Tag: travel tips

Traveling abroad for the first time : Tips & Tricks

Traveling is an incredibly fulfilling and sometimes even life-changing experience, and it’s the ideal way to step out of your comfort zone and explore the wonders of the world. However, going abroad can also be a confusing and intimidating endeavor, especially when it comes to first-timers. But as long as you prepare in advance, your […]

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How to plan an international trip – DIY for beginners

These days, booking a trip yourself has become infinitely easier with the Internet. However, people often say that they prefer to use travel agents because they are afraid to plan a trip themselves – afraid of doing something wrong, afraid of booking the wrong flights, afraid of booking accommodation in the wrong area etc. It […]

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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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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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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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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 air tickets and itineraries (if you do […]

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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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