Botswana blog: Days 1-4

The Botswana 4x4 trip has come to an end, and the end of a trip is always bittersweet. This bittersweet is further multiplied when you've spent vacation out of touch with the rest of the world. Yes, you miss your friends, family and pets; you're a bit curious about current events; you might even miss … Continue reading Botswana blog: Days 1-4

Botswana Blog: 4×4 Honeymoon 1.0

I'm sitting in a rusty camp chair, my feet propped up on the back bumper of our trusty 4x4. To my left, a pair of banded mongooses roll and wrestle across the sand; to my right, a red-billed hornbill is calling out from his perch on the branch of a jackalberry tree. The mid-afternoon sun … Continue reading Botswana Blog: 4×4 Honeymoon 1.0

Botswana blog: the itinerary

When Ricky and I first started looking at the map of Botswana, we had pipe dreams of somehow seeing everything in 17 days. There are apparently over 18.5 thousand kilometres of road in Botswana, and only a quarter of these are paved. That alone would make driving the whole country a sizeable feat (thank God … Continue reading Botswana blog: the itinerary

Botswana blog: the wildlife

This is part of an ongoing series. See Botswana Blog for more! T-minus four days until departure. I. Cannot. Wait. This post has a special interest to me, as wildlife is certainly the aspect of this trip I am the most excited about. I actually just came back from Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve here in … Continue reading Botswana blog: the wildlife

Botswana Blog: the trusty 4×4

I am so excited to start our trip next weekend, I can hardly think of anything else. Ricky and I did some meal planning and shopping over the weekend, so we are probably 70% prepared. Lucky for us, the 4x4 we are renting (from Avis Safari Rental and through Reynolds Travel) comes with everything you … Continue reading Botswana Blog: the trusty 4×4

20 of my favourite travel quotes

As Ricky and I prepare for our Botswana trip, I've been posting travel quotes daily on my twitter feed. Travel quotes hold a special meaning for me, not least because they provide inspiration. When Ricky proposed to me in June 2016, part of his proposal involved handmade wooden signs on which he had etched quotes … Continue reading 20 of my favourite travel quotes

Botswana Blog

Lions and rhinos and bush pigs – OH MY In just about a month, my husband and I will set off on a new adventure: a two-week journey from Johannesburg through Botswana. I have never been to Botswana and consider this the opportunity of a lifetime! Check out my newest posts on this journey: Botswana … Continue reading Botswana Blog

Hikes: Johannesburg

  If you're anything like me, you like being outside and experiencing all nature has to offer. I'm never happier than when immersed in nature. I like to hike [and camp] to escape from the 'real world' and to remind myself of the beauty surrounding this city. These hikes are reasonably close to Joburg and well worth … Continue reading Hikes: Johannesburg