A night in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountain are known for dramatic views, eucalyptus forests, cascading waterfalls, bush walks and cute historic towns. Only a 90 minute drive from Sydney CBD, the Blue Mountains is the perfect place to getaway for a night or even a week. We had already booked our accommodation in Katoomba at the historic Carrington Hotel. So […]

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10 awesome things to do on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Lembongan, Bali

We arrived in Bali for our 10 day holiday with only 2 nights accommodation booked. Knowing that we wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the city but not travel too far, we began searching for an island close to mainland Bali. That’s when we discovered Nusa Lembongan, a small island located southeast of Bali and only a 35 […]

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Tijili Boutique Hotel – an oasis in Seminyak, Bali

Tijili Hotel

We decided at short notice, that we needed some Vitamin Sunshine to get us through our first chilly Sydney winter. After a little bit of research we concluded that beautiful Bali would be our destination of choice – its affordable, flights from Sydney were only 6 and a half hours and we didn’t need a visa […]

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Birthday celebrations at Moosewood in the Kangaroo Valley

Birthdays are a big thing for me (the blonde) I like to go all out and extend the celebrations for as long as I possibly can. So when I realised Gary’s (the beard) birthday was fast approaching, I quickly booked a house for us and some family in the Kangaroo Valley, which is about 2,5 […]

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Hogsback, land of fairies and hobbits

Hogsback, land of the fairies, hobbits, butterflies and pure relaxation, a hidden gem nestled between the Amathole mountains in the Eastern Cape. After a beautiful drive through a dense forest up a winding pass we arrived at Hogsback, a sleepy hollow filled with creatives, hippies and those just trying to escape the hustle and bustle of city […]

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Visting Addo & Tipi Bush Camp

Addo Elephant National Park

On a rainy Thursday morning, we set off from George towards the Eastern Cape, we had planned on heading to the Transkei, but the weather forecast showed that it was raining so we had to change our trip slightly. We had never been to Addo Elephant Park, the weather looked clear and we wanted to […]

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December Roundup: What we did last month

A Blonde and a Beard

We have been very quiet on the blog this December, clearly been having too much fun. December was quite a busy month for us, it was also our first month of being “homeless” although our family and friends have taken great care of us. Here’s what we got up to: Sunset drinks and snacks on […]

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A night in Matjiesfontein


A couple of years ago when we were on our way to Sutherland we took a drive (a very short one) through Matjiesfontein and ever since then it has been on our Bucket List. Matjiesfontein is a tiny town on the N1, 236km from Cape Town. When you visit Matjiesfontein, you will feel like you […]

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A summers day at Villa Augusta, Riebeek Kasteel

Spur of the moment getaways are the best! We woke up on Monday morning in Cape Town and it was overcast and windy. So we decided to pack our bags and head to Riebeek Kasteel for the night. After a little bit of searching on the internet we came across Villa Augusta, a self-catering, 10 […]

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See a video of our stay at Kogelberg Nature Reserve


Last month we spent a night at Oudebosch Eco Cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve. And we had the most amazing night there, see our blog post here. We have put together a short video of our stay, enjoy…     SaveSave

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