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13 South Africa Highlights

South Africa highlights

A few years ago, my sister and I traveled to South Africa, and it quickly became one of my favorite countries. Sweeping ocean vistas along the Garden Route, epic hiking trails in lush national parks, “big five” safaris in game reserves, verdant wine country, and hip urban areas… what’s not to love? With so much […]

Trending Travel Destinations for 2014 – Some May Surprise You!

trending travel

Well, 2014 has started with bang! Mother nature wants us all to know what season we’re stuck in right now, doesn’t she? While we freeze our tushies off in North America, thanks to the ‘polar vortex’ that is sweeping across the continent, those on the other side of the hemisphere are suffering record heat waves. […]

Playing with Tigers, Cheetahs, and Lemurs at Cango Wildlife Ranch, South Africa

Not your average zoo, Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa offers a mixed medley of animal interaction and educational tours. Located in Oudtshoorn (pronounced Oats-horn), South Africa, just an hour drive north off the Garden Route, this experiential animal refuge is one of many reasons to make the trek to the wild-west Klein Karoo (other reasons include exploring the fascinating Cango […]

How to Ride an Ostrich in South Africa

For those of you who didn’t know, Oudtshoorn (pronounced Oats-horn) South Africa is the ostrich capital of THE WORLD. If you are visiting the country, consider making the journey (57 miles/92 kilometers from Knysna, 40 miles/84 kilometers from Mossel Bay) to their version of the wild west. If you’re driving the Garden Route from Port […]

Meet South Africa, One Of My Favorite Countries On Earth

As I sit here, watching the live Meet South Africa Travelblogger Event on Google+, listening to some of my favorite travel bloggers, like Uncornered Market‘s Audrey and Daniel, discuss the importance of our craft, I am inspired to write a post (or many) on the beautiful, fascinating country of South Africa. Questions I am so […]

2012 Reflections: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times.

It was the worst of times… 2012 was a hard year. It was a year of change. It was a year of growth. It was a year of sorrow. It was one of the worst years of my life, as it marked the first of many things without my sweet mother, who passed away at […]

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