Day Trips · Europe · Food · Italy · Travel Photography · Weekend Getaways

Exploring Napoli & The Amalfi Coast: Mediterranean Paradise On A Budget

The Amalfi Coast has become a popular destination for luxury beach holidays, and it’s not hard to see why – with its dramatic craggy coastline, gorgeous, tiny hotels and B&Bs perched atop cliffs overlooking Vesuvio and the Bay of Naples, delicious fresh seafood, impossibly blue water, and plenty of small-town Italian culture to discover, this… Continue reading Exploring Napoli & The Amalfi Coast: Mediterranean Paradise On A Budget

City Tours · Day Trips · Europe · Italy · Rome

Ostia Antica – Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Ostia Antica was one of the very first colonies established by the ancient Romans in Italy. In its glory days it would have been a bustling, cosmopolitan city made wealthy by trade, industry, and commerce. Connected to the capital via the Tiber River, Ostia received goods from other countries in the Mediterranean and beyond (such as grain from… Continue reading Ostia Antica – Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Africa · Day Trips · South Africa · South Africa · Weekend Getaways · Wine Lover

Elgin, South Africa – A Romantic Escape into the Apple Valley

A Spring Wedding in the Overberg Countryside Last year in October, my husband and I had our family wedding celebration at South Hill Farm in Elgin, just outside of Cape Town. October is springtime in South Africa, which means frequent cloudbursts, apple blossoms, green vineyards, sunshine, and bright blue skies dotted with wispy white clouds.… Continue reading Elgin, South Africa – A Romantic Escape into the Apple Valley

City Tours · Day Trips · Frankfurt · Germany

Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany

Christmas in Germany is nothing short of magical, especially to someone whose Decembers have always been hot and sunny. I never quite understood the whole “festive Christmas spirit” until I visited a real Christmas market for the first time, wrapped up in a huge calf-length winter jacket, thermal hat and gloves, and a cup of… Continue reading Weinachtsmarkts in Deutschland / Christmas Markets in Germany

Africa · City Tours · Coffee · Culture · Day Trips · Food · South Africa

Kalk Bay – Seaside Whimsy in Cape Town

I visit Kalk Bay every time I return home to Cape Town, and it has become one of my favourite places in the world. I sifted through several years of my own photographs of my adventures there, and decided to do a full-length article on this quirky, nostalgic, and magical corner of my home country. ❤ I… Continue reading Kalk Bay – Seaside Whimsy in Cape Town

City Tours · Culture · Day Trips · Germany · Hannover

Top 3 Hannover Highlights

Hannover was the first city I called home in Germany, and it remains one of my favourite cities in the country. Situated in Northern Germany, about 1.5 hours away from Hamburg by car or high-speed train, Hannover is a small and laid-back city that is often overlooked by travellers. Known as the “City of Gardens” in… Continue reading Top 3 Hannover Highlights