Out of Africa

Our adventure in South Africa officially comes to an end today. Who knew 12 months could go by so fast? But what an incredible year it was! We visited a total of 12 countries, 16 UNESCO world heritage sites, saw some old friends and made some great new ones. Continue reading “Out of Africa”

A Perfect Day in Cape Town

With beaches, history, culture, and great food and drink, there is so much to do in Cape Town. Somehow, with so many things to explore in one short trip, we stumbled upon what might just be the best possible way to spend a gorgeous spring day in the Mother City. Continue reading “A Perfect Day in Cape Town”

Sonoma: Throwback to California Wine Country

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While soaking in the glorious surroundings of Stellenbosch last week, it was impossible not to notice the similarities to another region, 10,000 miles away, that is also famous for its wine. So in a first #tbt post, I’ll share with you some of the highlights of a trip we took last year to Sonoma Valley, California.

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Stellenbosch: 2 Days in South African Wine Country

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After our exciting train ride from Joburg to Cape Town, we disembarked and headed north for the mountains. This area is called the Bolands, which means ‘up-lands’, and it has just the right climate and soil to be a world-class wine making region. And seeing how I love wine, and Spencer loves mountains, it was the perfect place for us to spend a weekend.

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Midnight Train to Cape Town

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“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Never has that quote rung more true than when we took an overnight train from Johannesburg to Cape Town. It was certainly not the quickest, nor most convenient way to travel; a flight would have arrived in just two hours instead of 26 by train. I loved it anyway, because it was one of the few times in life when the travel was as much of an experience as the destination.

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