Restaurants to Visit – or ‘Things to Do’ Updated!

We are spending the next few months in and around the Stellenbosch/Cape Town area and will be eating out, going out for drinks, going to markets, music events etc as much as possible. At the moment we go out for lunch and/or dinner 2-3 times per week and I will be reviewing the restaurants we go to; bars and other events are more spur of the moment but I will review these as well. Continue reading

Bozeman, Helena and Missoula – 6th, 7th and 8th June

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As the last few days have been to smaller towns with nothing of great interest in them, I’ve decided to save a bit of time and incorporate them into one post.

We left West Yellowstone and drove about 150 miles to Bozeman. The scenery when we left was still nice but gradually got a bit flatter and a bit more mundane. Bozeman is fairly small so we booked into our hotel and took a walk to the downtown area which was a very pleasant surprise. They appear to have spent a lot of effort on refurbishing the town and the main street is mostly bars, restaurants, higher end shops and art galleries. It was lovely weather, about 30 degrees, so we took a stroll around the town and went into a bar to watch the Champions League Final between Barcelona and Juventus. Due to the time difference, it was still…

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And now the end is near and so…..

Last South Africa post for a while….sadly!

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we will be going off on the next leg of our journey.

We have been in South Africa now for 20 weeks now and sadly, tomorrow night we will be leaving. We are going back to the UK for 3 days to catch up with friends and family before flying to Washington to commence our 6 month road trip around the United States and Canada. Our intention is to head North East and go to Philadelphia, then New York, Boston, Vermont/Maine and then cross into Canada and go to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto before crossing back into the US at Niagara Falls. We will then be going anti-clockwise around the States before getting back to Baltimore on 4th November. Most of the journey will be around the perimeter states but we will be heading inland on certain occasions to places such as Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon etc so…

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96 Winery Road – Still Good!

96 Winery Road
  • Good for: Steak, Duck Pie
  • Cost: R150-250/pp (incl. Drinks)
  • Rating 4/5
  • Contact: Winery Road, +27 (0)21 842 2020, Web

96 Winery Road has been going for 19 years and I can still remember when it was a new and very popular restaurant in the Winelands. They may not be a new player on the restaurant scene anymore, but they are still very popular! Continue reading

All Change! Countdown to USA!

We now have less than two weeks left in South Africa before we leave for America on our intrepid travels! This means that I’ve been focusing a lot more on planning for our trip and reading/researching hotels, motels, diners, routes, restaurants etc etc etc as I don’t like going anywhere unprepared. A large part of me would love to be one of those people who just go somewhere on a whim and end up where the mood takes you without planning anything much, as then it would be a real ‘adventure’! But of course, my OCD doesn’t allow for that (there is a reason I’m a planner by trade after all).

Though I’ve been focusing a lot of my attention on our upcoming trip, we have also been eating out and I have quite a few reviews to finish up before we leave, so hopefully this week will allow for that….

Insanity Max:30 Review – Cardio Challenge!

Cardio Challenge is the first routine in the Insanity Max:30 program, and Shaun T urges you to use this one as you fit test, and tells you immediately to monitor the time you ‘max out’ or first have to take a break. In the background are some very fit looking people in the typical Beachbody fitness studio setup. Continue reading

More Exercise – Insanity Max:30!

I have been very quiet on the review side recently as we’ve scaled down the eating out quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. In about three weeks’ time we are starting a six month road trip of America and in preparation I’ve started exercising more and eating better to be in tip-top shape by the time we get there. On the 18th March I completed my first round of 21 Day Fix and I loved it, Continue reading