Author: Chasing The Rainbow

Meet the Dirsuwei family - dreamer dad Ralph, bright mom Sarah, fishing-mad Jacob, social-teen Luke and cool-kid Cian. Follow us as we showcase things to do and places to go in Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape and South Africa and explore the world together, inspiring family travel.
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How to lose your kids on the Otter Trail in 3 easy steps

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Chasing The Rainbow

Now this is something that most people probably don’t want to do, so perhaps our story will help ...

Canada Diary Part 16 – Kings and Cohos in Campbell River

Posted on October 29, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

We got up at the crack of dawn and made our way to the Campbell River marina to ...

Canada Diary Part 15 – Vancouver Island & the salmon run

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

The drive from Penticton to Vancouver was long but spectacular, particularly through Manning Provincial Park where the road ...

Canada Diary Part 14 – The Badlands & another unhappy camper

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

Our final day outing during our week in Lethbridge, was to the Canadian Badlands to explore Dinosaur Provincial ...

Canada Diary Part 13 – The Canadian Prairies

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

The beauty of staying in a lesser known destination is the adventure of discovering the hidden gems that ...

Canada Diary Part 12 – En Route to Lethbridge

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

We bade a very sad farewell to Two Jack, Banff and the Rocky Mountains and headed east in ...

Canada Diary Part 11 – Beautiful Banff

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

We woke to the sound of torrential rain hammering our tent. “Oh dear” I thought, “we have to ...

Canada Diary Part 10 – Johnston Canyon and the Abominable Blanket

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

An epic camp pack-up today …

Canada Diary Part 9 – Enjoying Jasper

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

Canadians sleep in really late ...

Canada Diary Part 8 – Settling in to camping

Posted on September 5, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

After a long and lazy camping morning after our first night in Wabasso, we headed into the quaint ...

Canada Diary Part 7 – Camping Take 2

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

Breath-taking beauty overload. For six hours straight we gazed open-jawed through our minivan windows …

Canada Diary Part 6 – Our first night camping

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

We said a sad goodbye to the beautiful city of Vancouver, but our hearts were brimming with excitement ...

Canada Diary Part 5 – Falling in love with Vancouver

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

After an exhilaratingly exciting and exhausting series of airplane flights, we arrived safely in Vancouver ...

Canada Diary Part 4 – pre-trip panic

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

With only three weeks to go before our family departs South Africa on an adventure to Canada, we ...

Canada Diary Part 3 – our rough itinerary

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

So now that we are amped to camp in Canada, we have had to knuckle down and decide ...

Canada Diary Part 2 – Getting (C)amped

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

So, have five air-tickets to Vancouver for five weeks! Sounds kinda cool. Not quite our initial big dream ...

Canada Diary Part 1 – Why Canada?

Posted on August 10, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

Why Canada? I suppose South Africans don’t really consider Canada as a realistic travel destination, as it's so ...

6 Off-the-beaten-track weekend getaways around Port Elizabeth

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

Port Elizabeth lies more or less midway along South Africa’s coastline, and those lucky enough to live in ...

On top of the world at Zuurberg Mountain Inn

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Chasing The Rainbow

Every year, we kick off the New Year with a long and lazy family lunch at Zuurberg Mountain ...

5 Fab places to take your mom for lunch in Port Elizabeth

Posted on December 8, 2015 by Chasing The Rainbow

I count my lucky stars every day that I live in the same town as my mom …

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