11 Surprisingly Funny Things about South Africa

It may go without saying, but, I will point it out anyway:  Living in another country is VERY different from visiting.   I have been living in Cape Town, South Africa, on and off, for almost a year now and I still experience culture shock almost everyday.  The difference is, now it is every day … Continue reading 11 Surprisingly Funny Things about South Africa

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5 Spiritual Destinations that will Change Your Life 

Whether you’re going on a pilgrimage to deepen your faith or you’re curious about other religions and cultures, visiting sacred places can really open your heart and mind. These places have a distinctive energy, a certain veil of mystery, and you can feel the way centuries have accumulated around them, shaping history as we know … Continue reading 5 Spiritual Destinations that will Change Your Life 

Part II: American Wino in Africa

As I woke up today for my "American Wino in Africa" Day, Part II, I realized how hard this whole blogging thing really is... First, you have to schedule tours, then you have to drink wine...well you get it.. Hard work. JUST KIDDING! Blogging is the best gig ever, and days like today, well... They make … Continue reading Part II: American Wino in Africa

Part 1: American Wino in Africa (and five South African wineries not to miss)

I'll admit it, I have "wino" in my blood, and sometimes it shows- particularly during my time in South Africa. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I love a good wine tasting (or five), but I'm never one to call myself an expert.  Just to share something embarrassing, but telling: I … Continue reading Part 1: American Wino in Africa (and five South African wineries not to miss)

Weekends away on the Western Cape (and how to satisfy a grounded traveler) 

I have to admit...after traveling around the world the past year and a half, constantly being on the go and experiencing newness, I have found myself addicted to the thrill of moving around.  It's a high unlike any other that brings on a special type of bliss.  Travel is- among a million other things- addicting. … Continue reading Weekends away on the Western Cape (and how to satisfy a grounded traveler) 

A Venti Sized Void in South Africa (According to a California girl)

If there's one defining factor amongst all the "basic California girls" back home, it'd be their signature Starbucks cup in hand.  Strolling through town in yoga pants just isn't the same without your daily dose- and sure, it's not the best coffee in the world and guess what?  THEY (we) KNOW THAT! My standards for … Continue reading A Venti Sized Void in South Africa (According to a California girl)