Travels4theSOUL is about transformative mindful journeys with purpose and intention. My journeys are also motivated by my desire to grow through self-reflection, shifting perspectives and fostering deeper personal connections and engagement.

I seek out travel experiences that awaken my senses, widen my horizons and strengthen my connection with the world.  I try to explore new cultures and places in an authentic and more meaningful way. Community tourism initiatives and the work of artists and artisans in the places I visit are always a priority. As a responsible traveler, I want to create a positive impact in the places I visit. I do this by choosing sustainable, positive-impact tourism and authentic travel experiences that cause the least damage to people and places.

Through my travel writings, I fuse the wonder of travel with notions of “Ubuntu”. This is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “I am because we are” or put more simply, I am stronger, a better human if I realise I am part of a greater whole.

Who am I?

My name is Frank and when I am not exploring the world, I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. For most of my life, I have worked in the field of social development, both in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. I am also currently a visiting research fellow at Wits School of Governance in Johannesburg.

As a lover of the arts and a cultural activist, I have contributed over the years to debates on cultural matters. My creative writing has been included in several South African anthologies. I also frequently contribute to the world of poetry through participation in readings. I have recently also begun writing short stories.

But, for the time being I am travelling through South East Asia meeting new people and immersing himself in the culture, history, art and spirituality of this fascinating part of our world.

Join me on this journey of discovery and transformation