Uncategorized By On April 1, 2019

3 lessons I learned from traveling with Homeschoolers

We had the privilege of traveling Southern Africa with two inspirational Home-school families. Their love for Geography, different communities, and the world’s natural wonders inspired me to rethink my global citizenship and how I embrace the future. Here are a few lessons I learned from them: 1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know.” Dr. Seuss….

National Travel By On April 1, 2019

Bethulie Concentration Camp Museum

Our visit to the Bethulie Concentration Camp Museum, filled us with respect for the resilience of the human spirit as well as a deep sadness for the unnecessary consequences the war had on this piece of land and its people. May we never live to see such atrocities. Bethulie is a small sheep and cattle farming town in the Freestate….

National Travel By On April 1, 2019

Do you know how the sparrows landed on the 1c coin?

Do you know how the sparrows landed on the 1c coin? It is such a heart warming and inspiring story all the way from Bethulie in the Freestate. Anette Marais, an inhabitant of the Bethulie Concentration Camp, was praying fervently for a sign to strengthen war-stricken Boer women in the con­cen­tra­tion camp out­side Bethulie. The next day she opened her…

Local Travel By On November 14, 2018

Liefland Lavender: Bushveld painted in colour

Photos: Karin Mack “It was our favourite part of the day, this in-between time, and it always seemed to last longer than it should – a magic and lavender space unpinned from hours around it, between worlds.” Paula McLain   We were all packed and ready to go to the Spring Day Celebration at Liefland Lavender farm.  Crazy as always,…

Uncategorized By On October 2, 2018

Our best camping and overlanding tips.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss I know they say never to give advice when not asked for. Well, the fact that you are reading this, suggests that are were searching for guidance. Reflecting on a month-long trip through Southern Africa, we jotted…

International Travel By On August 7, 2018

10 things an overland trip through Africa is NOT (and 20 things it most certainly is).

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” Alexander Pope   It is a fact that unfulfilled or unrealistic expectations are the mother of all disillusionment.   We meticulously planned and saved up for our bucket list overland trip through East Africa. I can still remember the nights beside a crackling fire with wine in hand…