Africa

My 36 hour epic train ride: Johannesburg to Cape Town (Shosholoza Meyl)

After an amazing two months in Johannesburg, it was time to uproot again and continue exploring. Next stop: Cape Town. There are, of course, several flights to and from Cape Town and Joburg every day but instead of taking the easy way (because when do I ever do that?) I was inspired by some of… Continue reading My 36 hour epic train ride: Johannesburg to Cape Town (Shosholoza Meyl)

Africa

African Penguins! A day trip to Boulders Beach, Simonstown

When people think Africa, they think safari. Lions, leopards, elephants…. And penguins? If you google "Things to do in Cape Town", one of the top hits is always to visit the African penguins that reside on Boulders Beach. Of course, Boulders Beach is actually in Simonstown and not Cape Town at all… But how could… Continue reading African Penguins! A day trip to Boulders Beach, Simonstown

Africa · Travel Tips

Is Johannesburg safe for solo travellers?

This will be a (relatively) short post, but I think it’s an important part of the Johannesburg post that I will be publishing next. I left for South Africa in January 2017 and everyone I mentioned the trip to was so excited for my plans… until I mentioned that I would be spending the majority… Continue reading Is Johannesburg safe for solo travellers?

Canada · Weekend Guides

A weekend in: Victoria, Vancouver Island

I was told several times “it never snows in Victoria, even in December you won’t need snow boots” so I wore my converse for the entire weekend and ended up with very wet, cold, SNOWY feet! But the weekend was worth every minorly frost bitten toe: When I first arrived in Canada I didn’t really… Continue reading A weekend in: Victoria, Vancouver Island

European Travel

Four days (but only 16 hours of daylight) in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Upon finishing my Canadian cowgirl adventures, I looked at a map and thought “Hm, Iceland is kind of on the way from Canada to Europe… It makes sense for me to go there.” and so I did. I picked arguably the worst time of year to visit this beautiful, very Northern country. In December there… Continue reading Four days (but only 16 hours of daylight) in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Canada · The Cowgirl Diaries

The Cowgirl Diaries: A Roundup (geddit?)

This is my final Cowgirl Diaries post! My six month long crazy Canadian cowgirl adventure went faster than I could have imagined and I learned more than I thought possible. Below is a round up of really cool things (and not of cows or horses) that I did during my travels throughout Alberta and British… Continue reading The Cowgirl Diaries: A Roundup (geddit?)