Cape Town, Day One: Table Mountain, Boulders, Delaire Graff Estates, Wedgeview, Five Flies

Cape Town, Day One: Table Mountain, Boulders, Delaire Graff Estates, Wedgeview, Five Flies

On my 101 in 1001 list, visiting Africa was listed as one of my travel goals, as the continent has been one of those places I’ve thought of as wild, beautiful, and incredibly interesting. Mike had been before on a safari with his family to Kenya and Tanzania, but this was my first trip. South Africa doesn’t require any shots, so we chose it for both convenience and the fact that it seemed to have so much to do. It…

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What Does Vacation Mean To: Lauren from Oh Lordy!

What Does Vacation Mean To: Lauren from Oh Lordy!

Our final guest poster is Lauren from Oh Lordy! She and her husband have taken some very fun vacations and have made it a yearly ritual to vacation in celebration of their birthdays! Sounds like an awesome tradition to me! Please follow Lauren at Oh Lordy! Hi everyone!! I’m Lauren and I blog about life, cooking and crafting over at Oh Lordy! I’m so excited to be guest posting for Mandy again while she’s off on another amazing adventure! What does vacation…

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What Does Vacation Mean To: Allie from Allie’s Everyday Adventures

What Does Vacation Mean To: Allie from Allie’s Everyday Adventures

Allie from Allie’s Everyday Adventures has a very interesting take on vacationing, as she was never a willing participant of the “go go go” vacationing style her dad had while she was growing up. Here, she talks about learning to relax on vacations! Check out her blog at Allies Everyday Adventures! My family has never been big on traveling. For the first 18 years of my life, whenever we did decide to go somewhere, my dad would research the heck…

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What Does Vacation Mean To: Carla from Carla Runs the World

What Does Vacation Mean To: Carla from Carla Runs the World

I love fellow expat Carla’s style–she’s done SO much and I’m so impressed by her attitude on traveling. I would love to be able to explore Asia as she has! Perhaps one day we’ll have the opportunity to like her and her husband. Please check out her blog, Carla Runs the World! Like Mandy, life has recently provided me an amazing opportunity to travel. My husband started a career as a Foreign Services Officer a little over a month after we…

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What Does Vacation Mean To: Amanda from Love & Renovations

What Does Vacation Mean To: Amanda from Love & Renovations

Today I’m happy to introduce Amanda from Love & Renovations! Though Amanda usually writes all about her house and the amazing things she’s doing to spice it up, she’s here today to talk about her vacation style. We have incredibly different vacationing styles and so I’m excited for her to share her take on cruising.  Hello, Married Up With Wine readers! As you all know, Mandy is off on an African adventure right now (I can’t be the only one…

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What Does Vacation Mean To: Catherine from Forty20Four

What Does Vacation Mean To: Catherine from Forty20Four

I’m so excited to welcome Catherine from Forty20Four! She’s big into traveling with her husband, but also travels for work, so she has a very interesting perspective on vacations. Follow her on her travels, work adventures and home experiences on her blog, Forty20Four! First, I want to say how insanely jealous I am of Mandy and her trip to South Africa. I’ve been to the African Continent 14 times in the last 5 years and I’ve never been on a…

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What Does Vacation Mean To: The Nodakademic

What Does Vacation Mean To: The Nodakademic

The Nodakademic has a brand new, shiny PhD and lives all the way in North Dakota! She has accomplished some truly amazing things in her academic career, but finds it difficult to fit in time to vacation between trips to see family. I definitely know all about those precious few vacation days and I know I’ll be returning to them soon enough. Please follow her on Nodakademic! What does vacation mean to me? In the most general sense, it means…

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What Does Vacation Mean To: Annie from Anniegurumi

What Does Vacation Mean To: Annie from Anniegurumi

Today, I’m so excited to welcome good friend and fellow expat, Annie from Anniegurumi to blog today! I love Annie’s blog because of all of her culinary and cultural adventures! She is learning Chinese, plays awesome music and knits adorable little creatures! Please welcome the talented Annie! My husband and I absolutely love to travel. I think he put it best by “work hard and play hard.” And by play hard, we usually mean, enjoy life. We’ve been fortunate enough…

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What Vacation Means to Me

What Vacation Means to Me

While Mike and I are on our trip to South Africa, I’ve asked a bunch of my blogging buddies to fill in for me here. Since vacation and travel has figured prominently into this blog since I moved to Spain, I figured it would be appropriate to ask others what “vacation” means to them–I know that everyone has a different philosophy when it comes to vacation, traveling and relaxing, so I hope you enjoy getting other takes on this prompt!…

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Torre de Hercules Picnic

Torre de Hercules Picnic

In Coruña, about a half an hour away from our house, is the Torre de Hercules, or Tower of Hercules. You might remember my post about it back in November. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason: it’s gorgeous. Well, that and it’s home to a lighthouse that was built in the 2nd century, which is pretty impressive. So back in March (ha! It was nicer weather in March than it is now. Go figure) we went for…

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What To Do in Cape Town, South Africa

What To Do in Cape Town, South Africa

We’re going on our South Africa vacation this Saturday!! We’ll be staying in the Cape Town area for four days. Our bed & breakfast is a little outside of the city, and since we’re renting a car, we’re trying to plan as many day trips around the area as possible. Here are some of the things we’ll be doing. Boulders Penguin Colony When I was about 4 years old, my babysitter took me and my sister to the Zoo. We stopped to…

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