Peace, Love & Giraffes

Chasing dreams and adventure in South Africa


Know before you go: South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Whenever I ask someone who has been to Kruger Park about their experience, their response usually contains one of the following phrases: “life-changing” or “indescribable.” Hopefully I’ll be saying the same thing after next week when I take my first steps into this famous park! South Africans, tourists, and expats alike LOVE Kruger. Why? It’s simply the… Read More

Life of a golfer’s wife: Progress Update

Today was a big day! Drumroll please….my husband signed up for Q-School! For those of you who don’t know, my husband’s dream is to become a professional golfer and the main reason we are in South Africa is for him to pursue his dream (more about that here). Q School is a big step in… Read More

Exploring Melville + Margaritas!

Melville is an artsty, charming town on the Northwest outskirts of Johannesburg. My new friend Chantelle graciously offered to show me around and I jumped at the chance of seeing a new town! We met in Melville at Chantelle’s friend’s house. Her friend is former artist, which explains why the house is just dripping in… Read More

Job offers and finding focus

Some of my friends and family have been concerned that I’m getting “bored” while in South Africa. So I am? Well, the answer is a little complicated. Let me give you the low-down on how I’ve been spending my days. You see, after I started to feel settled in our home, and my husband was… Read More

Five Favorite South African Desserts

So, I’ve been stuffing my face with an embarrassing amount of sweets in the past two months. My curiosity often gets the best of me, and before I know it I’m not just eating one pudding (SA word for dessert, not the jello instant pudding that American’s know!) at the braai, my bowl is filled… Read More

The grass is greener where you water it

I can’t write this blog and pretend that life is all sunshine and rainbows. There have been some unwelcome things to figure out and deal with while in SA. It’s not that South Africa hasn’t met my expectations exactly – it’s gorgeous and overall I feel happy and blessed to be here, but just like… Read More