Ayutthaya Ruins

The Ruins of Ayutthaya

On our way to Chiang Mai from Bangkok, we decided to make a stop and check out the ruins of Ayutthaya. We spent two nights there, checking out the ruins and cruising along the river. It was only about an hour and a half train trip from Bangkok, so can also easily be done in… Read more »

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Video: Highlights of Thailand

We spent a month travelling around Thailand in March this year and filmed a bit along the way. My boyfriend made an awesome video of some of the highlights of the trip. Read more about our one month in Thailand itinerary for more detail on where we went. When I watched this clip for the first… Read more »

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Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

Going to a Thai Cooking Class in Chiang Mai is often one of the activities on the Chiang Mai Bucket List of many travelers. So, like the many other tourists in the city we added going to a cooking class to our list of things to do in Chiang Mai. After a bit of research online… Read more »

Thailand, Koh Phi Phi Island Longboat (Photo by Michael Langer | www.12thd.co)

One Month in Thailand Itinerary

  Temples, ruins, jungles, street food, Tuk Tuk’s (in various shapes and forms), trains, bicycles, jungles, hiking, sweating (like, insane amounts), naps in strange places, fruit smoothies, Phad Thai, scooters, island hopping, breathtaking views, ferries, longtail boats, snorkeling, exploring, buckets on the beach, flame throwers, fireworks, shopping, Sky Trains and interactions with the most amazing… Read more »

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Weekend at De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Collection, situated in De Hoop Nature Reserve in Overberg, is yet another gem along on the Western Cape coastline. About 3 hours from Cape Town along the Garden and Whale route, this is a perfect weekend getaway from Cape Town or a stopover while traveling along the coast. While it is slightly ‘off-the-beaten’… Read more »

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Stepping out into the Countryside

Large open lawns with a helicopter parked in the middle, vast mielie (corn) field, slow flowing river stream, surrounding hills and shady trees – and that is just the outside of De Hoek Country Hotel. Step into the main building and you will find elegant leather couches, an array of coffee table books, cosy décor… Read more »

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta in 12 Photos

Sunset boat cruises, hippo dodging, croc spotting, canal swerving and mid-night wake ups to the grunts of a leopard nearby – these are just a few of the highlights of our stay on Gcadikwe Island Camp in the Okavango Delta. An experience of a lifetime. For a taste of what we experienced while camping out on… Read more »


Savuti – the Land of Elephants

I recently wrote a blog post about falling in love with Botswana where I spoke briefly about our trip to Botswana. This trip really was the most amazing experience and I’ve absolutely loved sharing stories of the trip. We started our trip with three nights in Savuti. We camped in one of the private campsites that… Read more »


Falling in Love with Botswana

It’s been four months since we returned from the most amazing trip to Botswana. I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to write the blog post about the trip, but I need to get this experience written down before I forget about it (although, I think that experience will probably stay with… Read more »

Mozambique horseriding

White Pearl Resort, Ponta Mamoli

Mozambique is one of those really special places in the world. A country that still has such a long way to go in terms of development, yet has pockets of absolute luxury and pure beauty. One such place is White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli. Hidden along the southern Mozambican coastline of Ponto do Ouro, White… Read more »


    Soweto Cycle Tours

    The best way to truly experience a culture or area that you aren’t from is to get right into the thick of the community. To mix with the locals, walk through the streets, taste the local food and drink and listen to the stories of daily life. You won’t only learn a great deal more… Read more »

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    Morrells Boutique Estate

    For those of you who are stopping over in Joburg for a night or two on route to some of South Africa’s other destinations, look no further than Morrells Boutique Estate for a place to rest your weary travellers head. Morrells is the perfect hotel for business travellers stopping over in Joburg for a few… Read more »