2016 means I've beginning my fourth year as a travel journalist at Getaway Magazine. Sjoe, it's gone by in a flash!
Over the last year I visited some really incredible places in Southern Africa, here's a collection of my favourite photographs and travel experiences from 2015.
The more botanically inclined may recognise it as the Adansonia digitata, others might know it as the dead-rat tree or perhaps the upside-down tree. In Botswana, they settled on the moniker mowana for the mighty arboreal beast known to most as the Baobab.
Just 157 km from Johannesburg, you can find herds of elephant, excellent rhino sightings, beautiful sundowner spots, roomy shaded campsites and quiet hides to watch giraffe lapping up water as the sun shakes the sleep from its eyes.
Crowning Botswana's north, Chobe National Park was the country's first national park and is rumoured to have one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa.
The best way to soak up this incredible river-side wildlife? Beautifully by boat.