Category: Travel Tips

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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4 Things to Remember When Travelling to Nigeria

Travelling to Nigeria - Things to Remember 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 country […]

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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

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 […]

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US Visa Application Process (for children)

US Visa Application Process (General) The US visa application process generally starts with determining the type of visa required, based on the purpose of travel to the United States. Applicants must complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application online and schedule an interview at the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. It's important to pay the necessary […]

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How to apply for a Schengen visa for Italy

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 […]

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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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10 great tips to travel on a budget

If you are looking for tips on how to travel on a budget, read on... 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 […]

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