Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven

My blogs are currently being posted on a 2-month delay. Please remember that Australia is still experiencing a devastating bush fire season as a direct result of climate change. Re-posting this article with links for local relief organizations to donate to, if you can! We woke up to the faint sound of birds. I was … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Shipwreck Coast, Port Fairy & Australian Country

Before I share this post, I want to clarify that I am blogging at a nearly 2-month delay. Since our departure from Australia, they have experienced a devastating wildfire season. 14 million acres of land has been burned (7x the acres burned in the 2018 California wildfires) and almost half a billion animals have been … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Shipwreck Coast, Port Fairy & Australian Country

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Wallabies, Snakes & 12 Apostles Sunsets

The next morning, we decided to brave another beautiful lookout in town that sat at the top of a *ahem* hill equally as steep as yesterday’s. We were better prepared this time and the groans of the car were less of a shock. Once again, it was worth the sweeping views from high above tiny … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Wallabies, Snakes & 12 Apostles Sunsets

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Bellarine Wine Tour & Great Ocean Road

Honeymooning with Sara and Katie is never as simple as relaxing on a beach. After four days of lackadaisical living in Fiji and sipping sunlight through our pores it was time to hop onto another airplane. The rest of our trip would be centered on driving the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Port Fairy … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Bellarine Wine Tour & Great Ocean Road

North Wales: Portmeirion to Shrewsbury

We woke up in Tremadog to a crisp, rainy morning. The air smelled a little like being by a boat dock, which was strange since we were nowhere close to anything like that. It had that strangely comforting salty, seaside freshness. We hit the road again with a destination of Shrewsbury, just back over the … Continue reading North Wales: Portmeirion to Shrewsbury

North Wales: Tremadog, Snowdonia & Welsh Highland Railway

The next day, it was time to hit the road again. We bid goodbye to beautiful Llandudno on a sunny morning and before we knew it, we were back in the quiet countryside with little roads and lots of sheep. Before landing in Tremadog for the night (a "suburb" of the village of Portmadog, two … Continue reading North Wales: Tremadog, Snowdonia & Welsh Highland Railway

Voyage South Africa–Kruger National Park

Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area might as well have been on different planets. We hopped a short flight to Hoedspruit, a rural town adjacent to the park that sits in a “malaria zone” (I recommend getting anti-malaria pills from your doc before you come). The size of the arrival airport is jarring … Continue reading Voyage South Africa–Kruger National Park

Voyage South Africa—Robben Island, Peninsula & Boulder’s Beach

I woke up to muffled sounds of construction that welcomed me back to city-sleeping. Our room at Oxford House felt like a little apartment. It was nice to sleep in for the first time in days, and my New York brain was barely roused by the urban sounds outside. The only “plan” for today was … Continue reading Voyage South Africa—Robben Island, Peninsula & Boulder’s Beach

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