Category: Stories

Give someone well traveled organs.

August is Organ Donor Awareness month (#ORGust) Organ failure seemed like something that only happened to other people. Until it didn’t. We woke up one day finding ourselves in ER’s at 2am. We found ourselves Googling “How long is the waiting list” and breaking down crying at the search results. We learnt how to dose […]

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2016 Rio Olympics

My obsession with the Olympics started way before I fell in love with the grand opening ceremonies, the magnificent gymnastics or the nail biting swimming events. It didn’t even start with the summer Olympics. To be honest, it didn’t start with the Olympics at all. It started with a movie. Once I can recite by […]

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Tiny Towns – Montagu

This week the lovely Laura from Harassed Mom take us with to the gorgeous little town of Montagu.  Montagu is a gorgeous little town about 2 hours from Cape Town on Route 62! It is surrounded in mountains, making you feel like you are literally in the middle of nowhere but it is fast becoming a […]

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Way leads on to way.

Some weeks are more difficult than others. Who am I kidding, some years are more difficult than others. But you carry on hoping, praying that when you reach the other end you would have accomplished something. This year has been littered with (very) late nights, more responsibility than I ever thought I would have to […]

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Heritage Site Stone Cottage

Green Getaway Booked via Airbnb Just off the N4 en route to Nelspruit. There is an “S” turn and a low level bridge to your left. When you turn off between the orange orchards you find a gold fish and koi farm (yes goldfish) and a gate with insane electric fencing. When you hoot the owners […]

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I am jealous.

When I flip through my twitter, Instagram and Facebook and see photos of exotic travels, this Average Traveler gets excited. I am a large fan of living vicariously through others and following their adventures along one post or photo at a time. I love reading about others travels. It inspires me to go find my own. […]

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Tiny Towns – Tell your story

As an average traveler my destinations are often what other travelers consider boring. Not note worthy or vanilla even. But I have this theory that once you start enjoying the small dusty and dodgy towns you will enjoy the big trips to exotic places just so much more when the opportunity for them comes around. My tiny […]

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Why I choose to live in JHB

I cannot tell you how Often I get asked why I live in Johannesburg, if I am from Cape Town. Every-time I explain that I work for a wine estate (am opening a tasting room/brand) but am based in Joburg, people’s immediate response is “Why on earth did you choose Joburg over Cape Town?”. Recently my answers […]

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