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I can’t wait to explore the world with you! 

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    What to Wear on an African Safari

    When I was shopping for my South Africa trip, I had no idea where to start. What does one wear on a safari? After some research, I found lots of articles that recommended long sleeves, pants, and a hat. I knew I wanted to wear a hat, but I wasn’t convinced long sleeves and pants were necessary in the 90-degree heat. So instead of packing my lululemons and nikes, I went shopping.

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    The Best Luxury Safari Lodge in Sabi Sands

    If you’re wondering where to stay on a safari in South Africa, you’ve come to the right place. When I first began my research, I had no idea where to start. I saw a flight deal to Johannesburg and jumped on it. I knew I wanted to do it right, which meant a lodge with all the amenities. And when you want a luxury safari experience in South Africa, you go to Sabi Sands.

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    In the Bush: Safari Photo Diary

    Wow, what a wild adventure! I can’t believe I was able to spend 4 days and 3 nights in Sabi Sands. Sabi Sands is a private game reserve in South Africa that borders Kruger National Park. There is no separation between them at all, so animals roam freely between the two. The difference is that […]

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    Cape Town Travel Guide

    I love you, Cape Town! Wow, what a magical city. Cape Town really exceeded my expectations. Before I went, I had heard lots of things about safety and while it is important to be careful in Cape Town (and anywhere!), I was blown away by how much Cape Town has to offer. The people were […]

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    Golden Hour

    Wow, what an amazingly beautiful backdrop Ryan and I found at Groot Constantia as we were leaving. It was golden hour and as we walked hand in hand back to our car, we couldn’t help but stop at this gorgeous golden field. After a few test shots, it was clear we had to have some fun and shoot.

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    Great Constantia

    When heading to Cape Town, visiting a winery is an absolute must. With hundreds to choose from, you’re bound to have a good time no matter what you choose, but we had the Constantia region recommended to us the most, so we went with that.

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    A Taste of Woodstock

    Woodstock is still very much an up-and-coming area of Cape Town. And sadly, it’s not always the safest like many other areas of Cape Town. Luckily for us though, we had a guide from Urban Adventures who showed us around. I love doing private tours of places I wouldn’t usually be brave enough to explore […]

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    Playing with Penguins in Cape Town

    When I was planning my trip to Cape Town, playing with penguins on the beach was by far at the top of my to-do list. When my friend and business partner Lauren went to South Africa, I saw her photos with the penguins and knew I had to find that same beach.

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    Boston City Guide

    I finally made it to New England! Like I mentioned before, it has been my dream for a while to see the area where our nation was founded, and as a city girl, you know I was heading to Boston first. I really lucked out with this trip because Ryan used to live in Boston, […]

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    Coastal New England

    When I picture New England, a rocky beach and a lighthouse are the first things that come to mind. So, of course, this coastal scenic view was at the top of my list when visiting the area. I’m so glad to say that I found it! While this lighthouse is smaller than I anticipated, it’s surely much better than the first lighthouse we routed to.