The canoe slid into the water… After gaining my balance, I paddled, making the canoe swing from left to right like a pendulum. “The steering will be tricky,” I thought, as I tried to keep the canoe straight. Ash and I — both comfortable in kayaks — were new to...
Snowboarding for the first time
I wish I could say I looked like the man in the feature photo on my first day on the slope. Confidently balancing on my board, gliding down the slope with all the grace of a gazelle. Unfortunately, I looked more like a baby trying to take its first steps, not so...
In the air, zipline in WHistler, Canada
I moved to Vancouver at the start of August, and apart from taking a gondola up a mountain, I hadn’t really done anything adventurous. This was about to change when I booked a Tinggly Zipline tour in Whistler, a popular mountainous area near Vancouver, for my boyfriend and myself. Tinggly Experience Gifts is...
Boulders Beach Penguin
I had been looking forward meeting the African Penguins for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Visiting Boulders Beach has been one of the best parts of my trip in South Africa so far. (A game drive is still on the program, which I think will be on a par with my...
Cheetah Mia, Cango Wildlife Ranch
During my short visit to Oudtshoorn, I visited the Cango Wildlife Ranch, an organisation which works towards the conservation of cheetahs and other endangered species, and has been breeding endangered species for over 28 years. I love cheetahs, they are without a doubt my favourite cat, and because I had...
Paragliding over Cape Town
I’m not really known to be a daredevil, although I do love adventure and I would love to take some risks from time to time (but I rarely do), so when my boyfriend surprised me with a paragliding tandem flight for my birthday, I was pretty scared. – Can you...
Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
In September 2013, I went on my first big solo adventure to Asia. My first stop would be the Elephant Nature Park north of Chiang Mai. I have a soft spot for elephants, so when looking for volunteering options in Thailand, I was mainly looking for volunteering positions with elephants....
Wine tasting in Osoyoos
The landscape changed quite drastically as we left the lush rainforest behind and entered the semi-arid region of the South of Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Green fir trees made way for golden, rolling hills and scrubby terrain. Adding a splash of colour to the otherwise dry-looking terrain were...
Elephant portrait at Addo
One of the things I get all giddy about is elephants. Ever since receiving my cute pink elephant cuddly toy when I was 2, I haven’t been able to get them out of my head. Last year I was able to volunteer with the Asian elephants at the Elephant Nature...
ostrich riding in South Africa
While in Oudtshoorn, it's hard to miss all the signs to the numerous Ostrich (show) farms around the area. I had seen a few ostriches running around the Western Cape, on farms or the national parks, but I wanted to get to know these gigantic birds a little bit...