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Wine Not?

Wine. I feel like the day you can truly appreciate wine is the day you become an adult. I started drinking wine when I was 21. A sorority sister informed me that you could fit a whole bottle of wine in a bubba keg and I was sold. Classy, I know. Back then I tended… Read More

What not to do in Cape Town

So, it’s no secret that my Cape Town trip was amazing, but we did make a few mistakes along the way. You can do allll the research possible, but sometimes things come up and you’re like dang, how did I not know about that/bring that/prepare for that? Instead of putting a candy coating on our… Read More

The best surfers at Boulders Beach: African Penguins

When I first heard that South Africa was home to penguins, seeing them was immediately added to my South Africa bucket list. What an amazing opportunity to see penguins in the wild, and bypass the whole freezing temperatures thing. So when we arrived in Cape Town last week, a trip down to Boulders Beach in Simon’s… Read More

For your drooling pleasure…

When I flip through my family’s vacation photos, I always notice one common thread: food. Whether it’s a big bowl of seafood pasta, gigantic garlic rolls dripping in butter and garlic, or a big plate of  spicy caribbean chicken wings from the No Name Pub, we have photos of them. The food may be long gone,… Read More

Oh, Cape Town

Maybe it’s the upcoming romantic holiday, but I can’t help but compare my visit to Cape Town to a short, torrid love affair. I marveled, wined and dined, cried tears of happiness, gasped in surprise, felt the pang of disappointment, elation, and continuously found myself swept up into the beauty of it all. I can’t… Read More

Travel Thursday: Where to stay in Cape Town

Hout Bay -Photo by Hubert January via Flickr

In playing travel agent and planning our trips to Cape Town for next week (!!!) and March I came across hundreds of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, and backpackers available to stay at while you’re in Cape Town. To be honest, as much as it was exciting,  it was a little overwhelming at first! Last week, I listed… Read More

Last game drive in Kruger = giraffes galore!

Before leaving Kruger, we decided  just one more game drive was in order. We went in the Crocodile Bridge gate again, really hoping to check lions and leopards off of our big five list, but unfortunately we had no luck in the cat department. Cats aside, we still saw lots of wildlife and for this… Read More

Monkeying around on my birthday!

I’m a big fan of experiences over gifts, especially when it comes to my birthday.  It’s not always possible to travel every year, but because I am already in South Africa, I wanted my 26th birthday to be one to remember! After giving it a little thought I decided I wanted to go on a… Read More

Spotting the elusive cat

I’ve been reminiscing about our Kruger trip and thought it was about time to show you more of the amazing wildlife we saw. These photos are from the second game drive of our trip, through the Crocodile Bridge gate to Lower Sabie restcamp. One of the first animal encounters of the day was a herd… Read More