The night House of Harley welcomed me to become a biker

Growing up Harley Davidson seemed like a brand that was out of reach for what I created in my own mind.  My perspective about Harley Davidson has done a complete 180-degree turn after spending time at House of Harley.  Harley Davidson represents America, an American brand with a history that I soon found myself wanting to join.

March 30th, 2012|

Singita Lebombo the crown jewel of Kruger Park

Singita Lebombo is called a lodge but I would say it is an experience.  Do you remember the show fantasy island with Tatto and Mr. Roarke where visitors could have any fantasy fulfilled?  Singita is similar to fantasy island but in living color.  From the moment we landed and were greeted at the airstrip to arriving in the main lodge I knew this was a special place.

March 14th, 2012|

Flying private on Federal Air to Singita Lebombo for safari

  Over the years flying commercial in the States has become a tiresome job.  The labor of buying three ounce bottles for liquids, paying extra fees for checked bags, strip searches to go through security, figuring out where to park, getting dropped off or taking a train and/or bus to the airport has become quite cumbersome.   Today, I had the chance to fly private and kicker is I’m going to Kruger Park for safari!

March 13th, 2012|

South Africa WEB SERIES TRAILER

Check out the trailer for my trip to South Africa and visit to Johannesburg, Kruger Park, Cape Town and Durban.  The web series will debut April 1 and will take you to Johannesburg, Kruger Park, Cape Town and Durban.  Get ready to enjoy this beautiful country because it will surprise you every step of the way

March 10th, 2012|

Diary of a Professional Eater: Carnivore and Lucky Bean, Johannesburg

I’m a profession eater and there are two more places I enjoyed dinning in Johannesburg: Carnivore Restaurant and Lucky Bean.  Carnivore is an award winning restaurant (Best Traditional Restaurant, Runner-up Restaurant of the Year) and the dramatic entrance consumes you with anticipation with various African animal statues.  You can have a photo shoot with everything they have on display from a larger then life Nelson Mandela Statue, Zulu Kingdom thrown and statue of King Shaka Zulu.

March 9th, 2012|

Soweto: Life inside Motsoaledi, an informal settlement with a lot of heart!

In the states we call an impoverished area the hood, in the South Africa they call it an informal settlement.  When people hear the word hood or settlement they can be turned off but I find these areas to be the pulse of the world.  I enjoy visiting these areas to see how people are living.  It is easy to go visit anywhere in the world and live a posh lifestyle but it is always good to connect with those who are less fortunate and share their story.

March 8th, 2012|

Global Snapshot: Nelson Mandela and World Wide Nate

Inside Carnivore Restaurant in the lobby area they have a larger then life metal statue of Nelson Mandela.  The first pump pose is an icon

March 7th, 2012|

Temecula Valley wine tasting for my birthday!

Today was my birthday and my girlfriend kidnapped and surprised me with a wine tasting tour at the World of Wine (WoW) barrel tasting in Temecula Valley.  The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association’s two-day event features 34 participating vineyards sampling their best wines with food pairings.  My girlfriend had foresight to find a company that offered a shuttle to drive us to nine of the vineyards on March 4.

March 6th, 2012|

Global Snapshot: Kids playing in Soweto

These group of kids where wrestling on the concrete across the street from the Mandela House Museum in Soweto.  They were a colorful bunch of kids acting silly and performing their rap for money.  

March 6th, 2012|

The epicenter of Apartheid: Soweto and Apartheid Museum

Today I was smothered with history and emotions while visiting the Apartheid Museum and Soweto.  The Apartheid Museum is a powerful destination documenting the dark past of South Africa.  Prior to visiting Johannesburg I researched the history of Apartheid to get an idea of its destructive 50 year administration and even with my prevision I was still shocked. 

March 3rd, 2012|