Category Archive: Travel

May 30, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

While visiting my sister in Melbourne, I was excited to head out of town for a night and explore the famous Yarra Valley. As I’m sure you’re aware, I’m very interested in drinking wine, and I’m always keen to try new varietals and regions. If you’ve never heard of the Yarra Valley before, it’s a […]

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May 26, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Burrow At Wombat Bend

The Burrow At Wombat Bend

Melbourne is undeniably one of my favourite cities in the world. Maybe that’s because it actually reminds me of Cape Town in a lot of ways. It’s culturally diverse, has a great coffee culture, is close to the water, a hipster’s dream and one of the most delicious cities in the world. Another similarity is that […]

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May 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

AfrikaBurn isn’t a party or a festival. It’s “a radical experiment in self reliance”. That means that everything you need for survival and comfort in the Karoo desert needs to come with you and leave with you. There’s no organized entertainment and there’s nothing for sale. But there’s music playing from themed camps and huge […]

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May 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box Hotel

I grew up holidaying on the Natal South Coast, so I have many fond memories of the walking to the beach in the humid, muggy mornings and swimming for hours in the warm Indian Ocean. I haven’t been back in a couple of years, so when my friend Kiersten from The Blonde Abroad invited me […]

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April 24, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Ten Tips for Staying Safe in Iceland

Ten Tips for Staying Safe in Iceland

With one of the lowest crime rates in the world (less than two murders per year reported since 2011), a network of extremely well-maintained roads, a free safety app, up-to-the-minute safety warnings/road conditions available online any time and a reputation as one of the world’s most pro-feminism societies, Iceland is the perfect destination for female and […]

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April 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

36 Hours in Amsterdam

36 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam. A city I’ve been dying to visit since I first watched their great tourism video back in 2012. So when I flew with KLM to Iceland, I decided to make the most of the Schipol layover (and my Schengen visa) and stop over for the weekend. It was a real whirlwind tour and I wish I’d […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

48 Hours in Reykjavik

48 Hours in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and home to two thirds of their 300 000 person population. Even so, it feels more like a town than a capital city of a European country. It’s compact, easy to navigate, beautiful and probably the cleanest city I’ve ever visited.  It’s also home to a bustling food […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

Let me just start by saying once more that this is a guide to photographing the Northern Lights for amateurs. Professional photographers with professional lenses and years of experience will have their own insights and tips, but I’m writing for amateurs, by an amateur, to help you get at least one half-decent picture of the […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

When my friends Camilla, Misha and I decided to travel to Iceland, my first thought was “what am I going to wear?”. South Africans aren’t exactly sartorially prepared for Arctic weather conditions. So I did what everyone does, and hit up Google. “What to pack for Iceland” I typed, and found the same advice over […]

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February 28, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

If you’re looking for somewhere romantic to get away to, but don’t have the time to travel all the way to Zanzibar or Paris, don’t worry because although you might not know it, South Africa is basically The Notebook personified as a country. I wrote this story for the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Travel Ideas […]

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