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?)

Canada · The Cowgirl Diaries

The Cowgirl Diaries: A cowgirl vaults and discovers Maple Snow (Kelowna and the Ookanagan)

My final ranch was a curly horse breeding, training and lesson ranch. I mentioned curly horses in my Calgary Stampede post and really enjoyed learning more about this fascinating breed! Curly horses are bred with a special fur that is hypoallergenic meaning that people who are usually allergic to horses can be around curlies with… Continue reading The Cowgirl Diaries: A cowgirl vaults and discovers Maple Snow (Kelowna and the Ookanagan)

Canada · The Cowgirl Diaries · Weekend Guides

A weekend in: Whistler, British Columbia (Even if you don’t ski!)

I left my final Cowgirl Diaries ranch 11 days before my flight out of Canada, giving myself enough time to explore a little more of British Columbia and really travel. It was early December and I desperately needed to see snow so, after a short stop back in Vancouver to drop my luggage, I caught… Continue reading A weekend in: Whistler, British Columbia (Even if you don’t ski!)