From a hidden garden to the Kasbah in Marrakech

After watching “Keeping Up with the Joneses” on a flight last year, I had to book a trip to Marrakech. The spy families made it seem so fantastic and my only other Morocco experiences have been surfing in Agadir and Tangier. Both were fun. Agadir was relaxing and Tangier was exotic.  Marrakech looked exotic and…

Glamping in Kenya

When I tell people I spent 4 nights in a tent in Kenya surrounded by nothing but bush and wild animals, they are shocked.  But this wasn’t just any old tent. This was the Jamba Mutara Tented Camp where camping becomes glamping. The Jambo Mutara Camp has 15 tents and is the only accommodation in…

Escape to Zanzibar

Zanzibar…just saying it seems like it would be a fun place. In my mind, I was thinking monkeys, spices, dark aromatic coffee and colorful scarves and dresses. You know…the typical vacation place that Jack Sparrow would visit when taking a break from pirating on the seven seas. I was not to be disappointed. The island…

Catching Waves at Paradise Plage in Morocco

Surfing always looks so much fun when I see it on TV – and so graceful.  But then there’s me. I’m not graceful. I’m shaky and unbalanced and look tense when trying to surf. And that’s because I am all those things. Yet, I keep signing up for lessons. My latest surfing adventure was in…

Surfing in Muizenberg

  “Danger” is my middle name. No, not really. I’m actually more of an analytical risk-taker and what I mean by that is I know my limits and take risks that push them just a bit – like when it comes to surfing in Muizenberg.   Muizenberg is one of the top places to surf…

The other pyramids of Egypt

  Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza is not in the middle of the desert?  I’m sure it was centuries ago, but now the city has expanded to the pyramid and The Sphinx looks out at a Pizza Hut. It’s also the best place to go if you want to be mobbed…

Sleeping on a houseboat in Egypt

 The little bridges leading to each houseboat. You can sleep in a hotel any time, but how often do you get to sleep on a houseboat in Egypt? When I saw the property on AirBnb, I couldn’t resist.  At just over $100 a night the price was right and so was the location as…