• Tamboerskloof Primary School, Cape Town, CBD, South Africa

    Volunteering in Cape Town

    After working full time for the last 9 years of my life, I quit my job when we moved to South Africa. Not having a full time job has been incredibly wonderful in so many ways, but it has had its challenges as well. A few months after we got…

  • Cape Town Cockroaches

    I can deal with a few spiders here and there, potato bugs don’t bother me, other small bugs aren’t a big deal, but cockroaches, GET OUT!!! Our first two weeks in South Africa we stayed in a little studio flat on the seventh floor of a big apartment building. The…

  • Tortoise Sanctuary, Prison Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa

    GIANTS on Prison Island!

    In April we had to leave South Africa because our 90 day tourist visa was up… pretty good excuse to take a vacation if you ask us! We traveled to a small beautiful island off the East coast of Tanzania called Zanzibar. During our stay in Stone Town, Zanzibar we took a short…

  • Lemon Grass, Spice Farm, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Stone Town

    Stone Town is Swahili for “Old Town”, which is the name of the largest building on Zanzibar. The narrow streets reminded me a lot of the medinas in Morocco. The narrow streets lined with tall houses provided some much needed shade, but didn’t help so much with the intense humidity —…

  • Paje, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Sleepy Paje

    I had done some reading about Paje, a little village on the East side of the island, but really had no concept of just how small this village was until we arrived. It was so small, we completely missed it and ended up getting off the bus as soon as…

  • Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Goodbye Nungwi, Hello Paje

    After a perfect night in beautiful Nungwi we debated on foregoing our next destination, Paje, and staying another night. We had already booked our accommodation in Paje and couldn’t cancel without penalty or else we would have stayed. I was sad to leave. Anyone who knows me knows that I…

  • DoubleTree Hilton, Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    A Night in Nungwi

    We traveled long and far, over 16 hours and 5 airports, to reach a little island off the East coast of Tanzania! When we arrived at the Zanzibar Airport, the humidity hit us like a soggy heat wave! It was blasting hot. Rob and I were both in pants. The…

  • Sunset Lion's Head, Cape Town, South Africa

    Lion’s Head 

    We love to hike so living just a short 10 minute bus ride from the base of Lion’s Head has been so awesome for us! It only takes us about 2 hours to hike it, so we have made it a priority to hike it at least once or twice…

  • Cocoa Fair Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town Neighborgood Markets

    Every Saturday there are a variety of markets happening throughout the Western Cape; selling everything from handmade soaps shaped like unicorns to vegan cheesecake. Every market is set up a little different and has its own vibe. We have been to three of them and have loved our experiences at…

  • Parade Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town Carnival

    The Cape Town Carnival was phenomenal! The brightly lit floats, the fire breathers, the music, the marching bands, the dancing, the smell of hot dogs and curly fires in the air, everything was so familiar, I felt at home! One of the school bands even played “Under the Sea” from The…