Stellenbosch is the dramatically beautiful, wine-producing region in South Africa. No visit to the country is complete without a Stellenbosch wine tasting (or two). Pair the wine with a food tour and learn about South Africa’s favorite foods, like biltong and bobotie.
Ask and ye shall receive.
I posted my request for submissions for the best places to travel in 2017 a couple of weeks ago, and held my breath.
I expected some smart alecky proposals, but, instead, was intrigued by the compelling suggestions that I received.
One entry stood out, standing taller than the other sunflowers in the patch. Continue reading
The Open Suitcase needs travel ideas for the new year. Where’d you go in 2016? What did you love? Or hate? Leave your suggestions for places to visit, foods to eat, and things to do, or not do, in the comments section for a chance to win some travel inspiration.
The calendar flips in a few days and I need travel ideas for the new year. It’s how I survive winter.
I’m inviting you to play a round of show and tell. Continue reading
Immortalized in Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” as the land of the ice and snow, Iceland comes to mind as a winter destination because you want to snowmobile on the glaciers and hunt for the Northern Lights.
Believe it or not, Iceland should be on your summer vacation list too. Check out my story on Mode to see why I can’t wait to go back during the warm weather months.
Detouring north to visit Victoria Falls was a non-negotiable element on my recent South Africa trip. Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”) is the world’s largest waterfall, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and a UNESCO Heritage site. To go halfway across the world and NOT visit would be something I’d regret forever. The problem was – how do I get there and where do I stay? Continue reading