Julian and I hadn't been dating even three months when I hesitantly asked whether it was "too soon" to take a vacation together (#gumption)! Amazingly - perhaps stupidly - but nonetheless to my relief, he was all for the idea. We hardly knew each other, so began considering "vacation-lite"" destinations, aka easy, close beach vacations. When we weren't getting all that enthused about, you know, Florida, we quickly learned that we're both culture and adventure junkies. Our eyes lit up after stumbling across an ad for a trip to South Africa (hell yes). We mulled it over for for about 10 minutes before booking our flights and have never looked back! The vacation was epic, by far the best I had taken. And, on the plane ride home, Julian asked me to move in with him - which is where our adventures began!