Globetrotting Christmas Gifts for Travelers

Globetrotting Christmas Gifts for Travelers

I don't know about you but I have been eating Christmas treats for a month now, written posts about Christmas markets and generally made peace with the fact that silly season is just around the corner. Admittedly my usual Christmas wishes include either money for a...

Some like it hot and how to stay cool.

Some like it hot and how to stay cool.

I have slowly but surely become a packing pro. In as such that I don't take a separate bag for shoes anymore. Ha! Honestly, I still overpack all the time and one of the things I have realized that usually weighs the most are my toiletries. As most of my destinations...

Supermarket Souvenirs – Cape Town.

Supermarket Souvenirs – Cape Town.

I really thought I wasn't going to do a South African version of Supermarket Souvenirs, because what appeal could the local supermarkets possibly have to me after calling this place home for so many years? Would I be able to forget the countless hours I spent waiting...

The ultimate Christmas travel gift guide.

The ultimate Christmas travel gift guide.

What do you want for Christmas? I want to spend Christmas in the sun with my family, drink a few bottles of bubbly and go diving. Not necessarily in this order. I don't want stuff, I want time with loved ones and see Cape Seals. Of course, getting here cost money so...

GIVEAWAY! STOP THE WATER! SHARE TOOTHPASTE!

GIVEAWAY! STOP THE WATER! SHARE TOOTHPASTE!

I think by now I am a pretty smart traveler and packer. I know which bag to take, not to pack too much (ehem, usually) and whether the hotel products are nice enough that I can leave my shampoo behind. However, the one thing I still struggle with is toothpaste. I...

Nuts for nuts.

Nuts for nuts.

One of these things that is always on my shopping list when I go to Morocco is argan oil. According to my mum however argan oil is so over. I pay no mind to her for I don't buy it because it is/was trendy, but because it seems to be the only thing that seems to make...

Supermarket Souvenirs – Greece.

Supermarket Souvenirs – Greece.

While everybody told me Greek food was the bomb, I didn't quite believe it until I took my first bite of manouri cheese and subsequently snarled at anybody who came close to the tray on the breakfast buffet. After all, who knew if there was going to be backup cheese?...

Smell the world, make it a better place.

Smell the world, make it a better place.

Every city has an identity that goes beyond its sights and even beyond its inhabitants. It has a sound that it as distinct as a fingerprint and it also has a smell. For me, it is the smell that either makes me love that place or hate it. Smells are my strongest memory...

Keep calm and… shop.

Keep calm and… shop.

Before I left for Marrakech I made myself a little shopping list as one has to do when traveling to a country like Morocco, full of stuff that you would want to stuff your home with. I had to ignore my friend's request for a Berber carpet in neon colors for transport...

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I’m a girl with messy hair and a thirsty heart who likes to be anywhere but home. After having lived in New York and South Africa for many years, I now call the world home because I love one thing more than drinking wine and doing yoga together – traveling.

 

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