South Africa


Posted by Caleb | August 9, 2016 I am not a photographer, heck I just went on a trip around the world without even carrying a camera.  However, as I get more connected to digital devices and social networks, my initial reaction to seeing something cool on this trip was to […]

Points High Trip – A to Z in pictures


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Posted by Beth | May 6, 2016 This is not the first and definitely not the last time you’ll hear us say that Cape Town is one of the best cities in the world! We absolutely adored the city. You have beaches, mountains, a vibrant city, vineyards, adventure activities and a […]

Our new favorite country: South Africa highlights and budget tips



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Posted by Beth | May 5, 2016 Thanks to hotel points we have been able to stay for free at luxury hotels all over the world on this trip. But in several of the places we’ve traveled hotels have not been an option. We’ve sometimes camped and sometimes stayed in […]

Sea Shell Cottage in Plett: Our great Airbnb experience + ...


Posted by Beth | May 4, 2016 outsideonline.com Perhaps the single most fun thing we have done on our trip so far was spending a day canyoneering, or kloofing as often referred to in South Africa, in a remote canyon near the town of Wilderness, South Africa. Kloofing is a […]

Kloofing with Paradise Adventures in South Africa




Posted by Beth | May 1, 2016 As you know by now if you’ve been following our blog even in the slightest, our nine-month round-the-world trip would not be possible if it weren’t for the millions of hotel points we redeemed for hundreds of free nights. Thanks to generous sign up […]

Finding the Club Carlson “Goldilocks” points redemption in Cape Town



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Posted by Caleb | April 30, 2016 There is a ton of stuff to do in the Cape Town region and with the U.S. dollar rising to all-time high purchasing levels, now is the time to go.  Below we’ve outlined a 12-ish hour itinerary we used to see just a […]

Cape Town’s Best Day Trip: Driving the Cape Point Route


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Posted by Beth | April 27, 2016 We have been fortunate to visit many different wine regions around the world, and quite a few on this trip, including Argentina and New Zealand, but South Africa’s wine experience might just top them all. Facts and Figures on South Africa’s Wine Industry […]

Sip, sip, hooray! Why we loved wine tasting in South ...