Category: Travel Tips

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

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 […]

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