Category Archive: Travel

My Comprehensive Guide to Cape Town for Summer 2018

Not too long ago we were sitting around talking about how it felt like summer would never show it’s sunny face again and the next thing we know its the middle of September and summer is just a few weeks away. With warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, this little city is gearing up for […]

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September 10, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

Around Christmas time last year I wrote a post listing of a few of my favourite gift ideas for travellers. But since any time is a good time to gift someone you love, and because you guys often ask, I thought I’d do an updated version with a couple of new items I’ve found which would […]

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September 6, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Southern California Road Trip: San Diego to San Francisco

Southern California Road Trip: San Diego to San Francisco

There’s no better way to travel. Road tripping gives you the opportunity to explore a destination at your own pace, stopping when you see something interesting or driving like the wind when your next stop is super exciting. You can get a real feel for a place from watching the landscape and the sky change. […]

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September 5, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Staying at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

One of the most common questions I receive from people planning a visit to Cape Town is “can you do a safari near Cape Town or do we need to go to the Kruger?” and until now I haven’t really had a good answer. There are some amazing lodges on the Garden Route and further up […]

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September 2, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , , ,

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Did you know there are almost 600 wineries in South Africa? I haven’t been to all of them of course, but you can’t say I’m not trying. I absolutely love heading into the winelands and exploring big and small wine farms around the Wester Cape. Although I love finding new farms to love, there are […]

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September 2, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying On Board the Jackie O Yacht in Cape Town

Staying On Board the Jackie O Yacht in Cape Town

Living in Cape Town means having access to hundreds of bucket-list experiences, which people travel far and wide to come see, right on your doorstep. But there are so many of the most exciting highlights that I’ve never even seen myself because well, that’s what locals tend to do. So having visitors come to stay […]

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August 7, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Ultimate Carry-On Packing Guide

My Ultimate Carry-On Packing Guide

I really respect people who can travel with just a carry-on, but I am not one of them! Even just a weekend up to see my folks involves checked-in luggage, hand luggage and a handbag. I’m not a light packer. And when it comes to long-haul travel, I’m even worse! I blame my heavy-handed packing […]

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July 31, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Staying at the Ravenala Attitude in Mauritius

Staying at the Ravenala Attitude in Mauritius

To celebrate my 30th birthday, I wanted to go on a proper, unpack-your-suitcase, tropical island holiday.

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June 27, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at Samara Private Game Reserve

Staying at Samara Private Game Reserve

Winter in the South African bush is something truly magnificent. Going on a game drive in the early morning cold, experiencing those few minutes before the sun comes up, waiting to feel its warmth on your icy skin. Stopping for a hot coffee while the birds and the bush are waking up. It’s such a […]

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June 18, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

What to Pack for 36 Hours in New York

What to Pack for 36 Hours in New York

If you grew up watching Sex & The City like I did, you’d be forgiven for believing everyone in New York to be impossibly stylish, waltzing the streets in sky-high heels and tutus. If you grew up watching Girls like I also did, you’d be forgiven for believing everyone in New York to dress kind of […]

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