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The Big 5 of Africa : Bush Basics

The Big 5 of Africa How well do you know your  wildlife? If bush jargon confuses you, then this guide to African wildlife will give you the basic information you need to know before your safari, and answer some commonly asked wildlife questions. Although I discuss the Big 5 of Africa , I will also […]

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3 Top Travel Trends in 2024

Looking for the top travel trends in 2024, read on... Every January, as a whole new world of travel opportunities opens up for those with savings and an exploratory inclination, the global travel and tourism industry has its work cut out for it preparing to cater to these whims, desires and burgeoning trends. Here’s what’s […]

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How To Collaborate With Brands As A Travel Blogger - 15 Tips

How to collaborate with brands as a travel blogger Around 10 years ago, I was watching an interview with a local travel blogger on television, a rarity in South Africa at the time, and it inspired me to start my own blog. I’ve now been blogging for over 10 years and am grateful for all […]

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Sustainability in 2024 and beyond

Sustainability in 2024 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. […]

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My 2023 Travel and Blogging Year In Review

My 2023 Travel and Blogging Year In Review 2023 was a very busy year for me in terms of family commitments so I didn’t get to travel as much as I would have liked. However, this year marks 10 years since I started my blog in 2013, so I had to commemorate it in some […]

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Embracing Wellness : The Rising Popularity of Retreats

Embracing Wellness: The Rising Popularity of Retreats In a world that moves at a breakneck pace, the need for moments of calm and rejuvenation has never been more pronounced. Retreats, as a concept, have emerged as a beacon of tranquility and wellness, offering a reprieve from the hectic rhythms of everyday life. This article explores […]

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The Rise Of Eco-Tourism: Travelling Responsibly And Respectfully

Travelling Responsibly And Respectfully This form of travel has seen significant growth recently, partly thanks to a change in traveler attitudes. More people are choosing meaningful experiences that prioritize sustainability. Social media has been instrumental in this change, spotlighting ethical travel and pristine locations. This article aims to unpack the rise of eco-tourism and provide […]

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10 Essential Tips for Booking on Airbnb

Essential Tips for Booking on Airbnb Airbnb was founded in 2008, changing the way we travel by offering unique and personalized accommodation experiences that go beyond traditional hotels. Booking the right Airbnb can make or break your trip, whether you're planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, and I’ve heard both success and epic […]

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How to plan an international trip without a travel agent

How to plan an international trip yourself – DIY for beginners These days, so many travel agencies seem to be closing down while leaving customers out of pocket. The good news is booking a trip yourself has become infinitely easier with the Internet. However, people often say that they prefer to use travel agents because […]

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