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
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
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
It’s been 8 years to be exact since I was once in my homeland of South Africa. For anyone that has moved abroad that is a long long time not to have your feet on the soil that is within your soul. Too long. They say life happens while you’re making other plans, that’s the truth of life. First problem … A medical mishap – … Continue reading Part 1 : Ultimate South African Road Trip
Have you ever wondered what makes rainbows so magical or why it feels so good to come out of the house on a cold winters day and to feel the sunshine touch your face? Would we truly appreciate that feeling of the sun on our faces if it weren’t so bitterly cold? If we didn’t experience the cold would we still appreciate the sun? I … Continue reading What is sunshine without a storm?
Forgiveness is one of the world’s greatest mysteries, one that seems to always come with a short answer “just accept and move on”. Hah! Yeah right… seriously? Just accept it and move on? You have to be kidding people! After hearing that one liner so many times I stopped asking others how they came to forgive another. I started to realize that each of us … Continue reading Is forgiveness really possible?
A few slight misconceptions I am hoping that TV & Media have abolished… While travelling I was always asked the same questions about Africa, people thought of me as brave and courageous but I digress, the normal questions and my responses… Question: Aren’t you scared of walking around, what if the lions get you? My Answer: Not at all, if a lion were to come … Continue reading An African Questioned…
At birth we are full of wonder, new sights, sounds and smells envelope our senses. We are more open to people, learning and life. Something happens along the way and each year as we grow older we start learning that not all in the world is good, kind or nice. We harden and start blocking our senses in order to protect what we hold dear. … Continue reading Scars on the Soul and acts of Kindness
So many times in life we shy away from things because we have been hurt before, we shy away from the very things that we want most of all. The fear of disappointment can sometimes take over our need or want, hiding it into the oblivion and warping our perceptions. Those perceptions can often get thrown “helter skelter” and as we go on they get … Continue reading Give, Hope, Love, Live
I am linking to these two posts again, if you have not read them yet then I suggest that you do, politely of course. Hayden’s Women Need Protecting and Joy’s post Safety tips for children. Those posts really have me thinking and before they think I am “link stalking” let me explain. There are some things we take for granted, personal safety and protection is … Continue reading Self Defence and the cool habit gang