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We are Zoe and Gregg, two married anesthetists indulging in our passion for travel and adventure. When we’re not taking care of patients, we enjoy visiting exotic locations. Anywhere with a body of water and a scenic hotel has our name written all over it! We enjoy diving, canyoning, fishing, hiking and getting to know the locals. We are foodies at heart and enjoy trying the traditional cocktails of the area. We love getting lost and trying to experience the culture like the locals. Get inspired with articles on travel advice and more!

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I’ve got friends in low places 🌎 😉 We can’t share our Patagonia experience without talking about how many awesome people we met along the way! One of our favorite parts of traveling is making friends with people from all over the world. It’s amazing how travel brings people together! Shout out to these awesome globe trotters 🙌🏽 Hopefully one day our paths will cross again ✨ #traveladventures #globetrotters #aroundtheglobe #travelislife #travelgram #travelcouple #instablog #travelblog #beautifuldestinations #fujifilm_xseries #myfujifilm #patagonia #visitargentina #visitchile #visitsouthamerica #lagunadelostres
Friday feels 🙌🏽 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Reflecting on the week.. trying to do a better job this year of staying in the moment and living every day to the max. It’s easy to get sucked into routine, dreading work, and just trying to make it to the weekend. Why be miserable for 260 days out of the year? 😼 My goal for 2020 is to 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 the day, the people you work with, quality time with family at the end of the day, and to be overall more positive about the daily grind. Instead of waking up bummed to wake up for work, be excited for a day full of great people, great patients and great conversations 🤟🏽⁣ ⁣ What’s your 2020 goal? 💁🏽‍♀️⁣ ⁣⁣ #⁣fridayfeels #weeklyinspiration #liveeverymoment #newyearbetterme #2020goals #travelphotography #travelblog #vacationeveryday #lovethelifeyoulive #chiletravel #patagoniachile #torresdelpaine
Ever wondered how to start planning a trip to Patagonia? Or even wth this place is?? ✈️ If you’re fascinated with Mother Nature, looking for some of the best hiking in the world, or just need to unplug, you should be heading to South America 🌎 Composed of over 400,000 square miles of land, Patagonia expands through the southernmost portions of both Chile 🇨🇱 and Argentina 🇦🇷 This trip is absolutely doable in 10 days! You can visit both sides and their most famous locations, such as 𝐌𝐭 𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐳 𝐑𝐨𝐲 & 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞. Don’t forget to wear your @patagonia gear 😉⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ • Check out the link in bio for our most recent post on seeing the 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘪𝘯 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝟷𝟶 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴! •⁣ ⁣ #mtfitzroy #patagonia #argentinapatagonia #argentinatravel #lagunadelostres #fujifilm #fitzroy #chile #chilepatagonia #travelcouple #couplegoals #hikinggoals #travelgram #travelblog #dreamdestinations #planetearth
𝟚𝟘𝟙𝟡 was quite the year of adventure for us ✨ In just 13 months we had the opportunity to travel to 4 different continents, attend a winning Patriots Super Bowl, and work together at the same hospital! 🌍 We are beyond grateful for all of our experiences overseas and at home. We cannot wait to see what 𝟚𝟘𝟚𝟘 has in store for us! 🥂 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ It’s hard to pick only one, so here are our favorites memories from the year! 📸 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦?? ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Happy New Year friends! 🥳 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #newyearseve #2019reflections #traveladventures #travelgram #travelphotography #travelblog #travelcouple #couplegoals #couplesthattravel #destinationinspiration #fujifilm #planetearth #lovethislife
Always fallin’ for you 💙⁣ ⁣ #northcarolinaoutdoors #chimneyrock #hickorynutfalls #travelcouple #travelgram #landscapephotography #waterfallphotography #couplegoals #travelbloggers #usdestinations
All I want for Christmas is...more vacation time...with youuu 🎶🎄❤️⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #christmaswishes #neverenoughvacay #destinationchaser #travelcouples #travelbloggers #couplegoals #travelgram #fujifilm #torresdelpaine #chiletravel
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South Africa

Africa brings out the childhood dream in all of us. Immense grasslands where animals of all sizes roam for thousands of miles. If you have seen the Lion King, you can only wonder how to make it a reality. Think of the largest zoo you could ever imagine. Africa is like a giant zoo to the umpteenth power. Lions, leopards, and elephants, oh my! Needless to say, this continent was surreal. It literally brought tears of joy on arrival and tears of sadness on departure. This trip should absolutely be on everyone’s bucket list. Young, old, family, honeymoon…it doesn’t matter. Africa has something to offer for everyone. Be prepared to experience pure joy in the African bush.

