24 Hours in Saint-Émilion, France

24 Hours in Saint-Émilion, France

After our stay in Le Croisic, we took our tiny little rental car and drove down to Saint-Émilion. It took just about 4 hours, which was the longest stretch during our week road trip through France & Spain. Saint-Émilion is just outside of Bordeaux, and some would say even more beautiful than Bordeaux! It is also a famed wine town known for its Grand Cru wine.

We actually only had less than 24 hours in this beautiful little town, as it was a quick stop on our way to Biarritz. So we tried to fit in as much as possible! 

5 Reasons Why You Must Stay at the Rhotia Valley Tented Lodges in Tanzania, Africa

5 Reasons Why You Must Stay at the Rhotia Valley Tented Lodges in Tanzania, Africa

On our third night on our African Safari in Tanzania, after spending the day at Tarangire National Park we made our way to the Rhotia Valley Lodge.

The Rhotia Valley Lodge is perched high on top of a hill in rural Tanzania near Karatu, overlooking a beautiful valley. It is just on the border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area rainforest which means the land is very fertile, and that is why we were surrounded by cornfields & sunflower fields. 

But the Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge is so much more than just an accommodation... here are 5 reasons why you must visit the Rhotia Valley Lodge. 

So Many Elephants!! | Our safari in Tarangire National Park | Tanzania, Africa

So Many Elephants!! | Our safari in Tarangire National Park | Tanzania, Africa

A look into our day and a half game drive through Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, Africa. This park is known as being the 'home of the elephants' - and it is so true! The elephants would get so close to the truck we could reach out and touch them - but of course I wouldn't as I was slightly scared of them...

What to pack for a Safari & Beach Holiday in Tanzania, Africa

What to pack for a Safari & Beach Holiday in Tanzania, Africa

Two weeks. Two completely different locations. Varying temperatures. All in one carryon duffle bag. 

Some would get stressed at the thought of this, but for me - I honestly enjoyed it. It was a challenge. We would be spending 1 week on a safari in and around the Serengeti, and 1 week on the island, Zanzibar. 

I will admit, I probably spent much too much time googling 'what to wear on a safari', as well as too much time shopping for 'safari outfits' - but I don't care! During the weeks leading up to this trip, it was all I could think about!

So I wanted to share my learnings, personal experiences (why did I pack so many nice sandals?? so not necessary!), and actual list of what went into that very packed red duffel bag.