Category: Stories

Escape to Augrabies

You know when you were in school and adults used to tell you they wished they were still in school and you thought they were out of their minds to want to be a kid again? The last few months I have become that bitter adult wishing I was back in school. Things got heavy […]

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What is my day job?

If you read the first few sentences on my home page you will know that I work in the wine industry. I have never been too clear about what it is (exactly) what I do, for good reason. This space and site are so far removed from my day job that it feels a little weird […]

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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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