Cabin Porn

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If, like me, you spend a large amount of time daydreaming about all of the wonderful places in the world you’d like to escape to for a holiday – then chances are that you also appreciate a good cabin as much as me. Besides wanting to desperately visit a cabin the middle of rural America for a holiday, i also imagine myself retiring in Colorado somewhere in a beautifully modern cabin on a small-holding where i can have an entire farm’s worth of animals…. at least 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 foxes, and definitely a few sheep, goats, and chickens!

I digress! I came across a subreddit that will forever change the way i see cabins… reddit/r/cabinporn! A must for any cabin lover. I’ve collected some of my favourites from across the web, but definitely go and check out the linked page for even more cabin amazingness. It’s not updated as much as i’d like, this is quite a niche thing i would imagine, but it was nice to see some stuff i’d never come across before.

Owl Tree Cabin – Albion, California available to rent on AirBnB!

Stone Creek Camp – Big Foot, Montana

Yellowstone Club, Montana – a classic! I think this might have been the one that started my obsession.

Take a look at this breathtaking lake cabin’s interior:

Deer Cabin Reverie

A gallery of the interior:

Ralph Lauren’s Guest cabin, Colorado – no cabin gallery would be complete without making mention of this beauty. It’s like i’ve died and gone to cabin heaven.

Sun Valley Lodge, Vermont – this has got to be one of my favourites! Just look at it, i’m in love.

The beautifully designed interior:

Yellowstone Club, Montana – SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!

Yes, another one in Yellowstone Club… seems like the place to be for cabin enthusiasts like myself! This one is more “lodge” than “cabin” though purely because of its size, but it’s cabin-y enough for me to add it in. This is by far my most favourite, i just wish it was closer to a vast body of water like the other one in Yellowstone Club – but let’s be real, i wouldn’t say no to a week here, or even early retirement :P

This interior will make you cry… also, i’m actually too poor to even be looking at these pictures. It is fun to dream though.

Travel: Motswiri Safari Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve

Have you ever been to Botswana? If your answer is no, then you need to remedy that asap, take my word for it. It’s a wonderful country with wonderful people, wonderful weather, and wonderful scenery… in other words, it’s just wonderful. It’s a lot cheaper than i thought it would be, considering their currency is stronger than the Rand, but i found taxis, hotels and food in general extremely affordable.

On our return to Johannesburg from Gabarone, we both thought that it’d probably be a good idea to try and visit a game reserve in the area seeing as we’d driven all the way out there. So on our way back to the Big Smoke – we decided to stay at one of the lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve, as it’s a reserve i’d never visited before.

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Madikwe Game Reserve is on the South African side of the border, but barely 35min from Gabarone. The reserve itself is relatively “young” at only +/- 24yrs old. It also happens to be the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa – which is unusual considering how little we hear about it. It’s supposed to be one of the best conservation areas in Africa and offers the Big 5 in a pretty decently sized park. With it only being 3.5hrs from Joburg AND in a malaria free area – it is exceptionally convenient.

There around 27 different lodges within the reserve [so you’ll be able to find one in your budget quite easily], and we finally settled on Motswiri. Since moving up to Joburg, i’ve prioritized visiting as many game reserves and lodges as possible because of the proximity to the city and the fact that it wasn’t something i did a lot as a kid.

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Three Irish Dudes Riverdance Across The World

These three Irish friends travelled through 23 different countries over the space of a year, all the while, recording themselves dancing at different landmark and locations in each of their destinations doing some rather bad Irish dancing. The best has got to be when in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a window-washer dude decided to join. SIDENOTE: I didn’t know other countries had people that stood at traffic lights waiting to “wash” your window with a squeegee and a wiper.

This is such an awesome way to document your travels, instead of boring old pictures: