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On to Jozi!

We visited JoBurg the day Madiba died.  There is no way we were going to miss seeing Nelson Mandela Square while we were there.
We visited JoBurg the day Madiba died. There is no way we were going to miss seeing Nelson Mandela Square while we were there.

Johannesburg, South Africa is not a vacation destination that immediately pops up when people talk about traveling abroad.  Paris?  Yes.  London?  Yes.  Hong Kong?  Bangkok?  Yes and Yes.  And if one actually does think about trekking to South Africa, it is generally Cape Town that does the honors (and believe me, it totally deserves that).

Johannesburg really should not be overlooked, though.  And if you’re going to Cape Town or Kruger National Park you’ll be flying through JoBurg’s OR Tambo airport anyway – why not give it a quick stop?

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Just For The Grownups: Ragdale Hall

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was a day at a local spa.  It wasn’t a “spa” spa, but a fancy beauty salon that offered massages and such.  It was amazing, and I raved for months.  Years.

I thought that was the best gift ever, until my husband gave me the gift of a day at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa in England.   I have never been so relaxed, so comfortable, and so happy.   By the end of the day, I was contemplating whether I could live there if I didn’t need a house, or a car, or to buy clothes (spa robe!) or buy food.  Since that isn’t realistic, I’ve been planning a return trip very, very soon. Continue reading Just For The Grownups: Ragdale Hall

On Airlines : British Airways

Disclaimer:  We use British Airways a lot, and we have a rather large point balance with them.

BA flying all majestic-in-the-skies
BA flying all majestic-in-the-skies

Why, you may ask, do we have a large BA point balance instead of using those beautiful little things to purchase more travel?

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Cape Town!

I love Cape Town.  I can’t even express how much I love Cape Town.  Whenever the subject of Cape Town comes up, I feel like those old Muppet Show snippets with Animal running around chanting, “WOMAN!”

Except I’m chanting, “CAPE TOWN!” of course.

So I think I might have been one of the most excited people in the world to see Cape Town in the number one spot on the New York Times list of 52 Places to Go in 2014.  Cape Town is one of the most amazing, kid friendly, inexpensive, and breathtakingly gorgeous places our family has ever been – and it is SUPER easy to get there.

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