Voyage South Africa—Toasty Gardens & Table Mountain

I thought that spending 6 days in one place would feel like a slow crawl. We are so used to moving around night after night when we travel. Cape Town is one of those places that deserves a deeper dive and more comprehensive stay. The city is layered with restaurants, beautiful outdoor space, waterfront walks, … Continue reading Voyage South Africa—Toasty Gardens & Table Mountain

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Voyage South Africa—Hermanus to Cape Town

We woke up buried under a thick blanket on a chilly morning. South Africa’s days are piping hot, but its nights are soft and pleasant. After an overly-generous breakfast from our B&B host (is 4 eggs really necessary?) we bid goodbye to Swellendam with reticence. There was just one more day “on the road” before … Continue reading Voyage South Africa—Hermanus to Cape Town

Voyage South Africa—Plettenberg Bay to Swellendam

We woke up to the sound of the ocean. It was so refreshing and perfect. The B&B was quiet except for the occasional clanking of dishes from the kitchen down the hall. We ate through a huge, delicious breakfast from our host that included a mountain of fresh fruit. She recommended a short hike that … Continue reading Voyage South Africa—Plettenberg Bay to Swellendam

Exploring Iceland– Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Home Bound

It was hard to believe that this morning would be the last one where I would wake up in Iceland. We got up early to make the 3-hour drive to the airport for our evening flight, with plans to circle the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on the way. Stykkisholmur was breathtakingly quiet when we left the house. … Continue reading Exploring Iceland– Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Home Bound

Road Trip Maine—Nostalgia in Portsmouth, NH

The next day we decided to do some lighthouse hopping on our way down to Portsmouth, NH. Katie found a few spots along our route that looked easy to get to, but we found out quickly that the presence of a lighthouse does not always mean the presence of a parking lot. Our first directions … Continue reading Road Trip Maine—Nostalgia in Portsmouth, NH

Fading Coastline and San Diego City Streets

I walked out of our hotel room to a view of the mountains behind a few palm trees. Today would be our last day of coastal driving before we reached San Diego. The scenery would shift away from the dramatic and congestion-free setting we had grown used to and progress into a town-dense stretch of … Continue reading Fading Coastline and San Diego City Streets

Finding my Freedom on the California Coast

The last time we drove the California coast, we were headed north on our 5-week trip and we trekked from LA to Napa with only a single night stopover. It was incredible, but there wasn’t enough time to really absorb it like we had wanted to. We have a music festival in San Diego at … Continue reading Finding my Freedom on the California Coast

Honolulu Bound—Bluer Beaches and Brighter Berries

It was hard to leave the little island of Maui, which had won my heart with rain forest-like drives and sunsets that looked like they were from paintings. Our next stop would be Honolulu, a more urban-style Hawaiian island and also the most densely populated island of them all. We hopped aboard a full-size Hawaiian … Continue reading Honolulu Bound—Bluer Beaches and Brighter Berries