Peace, Love & Giraffes

Chasing dreams and adventure in South Africa


Encounters with Elephants – Wildlife Wednesday

At dinner the other night with friends, we were showing off some photos from our Kruger trip when we came across some photos of a baby and momma elephant. Our friend squealed in delight, and I smiled, remembering just how amazing it was to watch that little baby running in between its mom’s massive legs. For this… Read More

Always, Forever

Two years ago was the best day of my life. I stood under a huge ficus tree beneath the Jupiter Lighthouse, and said my vows to the love of my life, my rock, my everything. The day wasn’t without a hitch. It rained before our ceremony, and not just a light drizzle, it poured. The… Read More

Getting Cozy with the Lions

In anticipation of tomorrow’s Vodacom Cup, in which the Golden Lions take on the Griquas, I am recounting my very first Lion’s Rugby game.   It will be forever etched in my mind as the time my girlfriends and I somehow convinced half the Lions team to take photos with us. I’m still not sure how we did it.… Read More

My Current Obsession: Bunny Chow

For me, few things beat a good curry. It is the ultimate comfort food – creamy, warm, savory, sometimes sweet and as spicy as you like. I’ll never forget my first curry experience, it was a Thai Panang curry with chicken at my next-door neighbors house. Growing up, anything oriental was never on the family’s menu. They… Read More

Dear mom,

Thank you. Thank you for being my biggest supporter on this wild adventure in South Africa. For saying “go for it” even though I’m sure you were thinking “are you sure about this?!” For graciously taking care of my fur babies back home and all of the “adult stuff.”  For always being there when I need… Read More

Big News & Hitting the reset button

Well, we have packed our suitcases once again! Our flights are booked and we are preparing to head back to the States the first week of June. (!!!) If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to, you can probably imagine…packing, planning and adjusting to our new temporary home (we are staying with friends in Joburg until… Read More