We knew we were getting closer to the action as we approached hundreds of men & women armed with Vuvuzelas. These powerful South African weapons have a reputation for chaos & mayhem.Non-stop dancing in the seats… Rumor had it that football matches in South Africa can be a little crazy. This isn’t the “touchdown” kind… Continue reading Are You Ready for Some (South African) Football?
10 Super Fun Things To Do In South Africa
I’ve traveled to South Africa twice now. It’s one of my favorite countries and an adventure lover’s playground. Here are some great ideas for things to do there. The Republic of South Africa is a huge & diverse country teeming with wildlife & culture. It has a little bit of everything — dry deserts, high… Continue reading 10 Super Fun Things To Do In South Africa
Apex Predator: Cage Diving With Great White Sharks
Suddenly a great white shark barreled towards me with black zombie eyes and razor sharp teeth only inches away from my face. Would this be my last adventure? Luckily the cage stopped it. I was shark cage diving in South Africa and adrenaline was coursing through my body. Great white sharks are the ocean’s most… Continue reading Apex Predator: Cage Diving With Great White Sharks
Waves For Change: Community Outreach Through Surfing
Volunteering in Cape Town with Waves for Change was a highlight of my trip to South Africa. They use surfing to provide health and education support for township kids. Life in South African townships can be rough. Many communities are plagued with high crime, drug use, and murder rates. Kids drop out of school to… Continue reading Waves For Change: Community Outreach Through Surfing
Rafting In The Desert & Swimming To Namibia
Local legend says the Orange River is home to a mysterious monster that’s been eating people and livestock for 2000 years. Would rafting it be safe? Tales of the dreaded Orange River Monster weren’t going to stop me from rafting down this unique oasis of life in the heart of a desolate desert environment. Richtersveld… Continue reading Rafting In The Desert & Swimming To Namibia
Durban’s Big Rush: The World’s Craziest Rope Swing!
Three, two, one, jump. I stepped off the catwalk and into the void, falling 288 feet with my stomach in my throat. The world’s tallest rope swing is a big rush. I seem to have an addiction to extreme heights lately. Hiking Spain’s Caminito del Rey, floating through the sky in a hot air balloon, and now… Continue reading Durban’s Big Rush: The World’s Craziest Rope Swing!
Things You Should Know Before Renting A Car & Driving In Morocco
Renting a car in Morocco and driving yourself is a great way to experience this beautiful country. But there are a few things you should know before you embark on a road trip. Morocco has a bit of a reputation for crazy driving (and drivers!). But the more we researched, the more we realized renting… Continue reading Things You Should Know Before Renting A Car & Driving In Morocco
Mysterious Chefchaouen: The Blue Pearl Of Morocco
Welcome to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco. It’s famous for all the houses and shops painted different shades of blue. A magical place to get lost in! The sun beats down mercilessly, setting every color around me ablaze – and since everything is blue, I feel like I’m walking in a mythical sky kingdom.… Continue reading Mysterious Chefchaouen: The Blue Pearl Of Morocco