Every now and then we all need a little motivation, a little reminder for why we travel and to validate that there are others who share the same feelings and emotions when they travel! I compiled a list of quotes that spoke volumes to me – the list was longer! These are the ones that… Read More 15 Travel Quotes to Live By!
Come December, and everyone is flaunting their “New Year Resolutions” – making unbreakable vows to get this or that done. While this is fair and well for some, for the rest it’s too much commitment and pressure all at once. Rather than throw a few resolutions into the air, why not plan ahead and… Read More Plan for the New Year
Incredible India was my choice of destination in April 2017 for a family vacation. With the help of a local travel agency, I had the pleasure of visiting Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vrindavan and Mumbai. Delhi With a population of around 11 million, Delhi’s streets are constantly buzzing from early morning to late evening. People,… Read More Incredible India
I recently started a Travel Series as to why more travelers should visit this amazing country. You can read my first blog post here: Why you should visit South Africa now! and my second post here: South Africa’s Beautiful Beaches. In this post, I look at some of the most magnificent mountains and mountain passes in… Read More Travel Series – Discovering South Africa
I recently started a Travel Series as to why more travelers should visit this amazing country. You can read my first blog post here: Why you should visit South Africa now! In this post, I look at some of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa, Africa and maybe even the world! Camps Bay… Read More Travel Series – Discovering South Africa
I recently attended a campaign launch for TAFTA – The Association for the Aged. TAFTA will be turning 60 years in 2018 and in celebration of this great achievement, they have decided that it’s time everyone took a stand for our elderly, especially the youth! TAFTA’s aim is to inspire a legacy (#inspirealegacy) of which… Read More TAFTA – Inspire a Legacy
Given our history, beautiful beaches, wildlife and warm hospitality, South Africa is still not one of the top choices for travel destinations. Being proudly South African, I am going to give you a few reasons why you should definitely make South Africa your priority to see and experience! The South African Market South Africa is… Read More Travel Series – Discovering South Africa
I always take a book along on my travels – it helps me get through car, train and plane rides. I’m always told that I’ll never read when I’m on a trip but somehow I find the time, even if it just for a few chapters. In doing so, there are certain books that I… Read More Ultimate Wanderlust Book List
The Florida Keys are located south of Miami with the main islands being Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Lower Keys and Key West. Key West is the southernmost point of the continental U.S. It is known as the Conch Republic and is closer to Cuba than it is to Miami! This island was my vacation spot… Read More Island Vacay – Key West, Florida!
We all have days when there’s some work to be done but you just don’t want to sit at home, cooped up, and working/ just surfing (the net) for that matter. As of late, it has become my mission, to spend more time working in some random restaurant or cafe while people watching. I’m sure… Read More 5 Durban Eateries with Free WiFi!
I am elated to announce that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award, my second award in only my first month of blogging! A delightful shukria (thanks) to Anushka and Hrishi of Roamonurown for nominating Brown Girl Journal for the Blogger Recognition Award. Theirs is a travel blog inspiring travellers to travel on… Read More Blogger Recognition Award!
Travel blogger, Jenna Morris has nominated me (Brown Girl Journal) for the Liebster Award 2017. The Liebster Award is famous in the blogging community as it recognizes, supports and promotes up and coming blogs. Essentially, you receive a nomination, and if you accept, you then have to nominate other blogs. The Liebster Award 2017 is an… Read More Liebster Award 2017
Seeing cherry blossoms in season for the first time in Washing DC was delightful. A pink splash with flecks of white covered the trees and made for a scene out of a movie. The atmosphere in Washington DC is very touristy – locals, out-of-towners and foreigners gather to visit historic places of interests. Security was… Read More Cherry Blossom Season in Washington DC
Pronunciation: Pai-ey-ya Origin: Paella possibly originated in around the 10th century when rice cultivation began. Subsequently, casseroles of rice, fish and spices were often prepared for gatherings and feasts which created the custom of eating rice in Spain. Initially Valencians used meat and beans as ingredients in their Paella however, over time and on the… Read More The Perfect Paella
“New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of There’s nothing you can’t do Now you’re in New York These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you Hear it for New York, New York, New York” – Empire State of Mind Merely landing in New York inspired me! The… Read More New York, New York
In commemoration of Women’s Day in South Africa – on the 8th of August; I decided to compile a list of quotes by great leaders, male and female, and those who have overcome struggles; to give hope and inspiration to women all over the country and the world. … Read More Women’s Day 2017 (South Africa) – Quotes to inspire women…
Pescetarianism or Pesco-vegetarianism is a diet that includes the consumption of fish and other seafood only, in addition to fruit, vegetables, eggs (sometimes), and dairy products. Land based animals (meat, poultry, beef, pork) is excluded from this diet. I first started following the pescetarian diet while living abroad in the US. I was exposed… Read More Pescetarianism/ Pesco-vegetarianism
It’s hard to believe that the first time I travelled internationally, I was moving away from home! I joined an Au-pair programme when I was 24, and left South Africa to spend a year in the United States of America shortly after. I told my family and friends I was going to live in America… Read More I’m going International!
For my first foodie post, I decided to share my challenge with you – healthy eating! I know for some, including myself, this is difficult, with so many options to eat out and with some burgers being cheaper than some salads; the struggle is real. However, we owe it to ourselves, and our bodies to… Read More Healthy Eating 101
Welcome to my blog! I considered starting my own blog for a long time. I wanted a way to express myself on a platform that will reach family, friends (old and new) and readers. I received sound advice and support from existing bloggers and people that know my creative side. I’m still having doubts about… Read More An Insight into Brown Girl Journal