Category: Travel Tips

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 equally onerous, I don't know of any other visa which is […]

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Traveling abroad for the first time : 5 Useful 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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5 Great Tips for travelling with your pet in Africa

Tips for travelling with your pet in Africa It is not an easy task to travel with your pet. This becomes more difficult if you are not a conscious owner. If you would like to travel with your pets abroad, you need to bear certain things in mind in order to have stress-free travel - […]

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Sustainability in 2022 and beyond

Sustainability in 2022 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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How To Become A Travel Blogger

How To Become A Travel Blogger Twenty years ago, travel blogging as a professional career was probably unheard of. These days, it sounds like a dream job. There are tons of travel bloggers, travelling around the world, writing about it and making money from it. However, it isn't as easy as it looks.  There is […]

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The best ways of getting around Cape Town

The Best Ways of Getting Around Cape Town Cape Town is a beautiful city in South Africa that welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The city is famous for its harbour and well-known landmarks like Cape Point and Table Mountain. The media tends to portray South Africa as a dangerous place to visit and its […]

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Tips for Choosing the Best Seat When You Book Your Airline Tickets

Flying to a new country or even another state of the same nation can be exciting but stressful at the same time. People all over the world love visiting new places and gaining new experiences – so much so that according to Statista, the global travel market is worth over $7.5 trillion. It is essential […]

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4 Tips For Planning a Road Trip in South Africa

South Africa is a fantastic place to take a road trip, but you need to be organised to make the most of the experience and enjoy a smooth journey. The country has an excellent network of roads which are well maintained and connected (with the exception of some of the more rural areas). While you […]

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Let’s talk loyalty - Airline loyalty programs in South Africa

For me the biggest hindrance to travelling more - besides my children’s schooling – is how expensive it is to fly to most destinations from South Africa during the school holidays. When I read about how international travelers (particularly those from US & UK) get to travel all the time because of the airline miles […]

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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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12 Tips for Travelling to Namibia

12 Tips for Travelling to Namibia Namibia is unlike any other country I’ve been to before and I made a few mistakes when travelling there for the first time. However, I have learnt from the experience. There are 4 main aspects to consider when travelling to Namibia on a DIY trip:  flights (if you're flying […]

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Kruger Safari Packing List - 12 Essentials For Your Vacation

Everyone who visits South Africa should go on a safari at Kruger. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in the world, with a massive variety of animals and an ever-changing landscape indigenous to Southern Africa. Safaris here are the best way to spot the Big Five in their natural habitat, […]

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How to deal with emergencies when travelling

Several years ago I was on a cruise in the Caribbean Seas. While having fun at sea one day we heard about a tragedy that occurred there. A young boy had been ice skating on the onboard skating rink when he tripped and fell. Another skater happened to be passing him at the same time […]

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5 Ways to make your Hotel Room feel like home

5 Ways to make your Hotel Room feel like home Sometimes, no matter how amazing our travels are, we get a little homesick. It happens to the best of us. The constant moving between hotel rooms, the exhausting overnight bus journeys, the fear of being scammed and the ever-present dodgy tummy can take their toll. […]

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How to apply for a UAE Visa online 

This is a guide on how to apply for a UAE Visa online if you are flying with Emirates Click here if you would like to apply for a South African passport online. Visa applications are such a schlep. I’d be delighted if visas were abolished forever. It would make travel so much easier and […]

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