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FitBit a fabulous fitness tool and motivation, discovering my health and fitness with Discovery!

I have not been fitness-conscious in many years, but in preparation for my Camino walk, I decided to invest in a FitBit, a watch that not only tells the date and time, but also provides information about one’s activity in terms of steps and kilometers covered, calories burned, and one’s heart rate. All the measures are tracked daily and weekly, from the time that one startswearing the FitBit. Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 24 July

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   The Royal baby boy Prince George Alexander Louis Cambridge could be worth $1 billion, according to eTurboNews.

*   Burgundy has been hit by a severe storm with hail and rain, with 75% of some vineyards destroyed, reports Dr Vino’s blog.

*    Two young Capetonians, Marthinus Botha and De Vos Meaker, have launched a ‘local is lekker’ brand Green Shebeen, attracting eco-conscious wine drinkers.   The brand has been developed as a joint venture with Org de Rac Estate in the Swartland, and is contemporary and hip, yet based on age-old organic farming methods, making it a premium organic wine that is accessible, fun and totally unpretentious. The brand has been launched with a Rosé and Chardonnay. (via Catalyst Communications).

*   South African wines and rooibos tea will be sold on a trial basis by a supermarket group in Brazil, after a trip last week with the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI). Continue reading →