There are many options to chose from for a safari in Africa. We chose South Africa for our honeymoon based on the excellent reviews of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, and our lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve. You can access the park via a short 45 minute South African Airways flight from Johannesburg airport. You fly into Skukuza, a single terminal, outdoor airport. Probably the cutest little airport we’ve ever seen! Once you arrive, you will be shown by the staff to the baggage claim where you will be picked up by your Land Rover. This was one of the most exciting parts of our trip. We were like kids in a candy store driving through the bush. A quick 10 minute ride brings you to the Tinga lodge. We were greeted by the loveliest host, Danielle. We enjoyed cool cocktails while waiting for our room. To our surprise, there were monkeys, kudu, and impalas hanging out on the property. We were in heaven enjoying their company.

The lodge is composed of one main building with the lobby, bar, gift shop, and restaurant located in the main area. Around the main building are about 10 individual villas. The smaller villas are located along the river, while the larger family villas are facing the bush. You really feel the African vibes with the lodge architecture and design. The main building is open to the outside. It gets warm in the summer (Nov-March), so keep that in mind when planning your trip. On our first day the temp was about 100 degrees F. It definitely was toasty sitting outside mid-afternoon. We spent most of the time relaxing in our villa during the hottest parts of the day in between game drives.

A typical day in the African bush:

  • 5 am – wake-up call; tea, coffee, light breakfast
  • 5:30 am – morning game drive
  • 8:30 am – return for breakfast
  • 12-2 pm – open for lunch
  • 4 pm – high tea and snacks
  • 4:30 pm – night game drive
  • 7:30 pm – return to lodge; pre-dinner drinks or freshen up
  • 8 pm – dinner

The game drives were the highlight of the trip. We were fortunate enough to take go on drives the day we arrived and morning that we left. The first day it rained and we saw more common animals such as impala, kudu, giraffes, etc. The summer months are the best time to see baby animals and greenery as it it the wet season. We were fortunate that it hadn’t rained much and it was easier to find animals since there wasn’t many plants in full bloom. However, the terrain was not as green and pretty.

The next few days we saw almost every animal we wanted to see. We even saw the Big Five all in one day! The Big Five game are lions, elephants, leopards, cape buffalo, and rhinos (black & white). The rhinos were bashful and we didn’t get any post-worthy photos of them. The white rhinos are near threatened and are rare to see. We were lucky to see two of them on one drive!

The game drives start around sunrise/sunset when the weather is cooler and less humid. Although I’m not an early bird, I was eager to wake early and get to the bush! The coffee and snacks in the morning were much appreciated. Everyone congregates and discusses what they hope to see this time. We were fortunate to be paired with an amazing Canadian couple on our game drives. There’s an extra charge option to have a private drive, but we enjoyed their company so much, that we wouldn’t recommend the private one. We were with the same guide and trekker for the duration of our stay. It was nice how intimate the setting was. We really got to know everyone in our group. Our guide Ben aka “Big Ben” was extremely knowledgeable and his colleague of 20 years, Collence, was our incredible trekker. Their communication when searching for specific animals was impeccable. Collence could find any creature you asked of him and Ben could tell you all about it. They were a dynamic duo.

Our favorite night by far was the BBQ bush dinner under the African sky. On the clearest night by far, we sat amongst the stars in a giant pit and ate the best meal of the trip with Ben and our new Canadian friends. We learned about Ben’s life and how he got to work in Kruger park, all of our favorite animals, and what we hopped to find the next day. It was a genuinely amazing night with fantastic food, drink and great company.

All of the staff were so thoughtful through out our entire honeymoon. We came home to little decorations and sweet notes each day. Lion Sands and the staff, especially Danielle, made us feel very welcome. The little things made our honeymoon experience so special. One night we came home from dinner to a candlelit bubble bath with chocolates, champagne, and rose petals. It was such a nice surprise after a long day.

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