is important though to understand there is more to a website than giving your address and business statement and looking visually attractive. A website needs proper thought put into it to ensure it is designed to be easy to use, has keywords covered, relevant content, links, and a whole lot more. Having any website up is no longer enough. If you want to improve your business, drive traffic and get more clients, your website and content…

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Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, it is made up of over 18,000 islands. The country is home to a plethora of incredible sights to see, with many of its beautiful beaches, mountain peaks and national parks that competes in the ranking amongst the most beautiful in the world. The country has ethereal volcanic craters, alluring rural landscapes, and mystical dense jungles. Everywhere you go in Indonesia you will always find yourself admiring the vibrant country and its endless beauty. Whether you’re looking for a paradise to relax or explore indulge in your inner nature lover self, Indonesia…

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It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia has it’s eyes firmly set on a future as a tourism destination. And new research by the Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has looked at the perceptions of Saudi youth and their parents towards the tourism and hospitality industries. Based on more than 850 face-to-face interviews, the research found that young Saudis are less interested in traditional Saudi jobs such as petrochemicals or the huge oil industry, but prefer those within the strategic growth industries targeted by Vision 2030. In total, nine in ten young Saudis were interested in pursuing a career in tourism,…

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Travelling to America is always a thrill. There are so many places to discover that it can be overwhelming, and most visitors head to the same places. If you’re looking for some alternative destinations to put on your American trip, the team at Black Diamond PR have given us their tips. Whether it’s a city break, a road trip or just a break from business, these are all fab places to make a pit stop. Swap New York for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Birthplace of Andy Warhol and home to the largest museum dedicated too said artist, Pittsburgh has a thriving arts…

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Bucharest is one of Eastern Europe’s most appealing destinations, well known for its safety, inexpensiveness, impressive architecture, and attractive landmarks. Still, one of our favourite things about Bucharest, and what calls out to most travellers is the outgoing and energetic nightlife scene. As Romania emerged from its communist regime during the 90’s, locals adopted an outgoing and party hard attitude, and the city itself evolved to meet these requirements. Partygoers are constantly on the lookout for the latest and trendiest spots to enjoy their evenings, and it is not surprising as to why there are an abundance of spots to…

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Remember the time when you were able to completely switch off and enjoy your vacation to the fullest? The time when your employer, employees, colleagues, clients, and customers were not able to reach you? If you can, then you belong to a one really lucky group of people who is able to disconnect from work and enjoy your vacation. However, when it comes to the rest of us, those days are long gone. Now, even while you are on your vacation, you still need to find some ‘free time’ for working and for catching up. But, it is not the…

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Welcome to Idaho, the nature lover’s heaven and one of the best road trip destinations! This state is big, and be sure that wherever you go, you will end up finding something amazing and spectacular to do or see. From hills and mountains to lakes and waterfalls, Idaho has it all and it is willing to share it with all its residents and tourists passing by. It does not matter whether you are an adrenalin junkie or a peaceful lover of nature, Idaho will treat you well. It is needless to say that if you love the great outdoors, you…

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Whether you have an online blog, or a start up business website, satisfying your visitors should be your number one priority. If you create a good user experience on your website, then your site visitors will return for more. Once you’ve created a loyal audience you can then use your website as a revenue stream through adverts and marketing products and services. This is what is known as affiliate marketing. Match it with SEO for affiliate marketing and you have a winning team… What is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is simply where you earn money by linking your website directly…

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From the outside, and often the inside too, the adventure travel industry appears fuelled by testosterone and facial hair. Bucking this stereotype is Katy Willings, who has been in charge of organising some of the World’s most renowned adventures, including the longest and toughest horse race on Earth, a hair raising long distance paramotor challenge and a motorbike ride across the Globe’s largest frozen lake. In the process of running these trips for others, Katy has had some incredible travel adventures of her own. She now hopes to inspire and encourage other women, and men, to step out of their…

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In a recent study, American workers left nearly 768 million days of unused vacation days on the table. This is up 9% from 2017. Many business professionals in the United States feel overworked and overwhelmed, opting to forgo their allotted vacation days for fear of falling behind. Opting to forgo allotted vacation days can have serious ramifications on an individuals mental and physical health and well-being. However, an even greater issue that persists is the inability to disconnect from the office once on vacation. A majority of office workers have admitted to checking in on work emails and messages while…

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Enjoying the seven seas is one of those things best done from a chartered yacht. You get to explore hidden coves and really enjoy getting away from it all. But how can you find the best price for a boat rental or yacht charter? Making a splash isn’t just the reserve of the rich and famous. Enjoying a sailing trip, or a simple boat rental is an enjoyable activity all around the world. If you’re exploring countries like Greece, Croatia, Thailand, the USA or Australia, going sailing can be an experience that makes the whole trip. Finding the best price…

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If you’re travelling on holiday, or you’re on a business trip, one way to really spoil the whole experience is by getting ill. So it makes sense to know some simple precautions you can take to avoid getting ill when travelling. After all, no matter how long you’re away, you don’t want to waste time laying in bed or running for the toilet! It happens, and the seeds of it are often planted during the trip, especially if you pick up something like a stomach bug. However, there are precautionary steps you can take before, during, and after your time…

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It’s that time of year again! We’ve picked our favourite Black Friday travel deals just for you… It might be that you’re actually planning a trip, so the discount could be useful. Or maybe you’ve been waiting all year for the right time to grab a bargain holiday. Well, this might just be the time to do it. As usual there are some great Black Friday travel deals, and we’ve had a look to find our favourite deals for you. Here’s our recommendations… Priority Pass Airport lounge passes are an essential addition for the regular or luxury traveller. And, the…

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We don’t need to tell you how amazing Japan is when it comes to technology. While many people travel on vacations to see monuments and museums, Japan is one of those places visited for it’s incredible tech scene. In fact, Japan has an incredible history at the forefront of modern technology, with well known tech brands like Sony, Honda, Canon and Nintendo just a few of the household brands to have come from the country. Visiting Tokyo is like visiting a techie mecca for many, with Robot Cafes and museums dedicated to engineering marvels. That said, though, you still need…

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Being a shopaholic is not easy. When you want to travel, you need to do proper research on the best shopping destinations worldwide, so you don’t end up being unable to buy anything. For those who don’t love shopping as much, this doesn’t sound like a big problem. But if you really love shopping, traveling to one of the best shopping destinations is just the thing for you. The good thing about traveling to these places is that there is a lot more to see than just big shopping malls and sale signs. So whoever is going with you won’t…

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