Category: Travel Tips

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 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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How to apply for a Schengen visa for Italy

I had been avoiding Europe for a while. But when Italy and a Mediterranean cruise beckoned, I couldn’t resist any longer. This, of course, meant that I had to apply for a Schengen visa . Not for the first time, I bemoaned the fact that I was a South African passport holder. It seemed that […]

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11 Ways To Travel Without Breaking The Bank

How to travel without breaking the bank Yes, my blog is mainly about luxury travel. However not everyone can afford luxury travel. budgetary constraints shouldn't stop you from travelling. Let’s face it. Who doesn’t like to travel? Nobody. But if you ask most people why they don’t travel, they’d mention something along the lines of […]

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22 Great Travel Tips Everyone Should Know

22 Great Travel Tips Everyone Should Know As a frequent traveler, I often get asked for travel tips and hacks. Here are some of my favourite ones that I’ve learnt over the years. Click here for some great airport hacks. Before travelling, scan all your important documents like passports, visas, drivers’ licences as well as […]

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How to plan an Italian trip

How to plan an Italian trip Planning an Italian trip was more difficult than any of my other trips and much worse than I expected. And although I don’t normally use travel agents, this was one occasion where I thought that it would have saved me a lot of stress to use one. I had […]

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How to Plan a Caribbean Cruise

How to Plan a Caribbean Cruise “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines! Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!” Mark Twain If you’re considering various cruises […]

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How to travel on a budget - Part 2

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” Susan Heller Save on extra baggage costs Carry a luggage scale with you and check the weight of your baggage before going to the airport to see that your baggage is within the […]

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How to travel on a budget - Part 1

For most of my life I’ve suffered from a serious ailment – a chronic case of the travel bug. After a few weeks at home, I feel like I need to travel. But I prefer not to spend too much on my holidays because that makes me feel guilty...and indulgent.  Having a tight budget does […]

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