Staying at an Airbnb in Cape Town

If I’m staying somewhere a bit longer term, I prefer staying at an Airbnb or some sort of apartment rather than a hostel or hotel. I think it has to do with buying my own groceries and feeling more at…

Escape to Langebaan, a Sleepy Seaside Town in South Africa

There was a sense of absolute relief the minute we opened the car doors and felt a breeze we’d been sorely lacking in Paarl. Lynsey was taking me to her second home in South Africa, a beachy resort town along…

Visiting a Game Reserve in South Africa: Addo Elephant National Park

One of the big things I did while in South Africa was head to my first ever game reserve at Addo Elephant National Park. While visiting my friend, Ros, in Port Elizabeth, we decided to pack some lunch and head…

That Time I Lost My Passport Within One Hour of Being in …

“Can I see your passport?” I’ve just traveled for two days over three continents from Philadelphia to Johannesburg. It’s mid-morning. I’m in the same outfit I left Philly in, and I’ve slept a total of maybe three hours. I still…

A Logistical Guide to South Africa

So, when I first started planning my trip for South Africa, I didn’t quite realize how massive and diverse this country is. Somehow I thought it was reasonable to plan a trip around Johannesburg and Kruger and then get to…

What to Pack for South Africa in the Summer

I’ve finally recovered from my intense jet lag, and ready to dive into photo editing and sharing all the things I did and learned while traveling through South Africa for a month. While I already have post on packing for…