We all know that guy who loves to boast. About everything. It might be your neighbour, your colleague or your brother-in-law, but everything he owns, his experiences and achievements are better than yours. If you chat about your car’s fuel consumption, he’ll be quick to point out that his is lighter on diesel than yours. If you mention how much more power your car has now that you’ve chipped it, he’ll tell you that the wrong guy put in the wrong chip. If you feel like bragging a bit about your granddaughter’s report card, he’ll interrupt you with a story about his granddaughter who’s studying to become a doctor. Obviously it’s the same when it comes to talking about holiday plans. You finally got round to booking your stand at Hartenbos, but he already paid his deposit for his stand at Harties months ago. You’re almost ready to cross Sani Pass off your bucket list, and he’s packed and on his way to Van Zyl’s Pass... with a off-roader trailer in tow. Someone like this has the ability to irritate the living daylights out of you. But I have some advice... and we’ve done all the work for you. I can almost guarantee that Mr Bragger has never had the guts to tackle the road to the north of Botswana to the Khwai Concession on his own. Maybe as part of a tour group, but definitely not on his own. And here you have one-up on him. We were there and came back with 28 tips for a dream holiday to this incredible destination. Your enjoyment of your neighbour’s unbridled jealousy is on us. So turn to page 50, start planning, and be sure to write to me at schalk.jonker@ media24.com to tell me how your trip went. And what shade of green your brother-inlaw turned when he heard about it. Safe travels.