Category: Travel Tips

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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Travelling around Thailand : The dos and don'ts

Travelling around Thailand ? Here are some dos and don'ts. If you're planning a trip to Thailand, you’re in for a treat. It’s an amazing country, full of adventure. In fact, it’s Asia Pacific’s most popular tourist destination. With so much to see and do, you won’t want to stick to one place. To act […]

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10 Hacks to Help You Save Money for Your Dream Vacations

Have you always wondered how some people are able to go on a dream vacation every so often? Well, some were born lucky enough not to worry about saving for a trip, while others have saved for a while so that they could finally get to their dream destination. Regardless of your social status, the […]

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10 Useful Disney Tips to get the most out of your Disney Vacation

Here are 10 Disney Tips to get the most out of your Disney Vacation All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney A Disney vacation is on almost […]

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DHA implements new birth certificate - travel requirements for minors remain

Updated travel requirements for minors In a move to streamline the process of travelling with minors in or out of South Africa, the Department of Home Affairs has done away with two versions of the birth certificate. Previously, an abridged birth certificate was issued to parents for newborns up until 2013, however since 2014, an […]

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Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria

Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria If you want to visit a country where the locals have huge smiles on their faces, despite the issues that they face on a day to day basis, Nigeria is the country for you.  Although the country has faced its fair share of economic and political issues, the […]

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London Airport Hacks – Weave Through Heathrow Airport Like a Pro

London Airport Hacks – Weave Through Heathrow Airport Like a Pro As crazy as London’s road traffic usually is, its international airports might be the same – if not crazier. The largest airport in the United Kingdom, Heathrow airport handles over 80 million international passengers annually.  For many years, it was the world's busiest airport in […]

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How to apply for UK Visas

The US visas were relatively easy to obtain. Then it was time to apply for the UK visas for the whole family. We qualified for the Standard Visitor Visa. I spent hours completing the most comprehensive online visa application forms I had ever done before. The section that took me the longest was the travel […]

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US Visa Application Process (for children)

It took me a full year to recover from the Schengen visa application, before I could muster up the courage to apply for a complex visa again. And this time I was aiming for a double whammy - US and UK visas, although the US visa was only for my children. Why on earth would […]

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