One Unbelievable Night at The Saxon Hotel

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Travelling through South and East Africa by air will lead to one true inevitability. You will probably end up transiting through Johannesburg on an unbelievably regular basis. Jozi is one of the largest airport hubs on the entire African continent and from there, you can pretty much get anywhere. However, many smaller airports provide a […]

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What its Really Like to Spend the Night at Giraffe Manor: Part II

After a seriously good nights sleep, we woke up SO excited for what would happen that morning. Yep, it was time for us to eat breakfast with the giraffes! I had dreamt of doing this for so many years and it was finally happening. I couldn’t wait for those enormous faces to pop through the […]

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What its Really Like to Spend the Night at Giraffe Manor: Part I

Most of the time, my bucket list destinations are countries or cities, towns or islands. They are regions, ruins and stunning parts of nature. However, some of my bucket list destinations are much more specific. Sometimes these wish-list travel destinations are literally just certain hotels or resorts! Giraffe Manor was one such bucket list item. […]

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Finally Seeing a Smidgeon of Snow in Finnish Lapland!

After a night of no Auroras, I was seriously ready to get out and about. We had initially been booked to go on a dogsledding adventure and a snowmobile expedition, but it’s kinda hard to do these things when there is a marked lack of snow! Instead, we were to go on a visit to […]

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What It’s Like To Stay in a Glass-Roofed Cabin in Finnish Lapland

By now, pretty much everyone would’ve seen pictures of the glass roofed cabins that have become synonymous with Lapland, however, what is it actually like to stay in such a cabin? Getting to Northern Finland is extremely easy. We hopped on a plane in Helsinki, and a few short hours later we had arrived in […]

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Life + Travel Plans for 2019

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By the time this post goes live, we will already be one week into the new year, and for the first time in a long time, I move forward into this new year with very few definite trips planned, and with the strong likelihood that I will be going on significantly fewer adventures in 2019. […]

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My Top Ten Travel Highs (and a handful of Travel Lows) From 2018

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Gosh, it seems like just yesterday that I was celebrating the start of a brand new year while drinking alcohol free bubbles and eating far too much cheese on a night shift! I don’t know how, but the years just keep going more and more quickly. 2018 has truly gone in what feels like the […]

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A Completely Off The Beaten Track African Safari in The Selous Game Reserve

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Selous had already been spectacular. We had managed to see buffalo – which meant that we had finally seen the famous ‘Big 5’ – and we had even seen a spotted hyena during the middle of the day lounging less than 2 metres from the game viewing vehicle! A fleeting concern of ‘did we peak […]

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