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Stellenbosch: Cape Town’s Wine Region

Stellenbosch: Cape Town’s Wine Region

Sydney and I arrived in Stellenbosch on our fourth night in Cape Town. We were staying at an Airbnb in town, and our host’s name was Walter. Walter greeted us with glasses of wine, which is appropriate seeing that Stellenbosch is South Africa’s wine region! We were so excited to visit wineries the next day…

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By Melissa, October 12, 2017
East Cape Town Road Trip

East Cape Town Road Trip

On Day four of our trip, Sydney and I parted with the boys in Muizenberg and drove to Somerset West, a 40 minute drive. The majority of the drive is right along the coast. I mean this literally; the road was covered in sand part of the way there. You get stunning views of False…

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By Melissa, October 5, 2017
Cape Town Peninsula

Cape Town Peninsula

During our week in Cape Town, South Africa, we spent a day and a half exploring the peninsula. The entire drive was breathtaking, with giant cliffs dropping off onto gorgeous beaches. Cape Point Cape Point is the most southwestern point of Africa. It is also the area where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, causing…

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By Melissa, September 28, 2017
Hiking Cape Town

Hiking Cape Town

I spent two weeks in South Africa in the beginning of September. My friends Colin, Dan and Andrew were with us for the first half of the trip, and my cousin Sydney was with me the whole time. We arrived in Cape Town on a Sunday afternoon after two long flights and very little sleep….

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By Melissa, September 21, 2017
A Day in London

A Day in London

On my long journey to South Africa, I took two overnight flights with a layover in London. If you can fly direct, I recommend it. It’s easier to just get that long flight over with. However, if you do have a layover, make sure it’s long enough for you to get out and explore! I…

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By Melissa, September 17, 2017
The Best Restaurants in Atlanta

The Best Restaurants in Atlanta

I’ve lived in Atlanta for 7 years and have gone to a lot of restaurants over that time. Here are my all-time classic Atlanta faves! JCT Kitchen Location: West Midtown Type of food: Southern Restaurant atmosphere: The restaurant is a little hard to find in the shopping center it’s in. It’s located downstairs right next…

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By Melissa, August 24, 2017
How to See New York City in a Weekend

How to See New York City in a Weekend

My friend Joncel and I decided to have a sightseeing and shopping weekend in New York. I hadn’t been there in several years, so I wanted to see a lot that I either hadn’t seen before, or had forgotten about. We left early Friday afternoon and stayed through Sunday evening. We were here the last…

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By Melissa, August 3, 2017
The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Austin, Texas

The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is such a fun and interesting city. This was my first trip and definitely won’t be my last! My friend Rasha lives here and is in grad school at UT. I was so glad I had her to show me all of the best places! Friday Dinner at Maudie’s Our first stop was…

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By Melissa, July 20, 2017
Day Trip Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Day Trip Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

I recently visited my parents at their home in Charlotte for a weekend. As much as I love Charlotte, we really wanted to get out of town and experience some nature. This was a very spontaneous trip and we planned it as we went, only having our first stop in mind. We wanted to drive…

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By Melissa, July 13, 2017
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Nevada, Arizona, and Utah Trip Logistics

Nevada, Arizona, and Utah Trip Logistics

I spent four days in Arizona, Utah and Nevada over Memorial Day Weekend with three friends and we had an amazing time! The goal of this post is to tell you all of the logistics and things I learned in case you are trying to plan a similar trip! Our Itinerary We landed in Las…

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By Melissa, July 7, 2017
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