Category Archive: South Africa

My 15 Best Travel Photos of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I’ve been looking back at my travels and my photos I took over the past 52 weeks. I didn’t travel as much as usual this year, mostly due to the massively expensive trip to southern Africa we took in May. We went to St. Lucia in November, which I haven’t …

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Finding My Nana’s Spirit in South Africa

On May 14, 2015 I saw my Nana in the South African bush. She died May 14, 2014. I may sound crazy, but I am a big believer that dreams are a means of communication. Right after my Nana passed, I had conversations with her in my dreams. Every night for several nights. Then one …

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Finding the Big Five in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

When on safari in Africa, all travelers hope to see the Big Five. The term “Big Five” was created by the big-game hunting industry, and it refers to the five most difficult African animals to hunt on foot. These days the safari industry has adopted the “Big Five” as a marketing phrase, and it definitely …

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Never Make a Bucket List

The bucket list. Presumably everyone has one, in varying states of completion. A bucket list is, quite simply, a list of things you want to do before you die, a.k.a. “kick the bucket”, goals you are deferring to a later date and time. I am here to tell you one thing: never make a bucket …

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Diving With Great White Sharks in South Africa

A few years ago I went diving with great white sharks in Australia and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. When we planned our Cape Town itinerary, I knew I had to go diving with great white sharks there as well. Our tour left out of Gansbaai, South Africa which is most well known for …

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Amazing Africa!

I just returned from the most epic trip I’ve ever taken in my life-southern Africa! Visiting this region has always been my dream, but cost and distance and logistics have kept me from going. Until now. My husband and I honeymooned in southern Africa for two weeks, visiting South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It …

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