Family Over Everything 

Our family is big, loud, hilarious and just damn full of shenanigans. At the lodge awards during our dinner on our last night in the bush we received "Loud, Entertaining & Fun," (I take some credit for that obviously), "Morning Game Drive Punctuality," and "Most Adventurous." All are accurate. We're a damn good combo. Our …

My Adventurous Side

Holy shit did this trip bring out a side of me that I thought I had, but damn girl, it's prominent now. ​ ​ From hoping in a cage and swimming with Great White Sharks off Seal Island in False Bay to sand boarding on Atlantis Dunes, to my favorite, running off Signal Hill (part …

The Big 5

First things first, this resort is AMAZING. Once I get better wifi, I'll upload some more. The food, the hospitality, the bed, the outdoor shower, the personal pool, I mean it's on another level. I mean, this is the entry way: So today was an early morning, with a lovely 5:15 wake up call to …

Waka Waka

Yesterday's adventures may be one of my favorite days I've ever experienced. It started with what was called a Secret Sunrise. I'm thinking, great, we go somewhere cool to watch the sunrise. FALSE. I could not have been more wrong. Basically, we put on a bunch of props, started with light yoga & did a …

Africa Stole My Heart

So I know it's been a while since I've posted. I got a temporary job at my dream employer (Michigan State!) and have been obsessed with being on campus every day. So after getting back on a normal schedule, which was so badly needed, I'm good to go to start posting more frequently again. But …

Buy Local. Just do it.

There's something about that small town feel. There's nothing like walking a few blocks and having a bookstore, a deli, ice cream, and coffee. It's perfect. And so homey. Today, I'm spending the day with a good friend in Mason, MI. An adorable little town just south of Lansing. Her family owns what seems like …