The JJ family had a chance to take its first trip out of Dallas this Labor Day weekend. It was our first in several months. And since COVID-19 is still a significant player in all communities, we wanted a hotel that we could rely on. Mr. JJ’s research found that Fairmont Austin had several precautionary …

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On the last day of the Garden Route, we planned to drive to the Cape Winelands/Franschhoek Valley to experience its famed vineyards before heading to Cape Town the following day for the last part of our trip. The drive from Brenton Haven to our hotel was about 280 miles (about 450 km), a drive of …

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Our fourth day, we were to fly down from aha Makalali to the Garden Route. We had to forego our game drive that morning as our transfer to Hoedspruit Airport was at 8 am. Phimi and her staff ensured that a hot breakfast was made especially for us, so we didn’t go hungry. The drive …

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Rest assured, this post on San Miguel de Allende (SMA) will be an enormous surprise. This town is one of the most famous among American expats and in fact, was one of the first inspirations for a Mexico trip. This city is already well captured on digital ink by numerous bloggers, journalists, and authors. I …

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Although there has been some unflattering news about Airbnb lately, I wanted to share reviews of the accomodations we used during our Mexico trip. The majority of the stay was done using Airbnb except for the last night which we spent at a major chain hotel. This first review is about our apartment in Mexico …

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