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Ashbourne Country Escape
Hazyview, ZA
June 2014

Ashbourne Country Escape Ashbourne in Hazyview is a tranquil refuge perfectly located for exploring South Africa’s Kruger Park and The Panorama Route.

For more information, click HERE.

October 22nd, 2014 @ 10:16:52 am
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Sacred Monkey Forest — Bali
ID
March 2014

In March 2014, John, Kelly, and I went to Ubud, Bali after spending a week in New Zealand.

One of the highlights of our time in Bali was the Monkey Forest of Padangtegal.

June 24th, 2014 @ 12:24:42 pm
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Pat’s vs. Geno’s
Philadelphia, US
December 2013

Philly’s greatest rivalry: Pat’s vs. Geno’s!  

24 hours a day they face-off, literally, while people like us walk between them for a taste test.

And the winner is . . . Click HERE to find out! 

April 24th, 2014 @ 9:22:42 am
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Weekend in Fès
Fes, MA
February 2014

In February 2014, John and I went to Morocco for a long weekend.  We spent most of our time in Fès, the third largest city of Morocco. 

More info and pictures can be found on Necessary Indulgences

April 24th, 2014 @ 9:16:06 am
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Leather Souq in Fès, Morocco
Fes, MA
February 2014

This tannery in Fès is the oldest leather tannery in the world.  It was one of my favorite sights in Fés!

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April 24th, 2014 @ 9:14:53 am
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Banff, Jasper, and the Icefields Parkway
CA
June 2012

The Icefields Parkway is a gorgeous drive from Banff to Jasper and back!  Be sure to rent the GyPSy Guide for your drive.

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April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:20:16 pm
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Moorea Pearl Resort
PF
June 2011

Gorgeous overwater bungalows, silky sand,  and crystal clear water!  
See more photos HERE

April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:12:01 pm
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Hermosa Beach, CA
Hermosa Beach, CA, US
June 2013

Hermosa Beach is a wonderful place to stay when visiting LA.  There are many wonderful restaurants to choose from and a lot of activities to participate in. 

Click HERE to see all of my recommended restaurants. 

April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:04:30 pm
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Band Masala at Ferrymans Tavern
Cape Town, ZA
January 2014

Let me just cut to the chase: Band Masala ROCKS!  Lead vocalist Fancy Galada’s energy is infectious. Masala specializes in African, World, Reggae, and Rock Music with an emphasis on FUN!  If you are visiting the V&A Waterfront, be sure to look up Masala Band! 

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April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:42:57 pm
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Sydney
AU
March 2014

In March 2014, we had  2 overnight layovers in Sydney with one full day to explore.  Check out our Day in Sydney on Necessary Indulgences

April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:21:38 pm
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Cathedral Cove
Hahei, NZ
November 2013

Cathedral Cove is located on The Coromandel Peninsula and is arguably one of the most picturesque spots on The Peninsula.  Around every corner is another breathtaking spot.  

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April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:08:35 pm
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Big Green Egg-Cademy with Bertus Basson
Stellenbosch, ZA
January 2014

A night of cooking on the Big Green Egg at Overture with Chef Bertus Basson!  Read all about it on Necessary Indulgences

April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:00:33 pm
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The Pot Luck Club
Cape Town, ZA
January 2014

The Pot Luck Club is located on the top floor of the historic Silo at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.  The artfully designed restaurant offers an amazing 360 degree view of Cape Town.  

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April 23rd, 2014 @ 11:50:36 am
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Table Mountain
Cape Town, ZA
January 2014

The easiest way to the top is on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.  The Lower Cableway Station is on Tafelberg Road, off of Kloof Nek Road — about a 15 minute drive from the city centre.

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April 23rd, 2014 @ 11:44:29 am
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Fondue in Fribourg!
Fribourg, CH
Sep 20th, 2013

Fondue Vacherin at Café du Midi in Fribourg, Switzerland... an amazing afternoon filled with perpetual laughter, fascinating stories, and loving friends.

necessaryindulgences.com/2013/10/fribourg-friends-fondue/

November 5th, 2013 @ 9:20:30 am
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EGGtoberfest 2013
Stone Mountain, US
Oct 12th, 2013

EGGtoberfest is held every October and is the EggFest of all EggFests.

An EggFest is a venue for people who enjoy cooking on a Big Green Egg or who want to start cooking on one.

See all of the wonderful food photos here:
necessaryindulgences.com/2013/10/eggtoberfest-2013/

November 5th, 2013 @ 9:14:12 am
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Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli
Schwende District, CH
Sep 19th, 2013

Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli is a 170-year-old guest house and restaurant tucked into the side of a mountain in Alpstein, a subgroup of the Appenzell Alps.  

We ate lunch there one afternoon... find out how we got there:
necessaryindulgences.com/2013/10/berggasthaus-aescher/

November 5th, 2013 @ 8:57:12 am
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Mount of Olives
Jerusalem, IL
Jan 28th, 2013

Mount of Olives:  We booked a three-hour tour with Sandeman’s New Europe.  Read all about it and see more pictures HERE.

July 13th, 2013 @ 9:46:09 am
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Jerusalem – The Old City
Jerusalem, IL
Jun 26th, 2013 to Jan 31st, 2013

John and I traveled to Jerusalem in January 2013.  See all of our pictures from Old City Jerusalem HERE.

July 13th, 2013 @ 9:32:04 am
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Eating in Bangkok
Bangkok, TH
Nov 30th, 2012 to Dec 4th, 2012

In December 2012 John and I went to Bangkok for a long weekend.

The last time we were there we did several amazing tours — Tiger Temple, Elephant Village, and Fishing Village.

This trip I had two goals: Eat street food and get a massage.
necessaryindulgences.com/2013/04/bangkok-food/

April 20th, 2013 @ 11:33:15 am
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Sunshine State Eggfest 2013
Indialantic, FL, US
Mar 15th, 2013

We went to our first EggFest in March 2013. 
What is an Eggfest?  It is a venue for people who enjoy cooking on a Big Green Egg, or who want to start cooking on one.
necessaryindulgences.com/2013/03/sunshine-state-eggfest-2013/

April 20th, 2013 @ 11:00:53 am
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Prague, Czech Republic — European Delivery
Prague, CZ
Aug 2nd, 2012

The fourth stop on our European Delivery adventure was Prague, one of my favorite cities in the world! There is just something about it that keeps you wanting more.

Read all about our time in Prague here:
necessaryindulgences.com/2013/02/prague-czech-republic/

March 20th, 2013 @ 12:41:11 pm
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Jungle Breakfast at the Singapore Zoo
Singapore, SG
Sep 29th, 2012

John and I went to the Singapore Zoo on our last day in Singapore.  We aren’t big zoo people, but we love orangutangs -- we signed up for the Jungle Breakfast so we could get close to them!


Read all about our time at the Singapore Zoo here:
necessaryindulgences.com/2013/03/singapore/

March 20th, 2013 @ 12:28:01 pm
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Singapore!
Singapore, SG
Sep 26th, 2012

John and I went to Singapore at the end of September 2012.  We did some touristy stuff over the weekend, but mostly we tried to mix ourselves with the local people and take in the melting pot of cultures.


Read all about our weekend in Singapore here: necessaryindulgences.com/2013/03/singapore/

March 20th, 2013 @ 12:19:09 pm
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Slovenia – European Delivery
SI
Jul 26th, 2012

The first stop on our European Delivery Adventure was Slovenia.  We stayed at the gorgeous Otočec Castle, a Relais & Châteaux hotel.

necessaryindulgences.com/2012/11/slovenia-european-delivery/

January 7th, 2013 @ 6:37:17 pm
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