Big open roads and starry night skies – that’s what I’ve been dreaming of for a while now. We were in central and northern Namibia in 2015 and it wasn’t long after we’d left that I started thinking of our next trip. Having spoken to a few people […]
“All my life I’ve always come back to one thing, my need to feel free and the need to feel the breeze, the ride provides a freedom this gypsy needs, where every road is another blessed memory, a new experience to carry inside my journey, a sense […]
There is one of them in every family! The budget controller! In our case, it’s my husband. My husband can stick to a budget no matter what or no matter where! He takes it pretty seriously, which I am usually happy to go along with, except for […]
Other than a fear of not being able to communicate in Madagascar with our terrible French and zero knowledge of Malagasy, there was only one other thing about planning our Madagascar trip that gave me sleepless nights: Car rental. I’d spent days on google searching for good car […]
We’d waited a year and a half to do this trip and the excitement we felt as a family was almost palpable. The kids had watched the movie ‘Madagascar’ at least 20 times and the words and tune ‘I like to move it, move it,’ would creep into […]
There was snow in the Drakensberg last weekend; usually an event that prompts a migration of motorists to the mountains, hoping to get a hold of some snow, to make a snowman or attempt to drive up Sani Pass. I was busy that weekend and so I missed […]
Sometimes it’s hard not to be consumed by all the bad stuff happening here. The politics, the recent spate of brutal farm murders, the xenophobia, the racism, the tax laws…there’s plenty to make one want to pack up and head to another country or place. Many do, understandably. […]
We all arrive somewhere ‘new’ with big ideas and we imagine what life will be like. It’s not surprising that the path is never straight and it challenges us to change some of our ideas, adapt or simply to ‘hold on tight’ while we bump along the way!
Where have I not been in South Africa? That was the question I asked myself when deciding on a route for our next road trip.