What I… Karabo from Travel with Karabo

The gorgeous Karabo is my featured blogger this week and I’m thrilled to share her beautiful blog, Travel with Karabo, with you.

Karabo uses her online platforms to express her passion for travel within South Africa and beyond with a special focus on food and drinks.

She wants to inspire young people to lead exciting, healthy, affordable lifestyles and to encourage them to start living their own travel dreams.

When Karabo is not exploring the Western Cape she works at a social justice organisation where she holds a Business Development and Fundraising position.

 

“When you can travel the world, you are lucky. But when you travel around your country and enjoy it, it is a right and a privilege because only a few see beauty in the places they call home.”

 

Read on below to find out more about Karabo and her adventures…

Know:

Life is too short to be boring. I usually do not overthink or over plan my life. As much as it is to be taken seriously, I am reminded everyday that each moment should not be taken for granted, as cliche as it sounds. I know that no matter what activity I do or get involved in, it must be thrilling and rewarding so that I am reassured that I did not waste it on something that has no personal growth or excitement (some sort of fulfilment). That is why I took up sharing experiences on my YouTube channel.

Love:

I absolutely love food! There is not a minute that goes past without me thinking about indulging on something completely delicious! In this case I always think about a fish meal and since I am a travel blogger on Travel with Karabo, I day dream about visiting a restaurant in Kalk Bay called Satori which has the best fish I have ever had in Cape Town. I also love phone calls with my partner whom I have been in a long distance with for over two years. It is moments like these phone calls that I appreciate more and always affirming affection towards each other and knowing that we will see each other again. Love is a beautiful thing and I miss him a lot.

I love hiking! The pandemic has brought this important ritual to a complete stop. I had a goal of 30 hikes by December and hopefully when we are allowed to go outside I can enjoy it again all thanks to everyone on the frontline helping and contributing towards a safer and virus free South Africa and beyond.

 

“Everyone’s story is interesting”

 

Read:

I wish I could say that I have taken up reading again but unfortunately not of any books at all. I have started reading a lot of blogs about wellness and travel since I am in that space. I am finding myself more interested in the female anatomy to be honest. I find sexual liberation to be a serious and adventurous area which I am enjoying. However, I am slowly gathering the strength to re-read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho because it changed how I see the world.

Want:

At the moment I want a good case of red wine. Since the lock down took effect and there has been an alcohol ban, I have this want for a good red. It is that simple. I am a wine girl.

Wear:

Fashion has always eluded me and I cannot seem to understand trends and styles. All that is helping me right now is understanding my “thing” and that “thing” is comfort. In my wardrobe, I have a couple of new things from Zara, a lot from Mr Price Fashion and I went searching for jeans before the lock down and found the perfect pair from Factorie. When it comes to shoes, I am an EGO baby. I started obsessing about EGO recently and lucky me my partner surprised me with a few items from their store. Finally, being a bikini fanatic (I could literally spend my days in a bikini at home and beach), I wear Bacon Bikinis because they are South African, inexpensive and inclusive.

Need:

I need a to save money to take my family, especially my mother on a vacation. My mom has never been on a plane and we keep talking about it but it just never seem to happen. I need this to one day happen so she can be treated like a Queen for all the times she has made things possible for me and my sisters. I think that is all that will make me happy at this stage.

 

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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