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Traveling abroad for the first time : Tips & Tricks

Traveling is an incredibly fulfilling and sometimes even life-changing experience, and it’s the ideal way to step out of your comfort zone and explore the wonders of the world. However, going abroad can also be a confusing and intimidating endeavor, especially when it comes to first-timers. But as long as you prepare in advance, your […]

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2019 - My year in review

2019 turned out to be a good year in travel for me, despite a slow start. I visited eight countries, three of them for the first time - bringing my total country count to 47. As the year ends, I am relaxing at home, recovering from one of the most hectic trips I’ve ever been […]

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Sustainability in 2020 and beyond

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan The statistics are mind-boggling: In 2016, the world’s’ cities generated over 2 billion tonnes of solid waste, amounting to a footprint of 0.74 kilograms per person per day. This is only expected to increase. An estimated five trillion plastic […]

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How to plan an international trip – DIY for beginners

These days, booking a trip yourself has become infinitely easier with the Internet. However, people often say that they prefer to use travel agents because they are afraid to plan a trip themselves – afraid of doing something wrong, afraid of booking the wrong flights, afraid of booking accommodation in the wrong area etc. It […]

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Travellers' Tales Around The World

I started the “Travellers’ Tales” section in 2016 and I have now published over 115 interviews. Over hundred travelers from around the world have shared their fascinating travels on my blog thus far. Find the links to their interviews below. Are you looking for travel inspiration? Do you enjoy reading Travellers' Tales ? Travellers from around the world […]

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I am now a Luxuria Lifestyle Amabassador

I am pleased to announce that I am now a member of the editorial team & a VIP Brand Ambassador for Luxuria Lifestyle South Africa and Luxuria Lifestyle International Magazine. Luxuria Lifestyle International is one of the world’s leading online luxury lifestyle magazines, reviewing and reporting on the world of luxury - with offices strategically […]

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Seven items you can’t do without in your holiday travels

Are you planning to go on a holiday soon? Whether you’ll be jetting off to a faraway destination or going on a road trip along South Africa’s beautiful routes, it is important to stay prepared for anything that may come your way in your travels. To make sure nothing spoils your holiday, we’ve put together […]

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Savannas Before Studies: Head to Southern Africa Before Heading to College

Savannas Before Studies: Head to Southern Africa Before Heading to College There’s no better time to take a gap year than between graduating high school and commencing college, and you should certainly consider spending part of it exploring Southern Africa. Whether you’re among the 48% looking to volunteer, or the 85% seeking to travel and experience […]

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39 signs that you are a travel addict

My earliest travel memory, apart from a safari in Kruger National Park, was when I was seven years old. I travelled with my family from South Africa to India, on my first international trip. That trip instilled a love of travel within me, which has never left me. I am a self-confessed travel addict. Are […]

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The New Seven Wonders of the World – My Experiences

Can you name the New Seven Wonders of the World ? Unless you are an avid traveller…or obsessed with lists, you probably can’t. With so many places and attractions now being labelled as wonders, it’s not surprising – and of course, there’s no need to remember them if we have Google at our disposal. Most […]

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My 2018 Year In Review

2018 seems to have flown by in a flash. It seems like not too long ago that I was recovering from – and writing about - my bumper 3-week December 2017 trip, when we visited Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and United Arab Emirates. In January, we just managed to visited Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens for […]

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Meet Travis ... and say goodbye to language barriers

Imagine arriving at an airport and trying to explain to a taxi driver where to go to in a language you don’t speak... Imagine moving to a new country due to necessity but not understanding the language… Imagine going to a doctor in a foreign country but being unable to explain what is bothering you… […]

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