My question for you: How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams? Every day you have the choice to take one step towards writing a different story. You can start filling in the details now and connecting the dots.
Archives for July 2012
We left Cape Town (and 5 nights of “suite” luxury) and started our drive down the Garden Route. Our first stop was Stellenbosch, a university town that is known for their wines and rolling countryside. We had spent a week relaxing in Cape Town and were ready to take a breath of fresh country air […]
We spent the day hiking around Tsitsikamma National Park along the Garden Route in South Africa.
After drinking too much of the endless wine options in Stellenbosch and waking up with berry jam all over my clothes, I decided it was time to find out what else the town had to offer besides wine. A city that boasts of its grape vines had to have more to it. We enlisted two locals, […]
5:30 AM – This is actually a late wake up for most safari-ers. Some private lodges and organized tours will get you up at 4 AM to start viewing the animals at their most active times. Our personal self-drive safari was more realistic with a 5:30 AM alarm…and even this was pushing it, but we […]
We aren’t prepared to take on conflict, or to fail, instead we prepare to ignore and avoid it. In contrast, an author designs conflict as the pivotal point in a story.
When you are looking for a car to drive through sand trenches, over tree limbs and reverse from charging elephants you’d better make sure that you trust the person handing over the keys. We got lucky. By lucky I mean we did hours of research into South African safari companies, and the details we were […]
Once you have crossed into Botswana from South Africa at the Martins Drift border crossing you will find one of our favorite campsites, African Ranches.
The Taxi Driver He will be the first person you meet when you get off the plane. You have most likely gotten off the red eye to Johannesburg at the early hour of 6 AM. You run to the bathroom to throw water on your face to wake up. Immigration is your first stop and instead of […]
The first decision we made when planning our trip to Botswana and Namibia was whether to drive ourselves or join a group tour. On our own, we’d be driving through an unknown country and terrain while a group tour would provide a guide and help from others for cooking, cleaning and safety. We did a […]