Who Are We?
John R Wheeling
I started this magazine because I love writing and I love where I live. After writing a couple of books that noone as yet wants to publish, I thought I would take matters into my own hands and do my best to make a living as a writer, and Leisure Times was born!
The magazine has taken on a life of its own. It has taken me places I never thought I would go, and introduced me to many people I otherwise never would have met. I'm making a living as a writer, and I have finally found a way to turn my short attention span and wandering spirit into an advantage in my chosen profession! I hope you enjoy reading the magazine and browsing the website half as much as i enjoy putting it together! Let the Leisure Times Roll!
What is Leisure Times?
Leisure Times is a guidebook for what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Namibia. It is also a magazine with topical articles, fun pages, and information about Namibia, its people, and its wildlife.
What are we not?
Leisure Times is not a book of advertising. It is a book of reviews. The critical difference is that we personally review every restaurant, activity, and lodge in our magazine, and each receives our endorsement. If a restaurant or lodge is not up to Leisure Times standard, we won’t review it, and every activity company in the magazine is hand picked as the best of its kind. We don’t put direct competitors in the magazine. We only work with the best.
That being said, we are not critics, either. It is not our interest to tell you which restaurant is better than another, but rather, what makes one experience different from the next. We want to give our readers a sense of what they can expect to experience when they arrive.
Who reads Leisure Times?
Tourists. We sell Leisure Times in major bookstores throughout Namibia and South Africa, and in airports who fly to Namibia. We also give away books to our clients and hotels, b&b's and information centers. For those who are still planning their next visit, we are contacting every travel agent overseas we can find to tell them what a great resource www.leisuretimesnamibia.com is for their clients.