#LTsouthafrica: on safari with @SabiSabiReserve

The morning after our day with the Newkidz on the Block, Hands Up Holidays had us up bright dark and early. Yes, correct: up before the sun, on vacation, the morning after a full day of manual labor. Who the hell are we?! Animal lovers with a long-time dream of going on safari, that’s who. And this was it! This was the day! After one van ride, two flights (grumble), and one badass jeep excursion, we would find ourselves at an oasis in the middle of Kruger National Park. Fair warning: majorly photo-heavy post ahead. To say we were exhausted by the time we arrived at the Earth Lodge at Sabi Sands is a major…

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style spotter: luxury safari

In March, we had to ask ourselves the ultimate question: What in the world does a girl wear on safari?? What exactly do we wear on our feet to trek through the South African bush? What kind of pants will keep us cool in the sun while keeping mosquitos away? Are there any colors that startle lions?? In the weeks leading up to our trip to South Africa, we joked about outfitting ourselves in cargo khaki, hiking boots, and bucket hats. When the time came, we opted for utilitarian over style, each sporting olive khaki pants (with only a FEW cargo pockets), lightweight tanks and tees, and sneakers. We embarked on our first game drive, departing from Sabi Sabi Game Reserve about…

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sneak peek: south africa

You know, we were overly ambitious in our plans to keep the blog updated last week, and we very clearly failed. But, if you’ve been following along on social media (namely here, here, and here), we think you’ll give us a pass. Starting last Friday, we gave South Africa all we got… and we fell in love. We will obviously be reporting back on every detail very soon, but while we regroup, collect our thoughts, and start sorting through our thousands of photos and videos, we wanted to leave you with some snaps from one of the very best weeks in LT history. We don’t throw this around much (because we’re not frat boys), but it…

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#LTsouthafrica: we’re going to africa & you’re invited!

If you’ve been reading LT from its earliest days, then you may already know this… but visiting South Africa has been at the top of our list for-basically-ever. To be perfectly honest, though? Actually booking a trip felt overwhelming. How do you know that you’re doing such an expansive, incredible country justice?! Finally, we pushed our laziness aside. Sort of. In just under four weeks, along with our friend Mrs. O, we’ll be jetting off to Cape Town. We’ve partnered with Hands Up Holidays, who arranges luxury voluntourism in regions all over the world. That’s right, instead of putting this amazing itinerary together ourselves, we found someone to do the planning for us. See, we’re…

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