Tag Archive: Travel

September 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Top 5 Travel Reads

My Top 5 Travel Reads

How often do you actually have time to sit down and read a book? I’m guessing not that often. At home I try to make as much time as possible to read, but it feels like there’s always something else that I need to do. So on holiday, I tend to motor through books. There’s […]

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September 6, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Bali: Gili Trawangan Guide

Bali: Gili Trawangan Guide

Gili Trawangan is a small island off the coast of Bali, part of the Gili Islands, along with Gili Meno and Gili Air. It’s about a 2 hour boat ride (on a fast boat) from Bali and famous for snorkelling. Of the three Gilis, it’s got the biggest party scene, but if you’re looking for […]

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August 29, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

I’m in Bali

I’m in Bali

After more than 40 hours in transit, including an Uber ride, two 10 hour flights, a night at the Airport Hotel in Doha, a very short stay in a hotel in Seminyak, Bali, several taxi rides, 2 hours on a boat, a terrible sunburn, and one ride in a horse-drawn carriage, we are finally on […]

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August 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Staying Inspired

Staying Inspired

Sometimes having a blog can get a little lonely and every now and then it can feel like you’re shouting into the wind, only to have your words blown away. It’s often super fun and creatively stimulating, but sometimes it’s hard to stay inspired and motivated when you’re sitting at home looking at the Instagram accounts […]

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July 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

I am all about birthdays. But not just my own – I really enjoy celebrating and spoiling the people I love and birthdays present the perfect opportunity to do just this. So when I found out that my dad was going to be away for work on my mom’s birthday, and that she’d be alone at […]

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July 13, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Dreaming of Bali

Dreaming of Bali

My little sister is getting married in Bali this September and I could not be more excited about it. She lives in Australia, but we’ve been chatting almost every day about the venue, the guest list, the bachelorette party…it’s all just so exciting! My sister and her fiancé have booked the most incredible villa for […]

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June 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Mauritius vs Reunion Island

Mauritius vs Reunion Island

If you live in South Africa you’ve probably either been to Mauritius, you know someone who has been to Mauritius or you’re busy planning a trip to Mauritius right now. It’s long been a popular holiday destination for South African families and honeymooners thanks to it’s white sand beaches, close proximity to SA and value […]

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June 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

I never knew how much I wanted to go to Mauritius until I went to Mauritius. After years spent travelling to far-off countries and looking for heaven on distant continents, I found the perfect turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and clear blue skies that dreams are made of just five hours from my doorstep. The One&Only Le […]

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June 13, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: Cape Town’s Luxury Winter Rates

Celebrating Winter 2016: Cape Town’s Luxury Winter Rates

My birthday is in winter, which as a child, was a bit of a bore. It meant I could never host a pool party or have a slippery slide to spend the day skinning my elbows on. But as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the opportunity to snuggle up with a bottle of wine […]

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June 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

The only thing better than a weekend in Stellenbosch is a weekend in Stellenbosch at a winter rate. I say this every year, but winter really is the best time to soak up everything the Cape has to offer. It’s quieter, there’s less traffic, winter rates make getting out and about more often much more accessible […]

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