Category: Travel Tips

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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25 Tips for Travelling with Children

If you are travelling with children, it can be challenging to say the least. Constant moaning, bickering siblings, and motion sickness are just some of the problems parents have to contend with. I've been travelling with mine from the time they were babies. It's easier now that they're older but it wasn't always easy. And we’ve learnt […]

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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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The Where, When, and How of Whale Watching in Greenland

Whale Watching in Greenland: The Where, When, and How The first thing you’re probably thinking here is: Why go whale watching in Greenland in the first place? Aren’t there a lot of other places around the world where you can go Whale watching? Australia, for instance, has whales, and is a lot warmer! The most […]

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6 Useful Tips for Emigrating from South Africa

How to emigrate from South Africa Emigrating from South Africa can be a daunting experience, and rightly so. Because it tends to be a once-off undertaking for most, should you make the big move overseas it will presumably be your first. Unlike merely working overseas, the process of relocating or emigrating has its own, myriad […]

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What to Pack on Your African Safari

You're heading to the Mother Land for the trip of a lifetime. You can't wait to see elephants, giraffes, rhinos, leopards, birds and all of the other animals that live in the grasslands of Africa. But you're at a loss for what to pack. Take a look at the following checklist for what to pack […]

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Planning a holiday to please the whole family

The annual family vacation is a time that we all look forward to, but deciding where to go and planning it can be a real challenge! With large families that have a diverse range of likes and members of various age groups, planning a holiday that offers something for everyone can be really tricky. Here […]

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Avoid road rage in the city, by heading to the great outdoors

If you’re planning a holiday road trip away from the congested city highways, why not head to the great outdoors for an off-road driving experience?  You can expect lots of fun and the incredible thrill of putting your SUV through its paces on an off-road adventure. While driving through the wonderful outdoors can be exciting, […]

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How to Use Your Smartphone in Other Countries

Smartphones are arguably the most essential gadget when you're traveling internationally. Not only do they keep you in contact with family and friends back home, you also use them to touch base with new friends, for photos, navigation, restaurant hunting, sharing on social media, reading the news and so much more! Traveling efficiently with your […]

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Air China Review & What To Do In Beijing Airport On Long Layovers

Looking for an Air China Review? Wondering what to do in Beijing Airport ? Read on... A Layover at Beijing Airport When I initially discovered that the return leg of my flight from Phuket to Johannesburg on Air China involved a 14 -hour layover at Beijing airport, my first thought was about what we would […]

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