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Best Game Reserves in KZN: The Most Romantic Getaways in South Africa

Plotting a romantic getaway in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal? If a romantic bush break is on the bucket list, these are just a few of my favorite game reserves in KZN to check out! KwaZulu Natal is easily one of the most alluring regions of South Africa. With mountainscapes that last for days, dry savannah, untouched beaches, and unparalleled cultural heritage, it's har[...]

Why You Need to Do a Safari at Thanda Safari

I heard a knock on my door at 5 am. - "Yeah?",  I asked apprehensively. - "Game drive time", a voice echoed. - "What's a game drive?", I asked myself, still somewhere in a limbo between dreams and reality. Suddenly it hit me. I was at Thanda Safari. That place I'd been dreaming of for four months already and I was just about to hop on a car to spend the next few h[...]

Things To Do in Plettenberg Bay

Wondering what to do in Plettenberg Bay? If you're traveling South Africa's dreamy Garden Route, a stop in "Plett" is an absolute must. with a flourishing wine route to explore, white sand beaches, and an array of outdoor activities set just a stone-throw away, fitting all the incredible things to do in Plettenberg Bay into a short itinerary isn't easy, but we'll try! On t[...]

Things To Do in Knysna That Will Make You Want To Stay

Knysna's small-town charm and holiday vibes quickly grabbed me. This quirky South African town sits between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, which makes it a perfect compromise for those who love the beach but are also suckers for outdoor activities like hiking. Seriously, there are so many incredible things to do in Knysna for every travel style that you cou[...]

The First-Timers Guide To Marrakech

Thanks to my little side business, I've been lucky enough to get the chance to visit Marrakech more times than I can count. Lol, seriously, though. Like, I've actually lost track of how many times I've been there, which is a pretty awesome/crazy/freakin' lucky thing to be able to say. Why have I never written about Marrakech, before, though? Honestly, I guess it just s[...]

The Best Photo Spots in Willemstad, Curaçao

I still can't seem to stop gushing about all the wonderfulness that is Curaçao. Truth be told, I never really thought much about it - I knew it was an island in the Caribbean and part of Netherland Antilles, but aside from that, it was a pretty blank spot in my map. I'm so glad I went, though. Whenever a friend asks me what Curaçao is like, I always reply by saying "imag[...]

What To Pack For Curaçao? The Ultimate Packing Guide To Paradise

Curaçao was never on my radar. I've heard about it, but in general, I never really considered visiting, mostly due to the fact that I knew barely anything about it other than the fact that it's a Dutch colony in the Caribbean. When I was invited on a press trip for Darling Escapes, I didn't hesitate. In general, the Caribbean is a region of the world I've severely neglect[...]

The Ultimate Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is one of my favorite places to travel in Mexico.  From its pristine coastline, its incredible wildlife, and the most unique natural wonders, I always feel it's the perfect place to get an introduction to Mexico, so whenever someone comes to visit me, I always make an effort to show them around the area. A perfect two-week Yucatan Pe[...]

Visiting Las Coloradas: Mexico’s Pink Lakes

Back when I was a teenager, I stumbled across a set of pictures of Lake Retba, a pink lake in Senegal and I became obsessed, not knowing that there were lakes just like it in my own country. Just like most people visiting Las Coloradas nowadays, I found out about the existence of Mexico's pink lakes via Instagram and have visited them twice since then. It's pretty cra[...]

How I Afford a Life of Travel: All The Ways I Make Money While Traveling

Back in 2015, I left Mexico on a one-way ticket with a total of $1000 in my bank account and zero plans to go back home any time soon. Four years later, I've been to fifty countries, lived in Thailand, spent six months backpacking Africa, and met the love of my life in Germany. Oh, and I have way more money in my bank account than I did back then. These days, I make mo[...]