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To Be and Not to Do – That is the Challenge

For someone who loves nature, fresh air, wide open spaces and little cabins in the mountains - as opposed to the bright lights and bustle of the city - my two day breakaway to Kogelberg Nature Reserve held some surprising discoveries for myself.  We've all seen the meme's on Facebook: "If you could live here for a week but had to give up Facebook, would you?" and "Most girls want fast ca...
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7 Dog Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

As a new adoptive family of a 3 year old rescue Dalmatian, we suddenly find ourselves with a little more planning and consideration needed for day outings, and so we are ever on the search for dog-friendly restaurants, trails and activities.  Brody came to us 5 months ago after we decided to adopt a dog to train as my son, Damian's service dog. Damian is 19 years old and uses a wheelchair ...
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Soundtrack to a Good Roadtrip

I was asked to compile a list of 10 to 15 of our favourite roadtrip songs for a radio interview we will be participating in. Oh my goodness... only 10 to 15? What a journey I have been on this evening trying to select my favourites... I have such an eclectic taste in music and the spectrum is just too broad to select only a maximum of 15 favourites. And oh, how my spirits have been lifted on a Mon...
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Answering Ireland’s Call

Ireland has been number one on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I have dreamed of green as far as the eye can see, drinking real Irish beer in a real Irish pub while listening to real Irish music. There have been times I've felt the call so urgently but just not been able to make it happen. For example, in 2013 while on an extended roadtrip, out of work and pondering my next move, I l...
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Pure Tulbagh Experiences

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Not often does one get to revisit a town you already think you have uncovered only to find a host more interesting places, each with their own unique experience, that entice you to want to become a part of the inner circle,  and share in the pride, spirit and sense of community that makes Tulbagh the treasure trove of the "Valley of Abundance" that it is. Wittedrift Manor House I just ...
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New Pairings & Tastings at Devon Valley Hotel

This was my second visit to the Devon Valley Hotel, the first being to experience some of the Taste Sensations of the Devon Valley Detour. I've done many wine tastings and pairings over the last year or two, but this time we were in for a unique experience, once I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend for travellers and groups of friends looking for a tasting with a difference.  Enjo...
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The Best Veggie Burgers @ The Hart Breadhouse & Eatery

I lived in Melkbos a few years ago and had a couple of favourite places to eat. We decided to take a drive out that way for lunch this sunny Sunday afternoon and found quite a number of new places to choose between. After walking up and down the beachfront a few times, we decided the The Hart Breadhouse & Eatery looked like a vibey place to relax and enjoy a meal. With the fresh sea breeze ...
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WWOOF SA – Part 2 – Reflections from Malmesbury

My first WWOOF SA experience in Plettenberg Bay ended with the decision to return to Cape Town firstly to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, and secondly, in search of regular employment again. While submitting job applications, I decided to WWOOF a little closer to home while still at a loose end. As luck would have it, my first enquiry proved successful again and I found myself preparing t...
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WWOOF SA – Part 1 in Plettenberg Bay

Stumbling upon WWOOF [World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms] was a stroke of good fortune. It has been a long-time dream to travel to Ireland, and I was looking at ways to work my way around, as obviously I am not in a position to just go on an expensive holiday abroad. WWOOF is an international organization and has an office in most countries. How it works is that you sign up as a member in w...
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Eat Naan and Curry On at Punjab Express

We're not typically curry diners, I have never learned to make curry at home, and when we do eat out we typically frequent restaurants that serve pizzas, pastas, fish, steak or burgers. A few weeks ago on a chilly evening I craved a good curry and rice like I remembered having in Durban. We ordered takeout curry from a restaurant I won't name, I having a vegetarian option and my fiancé a lamb curr...
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