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European Adventure Part 2/5: 3 Days in Taormina, Sicily

August 27, 2019 ♥♥♥ Stay: Villa Taormina  Dates: June 4-7  For 3 nights and 4 days, we holidayed as the local Italians do in the heart of Sicily in a town called Taormina. Known for its upscale shops on Corso Umberto, rocky beaches and delicious food, we knew we were in for a treat. And it […]

Mauritius: Babymoon in the Tropics

May 2, 2019 ♥♥♥ Ready to emark on the dreamiest babymoon of all time? Let me create the setting for you: set 2000 kilometers (1200 miles for the Americans) off the coast of mainland Africa lies the swoony tropical island of Mauritius. Floating on the warm Indian Ocean, this island, which was once colonized by […]

Desert Escape at Kagga Kamma Private Reserve

December 24th, 2018 ♥♥♥ Day 1: Cape Town to Kagga Kamma A 3 day weekend in the middle of December during Cape Town’s peak summer season definitely calls for a desert escape.  I’d heard Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve in Cederberg was a perfect remote place to unwind, detox and simply relax. These traits are what made […]

Getaway in Hermanus at Mosaic Private Santuary

December 19, 2018♥♥♥ Our third and final stop (and might I add our FAVORITE stop) on my birthday road trip was a getaway in Hermanus at Mosaic Private Sanctuary. Mosaic is located slightly south of Hermanus in Stanford on the Cape Whale Coast and is known for some of the best whale watching in the world. […]

How a One Night Safari at Sanbona in South Africa Compares

December 13th, 2018 ♥♥♥ Our second stop on my birthday road trip was a one night safari at Sanbona Private Game Reserve. Sanbona is located 3.5 hours away from Cape Town. It’s the closest luxury safari destination for those who don’t want the expense and hassle to fly to South Africa’s main safari destination, Kruger National […]

Adventures in South Africa Wine Tasting: Mont Rochelle

December 11, 2018♥♥♥ The adventures in South Africa wine tasting continue with an overnight stay at the famous Sir Richard Branson’s winery Mont Rochelle. For my birthday weekend (August 8th- which incidentally also fell over Women’s day which is a national holiday here- HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!), we decided to do our first road trip through […]

Tanzania, Zanzibar & Kenya Part 5/5: 24 Hours in Nairobi, Kenya

December 5, 2018 ♥♥♥ Part 5, the final conclusion of our East African adventure continued from exploring Tarangire National Park, to milking cows in Ngornogoro Crater, to witnessing the great migration in the Serengeti, to wandering around the tropical oasis of Stone Town, Zanzibar, to finally arriving in Nairobi, Kenya for our last 24 hours of adventure in East […]