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South Africa will always be home. Having family back there, it is our go-to destination. And lucky for us, it is such an amazing and dynamic place to visit. For all the best boutique hotels and restaurants The Kove Collection is our source, especially the boutique hotel in Camosbay, The Marly. For some serious luxury, Ellerman House is the spot to stay. Some of our off-the-beaten path recommendations are Phinda Forest Lodge-SafariPhantom Forest Eco Lodge, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa. And the  best safari bar none is the Singita Game Reserve. If you're feeling adventurous you can do some of Shannon’s favorites like bungee jumping off the highest commercial jump in the world at the Bloukrans Bridge or go cage Shark Diving in Gaansbaai.

When we travel we don’t go anywhere without our Globetrotter carry-on bags, which, in addition to being classic and functional, are just so darn nostalgic. For the long flight we always carry a Joanna Vargas Sheet Mask, June Jacobs Neroli Hydrating MistOgee Lip Oil and Juicy Face Wipes to keep our skin feeling its best. And to stay comfortable on the flight, Surf Bazaar pants are the best, and a great Lenny Niemeyer bathing suit for when you finally get there!