Don’t Miss the Beauty in Your Own Backyard!

California Dreaming.

Miles of stunning beaches uninterrupted by humans, waves crashing on rocks and into tidal pools filled with little critters, misty mountains and mesmerizing sunsets, saved my sanity during the lock down. California certainly has it’s share of stunningly beautiful destinations! Now that travel has resumed and summer is approaching, let me inspire you to book your vacation or adventure to one of these captivating small towns that move at a deliciously slow pace. Then sip and explore your way through the boutique wine region of San Luis Obispo Coast. Fun Fact… San Luis Obispo County is known as SLO County, suggesting that we should “SLO” down and enjoy the 80 plus miles of stunning beaches, beautiful hotels, delicious farm to table food, and world class wine! (Road trip anyone?) Summer is almost here and it is a beautiful time of year in SLO County. Think barn dance, outdoor movies, free concerts and beach bonfires during sunset. Contact me here to book your summer vacay before everywhere is booked up!

COVID & The Lockdown.

When we went on lockdown in 2020, I could feel the beginnings of a panic attack start in my stomach and with every month that went by, it became more and more pronounced.

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Southern Africa – Safaris, Sun Soaked Beaches and Wine.

If you are thinking about going on safari to Africa, you have several options. This post is about Southern Africa but if you are also considering East Africa, you can take a look at that post HERE and the post with a quick comparison of safari options is located HERE

Southern Africa, the southernmost region of the African continent, comprises of amongst others, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Each magnificent in its own right and quite different.


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East Africa or Southern, for Your First Safari Experience…

East African Safari

Deciding where you want to go first.

Find info about Southern African Safari Experiences HERE.

If you have not been on an African Safari, making the decision where to go is not that easy. There are so many options, each sounding more amazing than the last, which is why working with a safari specialist and/or knowledgeable DMC is important in that process. East and Southern Africa are very different, so I suggest making a list of your priorities. What experience do you want to have? Are you adventurous or do you want to disconnect, go for a few game drives, and lie by the pool? Do you want to have a luxe experience with brick-and-mortar lodges, swimming pools and hot tubs, or track animals on foot and sleep beneath the stars? Maybe both! Who you travel with and the purpose of the trip is of course important as is the size of the group. If traveling with family will there be young kids? Your budget and how much time you have will also be a factor and I do believe that if you are going all the way to Africa, you should spend at least ten days to two weeks to get the full experience. If you and your partner both love Africa and want to get married there, look for my post on weddings in Africa. It will be an unforgettable and mind blowing experience.

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