Inside South Africa – Exploring the Countryside

(Wine Country, The Garden Route, George, Oudstroom, Knysna) Groot Constantia Route Options Cape Town to Groot Constantia – 30 mins via M3 Table Mountain to Groot Constantia – 40 mins via M3 Hout Bay to Groot Constantia – 10 mins via M41 Don’t miss this if you want to experience South Africa’s wine county, one … Continue reading Inside South Africa – Exploring the Countryside

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Inside South Africa – Cape Town/Seal Island/Table Mountain

Placing ourselves in the able hands of ‘Royal African Discoveries,’ was a smart move. The name unequivocally stated we would embark on a beautiful discovery that would take us through the best part of South Africa. They delivered to the T. From the time we met a welcoming Kevin, our super-efficient and friendly guide at … Continue reading Inside South Africa – Cape Town/Seal Island/Table Mountain

Inside South Africa – The Boulder Beach Penguins

Penguins in South Africa? Really? Well if seeing is believing then I guess, I have reason enough to believe. The Penguins of South Africa are very unlike their distant cousins in Antarctica. Nicknamed the ‘Jackass Penguins’ because of their donkey-like bray, they are also much smaller in size. Black spots and a stripe on their … Continue reading Inside South Africa – The Boulder Beach Penguins

Prague – The City and its Undeniable Charms

Along with ‘largest’ and ‘oldest’ one other adjective that perfectly defines Prague is ‘Timeless.’ When I stood on the edge of many an edifice in the city and looked into the distance, my eyes strained to find a pause in the continuity of its horizon. The red roofs overlapped one another like gentle waves on a … Continue reading Prague – The City and its Undeniable Charms

On the Orca trail in the San Juan Islands

Travel takes on a very special meaning for those who travel the world looking for wildlife. If you love heading to off-the-beaten-path destinations to see beautiful animals in their natural habitat, look no further than the San Juan islands. Follow along as our guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, takes us on a beautiful adventure around the Orca trail … Continue reading On the Orca trail in the San Juan Islands

Simply Seattle Part 2 – The Call of the Mountain

Mount Rainier calls to every visitor who walks out of Seattle airport. You only have to lift your eyes to the horizon to see it looming over the city, in the distance. Its presence, however, is reassuring, friendly and very welcoming. Make no mistake though; the glaciated peak is an active volcano - the steam … Continue reading Simply Seattle Part 2 – The Call of the Mountain

Georgia on my plate- 8 culinary experiences not to be missed!

There is this big chunk of Georgian cheese sitting comfortably in my chiller at home. Every time I open the refrigerator, my senses are assailed with the rich smoky flavor that emanates tantalizingly from this seemingly innocuous chunk. The smell brings with it memories of rolling hills and green plains, and I’m hit with the … Continue reading Georgia on my plate- 8 culinary experiences not to be missed!