• Joburg cycling tour with Kennedy

    Cycle Joburg With Kennedy

    Over the past couple of months I’ve participated in two Joburg tours with Kennedy Tembo of Micro-adventure Tours. Kennedy offers all kinds of innovative, outdoorsy tours in Joburg and surrounding areas —…

  • O' Peri Peri restaurant in Edenvale

    This Is the East: O’ Peri Peri of Edenvale

    Fourth in an occasional blog series called This Is the East, featuring hidden spots on Johannesburg’s East Rand. The original inspiration for my “This Is the East” series was a giant tub of peri…

  • Melville cat on the table

    2019 Update From the Melville Cat

    From the the Melville Cat: Good day, dear readers. I would like to update you on recent developments. Trixie, the Midget Fluff Ball Menace 1. The Midget Fluff Ball Menace continues to…

  • Nguni cow at Brahman Hills in KwaZulu-Natal

    A Summer Weekend at Brahman Hills

    Two weeks ago I spent a weekend at Brahman Hills, a beautiful lodge near the N3 highway in the Midlands region of KwaZulu-Natal. I stayed at Brahman Hills once before in 2016.…

  • Heather, a 40-something woman photographing the sunset

    Rants and Rages of a 40-Something Woman

    About a year ago I saw an article on Facebook titled, “The New Midlife Crisis: Why (and How) It’s Hitting Gen X Women.” The article, published on Oprah.com, is all about how…

  • Pasta from Cremalat

    This Is the East: Cremalat

    Third in an occasional blog series called This Is the East, featuring hidden spots on Johannesburg’s East Rand. Cremalat, like many great food places in the East Rand (a.k.a Ekurhuleni), is hidden behind the…

  • Madiba statue at Long March to Freedom in Maropeng

    Join the Long March to Freedom Art Walk

    UPDATE: The Long March to Freedom Art Walk is fully booked. Hopefully we can organize another one soon. Last January I visited the Long March to Freedom National Heritage Monument in Fountains…

  • Meruschka at the Oriental Plaza

    For Meruschka (a.k.a. MzansiGirl)

    Dear Meruschka, Soon after I heard the news last night, I started making a list of all the adventures we’ve had over the years. The list was longer than I realized. I…

  • Cathedral of Christ the King

    5 Beautiful, Secret Places in Downtown Joburg

    I was on a walking tour today, talking to someone about Joburg. It suddenly occurred to me there are so many insanely beautiful places in downtown Joburg that Joburgers either: a) don’t…

  • Thomas and Guy at Wits after their wedding

    A December Wedding in Joburg

    Wedding photography triggers my imposter syndrome. I’ve been asked once or twice to shoot weddings, and each time an evil little voice inside my head whispers, “Only real photographers do weddings. Don’t…