The Panorama Route

PanoramaRoute

In June 2014, John and I went to South Africa to explore Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route. We drove through Kruger National Park from sunup to sundown one day: You can read all about that adventure HERE. The … Continue reading

Ashbourne Country Escape

Ashbourne

In June 2014, John and I stayed at Ashbourne Country Escape, a guesthouse located in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Our goal was to find a home away from home to explore South Africa’s Kruger Park and Panorama Route. … Continue reading

Things to Do in Ubud, Bali

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In March 2014, John, Kelly, and I went to Bali after spending a week in New Zealand. One day we hired a taxi to take us to a few of Ubud’s temples and sights. Many of the temples require your … Continue reading

Where to Sleep and Eat in Ubud, Bali

VillaRomantica

In March 2014, John, Kelly, and I went to Bali after spending a week in New Zealand. We stayed at Villa Romantica, located a short 5 minute taxi ride to the center of Ubud. Villa Romantica is a modern Balinese … Continue reading

Save Money with TravelPony

TravelPony

One of the questions I get asked the most is, “What are your favorite travel booking websites?” My answer usually sounds something like, “It all depends on what you’re looking for”. Super helpful, right?! But it’s the truth. There are … Continue reading

Sacred Monkey Forest — Bali

Monkey Forest

In March 2014, John, Kelly, and I went to Ubud, Bali after spending a week in New Zealand. One of the highlights of our time in Bali was the Monkey Forest of Padangtegal. The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature … Continue reading

Akaroa, New Zealand

Akaroa

In March 2014 John, Kelly, and I went to New Zealand to spend a week with our son, Michael, and his girlfriend, Leah. When we visited them in November 2013, we were on the North Island of New Zealand. This … Continue reading

Weekend in Morocco

Morocco

In February 2014, John and I went to Morocco for a long weekend. The airfare from New York to Rabat was too good to pass up. After landing in Rabat Friday morning, we immediately hopped on the train and headed … Continue reading

Leather Souq in Fès, Morocco

LeatherSouq

In February 2014, John and I went to Morocco for a long weekend. One of my favorite places to visit was the Leather Souq. This tannery in Fès is the oldest leather tannery in the world. Tanning leather involves a … Continue reading

Western Cape, South Africa

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In January 2014, John and I went back to one of our favorite countries: South Africa. We chose to stay at LovanE Boutique Wine Estate and Guest House in Stellensosch. We loved the peaceful wine farm experience this small working … Continue reading

Table Mountain, Cape Town

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Table Mountain, or Tafelberg in Afrikaans, is a flat-topped mountain overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. The level plateau is approximately 3 kilometres from side to side and it is believed that Table Mountain was formed under … Continue reading

Big Green Egg-Cademy with Bertus Basson

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In January 2014, John and I went to a Big Green Egg hands-on demo at Hidden Valley Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. I stumbled on the event while researching Stellenbosch restaurants a couple of days before our trip to South Africa. … Continue reading