Category Archive: Travel

April 18, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Reader Recommendations: The Top 15 Icons to See in New York

Reader Recommendations: The Top 15 Icons to See in New York

I’m turning 30 this year and I do not plan on playing it down or allowing it to slip by with little fanfare and even less cake. I actually can’t wait to turn 30 and experience all that my next decade holds – most of my girlfriends are already in their 30’s and they are even […]

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March 12, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Book Your Spot: TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways

Book Your Spot: TOAM Reunion Island September Getaways

After visiting Reunion Island 5 times myself and receiving countless questions from readers and friends eager to visit, I decided to develop the Tails Of A Mermaid Reunion Island Getaways as an opportunity for young (and old!) women to visit the island independently, while in the safety of a group. It’s a way for likeminded […]

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February 26, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

When I’m craving a little luxury and relaxation, I always head straight to the winelands. One of the best things about living in Cape Town is that we’re less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful countryside and delicious food in South Africa. Franschhoek is so beautiful at this time of year, […]

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January 31, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

5 Places to escape to for a weekend away during the Cape Town drought

5 Places to escape to for a weekend away during the Cape Town drought

Day Zero is rapidly approaching Cape Town and by now, we should all be doing absolutely everything we can to save as much water as possible. The reality of the drought has seriously hit home and it’s safe to say we are all preparing for the day when taps across the city are going to be […]

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January 23, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

VIDEO: Self-drive Houseboat Holiday with Le Boat Vacations

VIDEO: Self-drive Houseboat Holiday with Le Boat Vacations

Watch my video to see what a houseboat holiday in the French wine region of Burgundy looks like. I went on the all-girls trip of a lifetime with one of my best friends and our two moms in the autumn of 2017 on board Le Boat’s Horizon 4 luxury houseboat. Imagine spending all day soaking up […]

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January 19, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

What to Pack for a Road Trip in South Africa

What to Pack for a Road Trip in South Africa

With thousands of kilometres of (relatively) well-maintained roads, beautiful landscapes, diverse scenery and idyllic towns, South Africa is the road tripper’s dream destination. It’s hard to decide which part of South Africa is best for road trips, and that depends on what experiences you’re after and what kind of landscape you love. I love mixing […]

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December 13, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

#WalkMyCity: Woodstock Street Art

#WalkMyCity: Woodstock Street Art

I always say there’s no better way to explore a city than by foot. Pounding the pavement gives you the opportunity to really feel the city – get in touch with the smells (not always that great tbh), the energy and especially the people. My neighbourhood of Woodstock is one of the brightest and most […]

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November 22, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

My boyfriend always says it’s hard to shop for me, but I can’t imagine why. I literally love all presents! His argument is that I already have everything I need, which is fair enough. But do I have everything I want? I think not. I’m a big believer in gifting spoils, rather than that gifts […]

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November 15, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

What to Pack for Summer in Cape Town

What to Pack for Summer in Cape Town

The weather in Cape Town is, in a word, unpredictable. Which makes packing for your first visit kind of confusing. Add to that the fact that many visitors think it’s not-stop safari as soon as they land and you’ve got way too much khaki and not nearly enough cute dresses on your hands. The reality […]

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My Guide to Having The Best Time in Cape Town This Summer

Summer in Cape Town is pretty dang exceptional. There’s a major buzz in the air, the streets are always milling with tanned locals and visitors from around the world and the extra long days mean more time for activities! Whether it’s your first visit to the Mother City or your annual return to the mountain, […]

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