A Tale of Two Countries

As an American living abroad, I often feel I have one foot planted firmly in the United States, one firmly in South Africa. The two places that I call home are so incredibly different, nearly opposites, yet I have fallen in love with them in equal measure. Being an expat in South Africa has its … Continue reading A Tale of Two Countries

Seasonal work in Bar Harbor, Maine

So I've left my husband... behind. For two months, to be exact. I've taken a seasonal job working in a shop on Main Street in Bar Harbor, Maine, just next to Acadia National Park - one of the most beautiful parks in the United States. Atop Penobscot Mountain For those of you who know me, … Continue reading Seasonal work in Bar Harbor, Maine

Iceland: how to get exclusive access to tourist sites [for free!]

In 2017, over 2 million people visited Iceland. The country's population is 330,000. I don't have to do the math to tell you the result: Iceland is overrun with tourism. With so many visitors, it's hard to believe that Iceland still harbours any remote and untouched places. You might think it's impossible to be anywhere … Continue reading Iceland: how to get exclusive access to tourist sites [for free!]

Hiking Table Mountain’s Contour Path: Rhodes Memorial to Kirstenbosch

I always feel my healthiest after a long hike. Pumping my legs up and down hills, getting the blood flowing, burning off some of the excess vacation calories, seeing the world from a different angle, simply being outside. My favourite holidays involve hiking, biking or other outdoors activities, hence the name of this website! Whenever … Continue reading Hiking Table Mountain’s Contour Path: Rhodes Memorial to Kirstenbosch

Botswana blog: days 14-15

There is one redeeming quality in a 24-hour stomach flu: it only last 24 hours. When we awoke on the 14th morning, my husband was finally feeling human again. As you might recall from my last post, he had gotten violently ill the previous night (at 2am) and nearly scared a hippo to death with … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 14-15

Botswana blog: days 11-13

When we last left off, after days 10&11, our speedometer failed. To fully explain, we have to go back to day 11 when we left Chobe and the trouble began. The video below was taken on the road from Chobe, before trouble found us: Day 11: Departing Chobe for Maun After our amazing morning of successfully … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 11-13

Botswana blog: days 7-9

Chobe riverfront and a day in Namibia. Savuti is known as one of Chobe's most iconic and superb wildlife viewing areas. So it was with some reluctance that we got back on the 'road' with Buh-lah-key, our trusty 4x4, to head north. I forgot to mention something in the previous post, which I will briefly … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 7-9

Botswana blog: days 5&6

Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. After two nights in Maun and a lot of tar road driving, it was time to hit the gravel! Here's a quick recap of what we did in the first few days: Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve (Southgate Campsite) Moremi is a 2-3 hour drive from Maun, depending … Continue reading Botswana blog: days 5&6