Sahara Desert Tour

From Fes, we were picked up by our guide Omar for a shared tour across the country of Morocco. Our main destination was the Sahara Desert, but we stopped by many other areas along the way since the drive was so long. We stopped almost every hour, driving along the Atlas Mountains. The first day…

Fes & Chefchaouen

My friend M (not husband M) and I just came back from a whirlwind week in Morocco. We were a little nervous going into it because we’d heard a lot of stories of getting lost or getting harassed, especially as two women traveling alone; thankfully, the reports were less intense than expected, but I did…

The Eastern Cape & Panorama Route

On our way back from Kruger National Park, we were able to spend some time on the Panorama Route and various towns in the eastern cape. It was fascinating observing the differences between the Eastern and Western Cape – the Eastern Cape is a bit quieter, and a bit less cosmopolitan. We spent a full…

The Garden Route, South Africa

Dear reader, It’s Saturday morning in Boston, on March 2nd, and it’s blizzarding outside. Currently I’m regretting my choice of signing up for a FlyWheel class this morning, forcing me to trek out into the snow. So instead, I’m reliving sunnier times in SOUTH AFRICA. The Garden Route was the last leg of our South…

Franschhoek, South Africa

We’d planned on taking a day trip to wine country – mostly Stellenbosch – during our stay in Cape Town, but the friends we made in Kruger convinced us that we needed to stay at least a few days. So, we switched our itinerary and booked a stay at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas ,…

Cape Peninsula, South Africa

The Cape of Good Hope was a beautiful day trip from Cape Town, as the farthest point was only 1.5 hours away. This was a great sightseeing drive and apparently ranks with the most scenic drives in the world. We rented a car and planned on doing the Cape Peninsula our last day in the…

Cape Town, South Africa

According to a “Here’s where you should live based on your Myers-Briggs type” articles (quality journalism, aka guilty pleasure), I should live in Cape Town. And they’re probably completely right – Cape Town has it ALL: Great food, adventure sports, beaches, mountains/hiking, fascinating cityscape, etc. Not only is the city itself wonderful, it’s a great…

Kruger National Park

After a whirlwind 20 days, we are back from our honeymoon – exhausted but relaxed at the same time, and so grateful for a once-in-a-lifetime trip! We had high expectations for our trip, obviously, but those expectations were blown out of the water. South Africa + Mauritius had a bit of everything – safari, tropical…