Category: Beyond Africa

7 Unique Things to do in Penang , Malaysia

Things to do in Penang , Malaysia Penang is one of Malaysia’s most visited tourist destinations and my favourite city in Malaysia too. Also known as "The Pearl of Orient" and "The Silicon Valley of the East" for its massive electrical and electronics industry, it has a lot to offer visitors – history, culture, exotic […]

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10 Things To Do In Bangkok - With Kids

10 Things To Do In Bangkok With Kids (or without) Bangkok is a vibrant, bustling, multi-faceted city, and a vast, sprawling metropolis, home to modern steel skyscrapers standing alongside traditional tiled temples. It is a city of colourful tuk-tuks, golden spires and delicious street food. It has an infectious energy that draws one in and […]

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Best things to do in Phuket with kids

I did a lot of research before I went to Phuket – as I always do before I travel – and it seemed as though people who’d been to Phuket were divided into two camps. Those who loved it and those - who didn’t. I wondered whether I had made the right decision by choosing […]

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Family time at Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach

Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach Review Phuket is world famous for its beautiful beaches and tropical beach resorts but when travelling there for the first time, choosing the perfect area to stay in can be a bit of a dilemma. Travelling with kids makes the correct decision even more imperative. After a lengthy research process, I […]

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Budget-friendly US vacations

Budget-friendly US vacations Traveling the world can be a great adventure, but the United States is blessed with a remarkable variety of vacation destinations, and you can find remarkable sights and have extraordinary experiences without leaving the country. Best of all, while the most famous spots can be expensive, there are bargains to be had […]

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Top 10 things to do in London with kids (or without)

Top 10 things to do in London with kids (or without) London is a family-friendly city with loads of things to do with kids. This is what my kids enjoyed on their first visit to London - in random order. However, if you don't have kids with you, then you will still enjoy them. 1. […]

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Step back in time on a tour of Florence in Italy

A tour of Florence in Italy Florence in Italy is often called the best city in the world. It was ranked top of the list in the Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards for several years. I took some photos of Florence that will give you an idea of what it is like, if you […]

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6 Best Things To Do in Florida

6 Things To Do in Florida Florida is the southeasternmost state in the United States and one of the country's largest states. It's flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the east side and the Gulf of Mexico on the west. The beautiful state offers a diverse range of family-friendly attractions, from natural wonders to theme […]

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10 best things to do in Venice

Top 10 things to do in Venice It is difficult to choose just 10 things to do in Venice. From my last whirlwind visit to Venice about 18 years ago, I just remember being serenaded with “Sole Mio” on a gondola ride through the canals and posing for old-fashioned non-digital photos in St Mark’s Square. This […]

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The Ancient City of Petra in Jordan - One of the New 7 Wonders of the World

A visit to the Ancient City of Petra in Jordan "A rose-red city, half as old as time"... John William Burgon . Apt words to describe Petra , one of the "New" 7 Wonders of the World, even though this fascinating city is not exactly new. Also called The Lost City, it was carved into […]

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Experiencing the 4 magical parks of Walt Disney World

Experiencing the 4 magical parks of Walt Disney World “Here you leave today- and visit the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” – Walt Disney A visit to Walt Disney World is almost every child's dream - and I must admit it was on my bucket list too - the part of me that wanted to […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Caution: This post is about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter . It contains a lot of Harry Potter jargon. Muggles (non-magical people) may not understand. If you are a muggle or do not know what a muggle is, read this version. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter When the Harry Potter books took the world […]

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10 Best Things to do in Seville

Looking for the best things to do in Seville , Spain ? Read on... “The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.” Christopher Columbus - Journal of First Voyage to America (ed. 1924) Seville or Sevilla (pronounced Sehveeya) as the locals call it, is […]

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5 Things to do in Foz Do Iguacu

Things to do in Foz Do Iguacu While doing research on Brazil and Argentina, the Iguacu Falls (also spelt Iguazu Falls and Iguassu Falls) seemed to come up all the time. After reading about it and seeing some photos, I decided that I had to include it in our itinerary too. Now that we have […]

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Explore London with The Original London Sightseeing Tour

If you’ve been following my blog, you would know that the hop-on hop-off bus is one of my favourite ways to explore a new city, especially when I have limited time there. When I visited the United Kingdom,  my family and I chose to explore London with The Original London Sightseeing Tour. The Original London Sightseeing […]

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