Essential travel lessons learnt from A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of the most beautifully written adventures of all time. I’m a sucker for timeless classics and one that is filled with adventure, mystery and endless exploration… well that’s just a win all round! The novel was first written in 1864 and tells the story of […]

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Sea Point’s MOJO Market, Cape Town

One of my favorite places in all of Cape Town, (probably because of the memories made here in 2017!) is the artsy food and lifestyle market located on Sea Point’s iconic Regent Road. Designed by Indigo Fusion and Jade & Ginja, MOJO market has an chic urban street-like feel to it, making it one of […]

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10 magical travel words to add to your vocabulary

You leave, have an adventure then come home with a flurry of emotions. Suddenly, you just can’t seem to find the right words to capture the intensity of experiences you had and the feelings you felt. Something magical, something beautiful, something whimsical. Here are ten foreign words that come pretty close to capturing those moments […]

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Travel Calendar: June’s must visit destinations

Whether you’re situated in the northern hemisphere or the south, June is the perfect time for a middle-of-the-year adventure. Wander the alleyways of European cities where the sun only sets after nine or sail down glittering canals with a glass of chilled sangria in one hand! June forms the perfect time for a little summer […]

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A simple guide to choosing the right Caribbean Island

With over 30 islands to choose from when visiting the Caribbean, picking just one or two to adventure in can be a pretty difficult decision to make. From beautiful beaches, to hiking trails, to finding bio-luminescent plankton… there is so much to do and see that it can be overwhelming, leaving you wanting to do everything […]

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10 magical things you will find on a beach in the Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands is known for its beautiful beaches with soft white sands and glistening blue waters. But that’s not all you’ll find here. Wandering here on our Christmas vacation revealed some of the natural wonders hidden away in the Caribbean… wonders that can be only be found when exploring first hand! Here are […]

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#SFIWoman: TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL & THEN… TRAVEL AGAIN

Traveling in Hiroshima

“There is nothing more beautiful than a well-traveled woman with an amazing story to tell.”  It’s easy to get bored of everyday life… to let monotony set in and drain your soul as you sit in weekly presentations, fill up the tank of your car and round up your enzyme assays time and time again. Yep. […]

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15 Interesting facts about Table Mountain

Overlooking the beautiful city of Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most visited attractions. In fact, you can’t really visit the Mother City without visiting the all famous Table Mountain.  Surrounded by Devil’s Peak to the east and Lion’s Head to the west, the dramatic backdrop of mountains is almost picture perfect. As the […]

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A seven day Japan Itinerary

Japan has long been on my list of places to explore. In fact, it was a trip that started being planned back in 2015 although I only ever got round to visiting the year after. Filled with ancient traditions, picturesque locations and a culture that is so unique to the East, it’s hard not to […]

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Unexpectedly tasting shark fin soup in China

Food forms a big part of Chinese culture with tradition and meaning accompanying almost every step of a meal. Business dinners, weddings and other special occasions are almost always met with some form of exotic dish. Shark fin soup is a delicacy found in traditional Chinese cuisine and is made from the fins of various […]

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