Category: Beyond Africa

5 Budget-friendly US vacations

Budget-friendly US vacations you should visit Traveling the world can be a great adventure that doesn't have to break the bank. There are plenty of budget-friendly vacation destinations in the United States alone. Whether you're looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors or a city filled with historical landmarks, you'll be able to find […]

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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

The Best 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 […]

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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

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. 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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How to apply for a Schengen visa for Spain (with kids)

How to apply for a Schengen visa for Spain (with kids) This guide applies to South African passport holders. I've said this before and I'm saying it again- you must really want to visit a Schengen country in order to go through the Schengen visa application process. Apart from UK and USA visas which are […]

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3 Stunning Island Destinations You Need to Visit

Island Destinations you should visit B.E.A.C.H - Best Escape Anyone Can Have Often, those wishing for a vacation dream of crystal clear sea, white sand beaches, and delicious fresh food and drinks they can’t find anywhere else. For this reason, island destinations are incredibly popular, and will usually feature quite highly on people’s bucket lists […]

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7 Best Coffee Shops in Melbourne

7 Best Coffee Shops in Melbourne Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, the second-most populous state in Australia. The local inhabitants are known as Melburnians, and the city attracts tourists and travellers from all across the world. The city is home to several popular cultural institutions like the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne […]

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Seven Great Road Trips in Australia

Looking for great road trips in Australia ? Read on... “I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” – Paulo Coelho Did you know that Australia is the sixth largest country in the world by area? It is also referred to […]

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