There is much to be said about the American Thanksgiving holiday, I didn’t grow up with it and the whole huge bird almost the size of an ostrich part still gets me every year. Most American’s have it down … I’m still trying to make sure it is cooked all the way through! I digress. Thanksgiving is one day a year when family and friends … Continue reading Thanksgiving thoughts
After a solid 48 hours journey we could officially say we were in South Africa! We heartily consumed a filling healthy breakfast (bacon and eggs is always healthy come on!) we headed out to Addo Elephant National Park. I am an animal lover, specially wildlife in all shapes and sizes, and we decided to do a Safari right off the bat to get our “feet … Continue reading Addo Elephant Park in a day
I love spots that are hidden and off the beaten track. Many tourists don’t know about this hidden gem and often skip it for other more famous sights. This for me makes it more appealing, less crowded and even more a “I need it on my list” kind of place. #simonstown #bouldersbeach #africanpenguins Continue reading SA: Jackass Penguins are all that!
It’s surreal going through something you’ve so often seen on the news, I’ve lived in Florida now going on 8 years and we often have the watches for the hurricanes but they’ve always swung away. Not this time, no matter how much we spoke to the Weather Gods, prayed or told the weather man on the tv that he has it wrong and to go … Continue reading Sharing Hurricane Irma
There is an ancient belief that objects hold the energy of those that surrounded them, that ancient buildings, temples and lands have stories to tell if we were to just stop and listen for a moment. I like to believe that this is true and ever since I was young I found myself drawn to the “ancient” things of the world. Castles, temples and … Continue reading Touching History
Every now and then when you visit a country you happen upon a place that leaves you with lasting memories and warm fuzzies. The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary was one such place for me. We stopped off at Jukani on the way to Oudtshoorn, after our Addo Safari adventure we wanted to get a taste of more animals and really liked the sound of visiting a place … Continue reading South Africa: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
The beauty of long layovers and being stuck in an airport you get the time to think and ponder on life, where you have been and how far you’ve come. Watching my fellow travelers pass me by I got to thinking about Comfort Zones… So often we live as we are taught, we follow what we are told about how we look, how to dress, … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries of comfort zones
Napa Food and Vine (NFV for short here on SF) invited me out their part of the world for a mini working vacation, spontaneous vacations are the best kind and who was I to say no? First up let me just correct all of you who are as misguided as I am. You know those beautiful mountains between Phoenix aka the desert, that white stuff on … Continue reading Heading to San Fransisco!
After a much needed rest we decided to head out to Cape Town, it was a stormy day perfect for a mini drive. The Cape Storm is known to be one of the most impressive with the clouds and sea action. We weren’t disappointed! So far I have been to a number of places during winter and I can honestly say I don’t think there … Continue reading The Cape Storm Photos
The Shark Diving finished around lunchtime so we stopped and had a quick bite to eat then hit the local grocery store to stock up on much need Road Trip supplies. At around 2pm we started the long journey to our final destination, Somerset West, a town about 30 minutes from Cape Town situated on he picturesque Helderberg mountains and just 15 minutes from the … Continue reading Part 7 – Heading to Cape Town