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Written by Camilla Hope


Mastering the Key to Minimalist Packing

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of planning for a holiday. While the current health situation has put a damper …read more →

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Written by Nic Clainos


South Africa opens international leisure travel – with restrictions.

The South African Government has officially opened up international travel to and from South Africa under its level 1 restrictions. …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Airbnb Aims to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 With New Host Cleaning Protocols

Airbnb has announced that under the guidance of the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC), hosts have the option to …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The Future of Travel After COVID-19

It doesn’t take a great deal of imagination to picture what airports around the globe currently look like; desolate ghost …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


How to Have a Holiday Without Leaving Home

You were dreaming of lying on the golden sands of a tropical paradise. Maybe you were counting down the days …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Emirates To Offer On-Site COVID-19 Testing For Passengers

In a press release published earlier this week, Emirates announced that they would be working with the Dubai Health Authority …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Take a Virtual Step Into Nature With These Live Streams

The peaceful respite of nature is something we all take for granted but have surely been craving while huddling indoors …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Top Podcasts for the Vicarious Traveller

Let’s face it, there’s only so much Netflix that can be watched. And while being in quarantine has its perks, …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Learn a New Language With These Amazing Apps

Self-isolating can quickly start to take its toll on our productivity. Being trapped inside for extended periods of time soon …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Take a Mental Holiday With These 10 Travel Books

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us holed up to prevent further spread of the virus. While the idea …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Italy’s Lockdown Leaves Venice’s Canals Cleaner Than Ever

Much of Italy has been a ghost town over the past weeks as the COVID-19 virus forced the country into …read more →

Written by Christopher Henschel


Travel Plans Cancelled? We Feel Your Pain!

With all the isolation, self-imposed or not, we thought we would help to expand the horizons a little for you. …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Your Coronavirus Travel Questions Answered

You’ve spent months looking forward to your trip. Flights, accommodation and excursions have been booked and paid for. You’re just …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Tripadvisor’s 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Trending and Emerging Destinations

Tripadvisor® remains the consigliere on all matters travel, and they recently announced their top destination picks in their annual Travellers’ …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Cape Route 62: An Instaworthy Expedition

A recent survey showed the famed Route 62, which connects Cape Town with Port Elizabeth, has some 28,000 hashtags on …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The Ten Most Disappointing Tourist Attractions

While just about every city in the world has a must-see tourist attraction, it seems that some of them could …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Coronavirus: How to Stay Protected When Travelling During the Outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging international travellers to remain cautious and prioritise their health during the recent outbreaks …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Say “Howdy” To These Top Things To Do In Texas

The Lone Star State is the second largest in the USA, so it goes without saying that there’s plenty to …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


South Africa’s Most Idyllic Camping Locales

Camping for South Africans is not so much a fun holiday idea as it is a tradition. We are fortunate …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Is Virgin’s Cape Town to London Flight Making a Comeback?

Virgin Atlantic, one of Richard Branson’s midas-touched enterprises, recently Tweeted a tease for an upcoming new route. This comes after …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Family Friendly European Holidays

Travelling with little ones can often seem daunting, but let’s face it, we all need a good holiday now and …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Unusual Holidays for the Intrepid Explorer

Do tropical island getaways no longer do the trick? Does the mere thought of traipsing through museums and art galleries …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


New York’s Hidden Bars

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple can sometimes be a tough mouthful to chew. New York is packed …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Top Romantic European Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Found someone for whom you’d go to the ends of the earth? Then you’re in luck! Here’s our roundup of …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Tokyo 2020: The Ultimate Must-Do Guide

As hosting city to the 2020 Olympic Games, Tokyo is sure to be one of this year’s major tourist hotspots. …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Holiday Hacks Calendar 2020

Already caught up in the chaotic swing of the new year? Fondly reminiscing about lazy days in the sun, midday …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


This Year’s Must-Do Activities in Cape Town

Capetonians ought to be the first to admit that they are spoiled for choice when it comes to unique forms …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Into The Flames: What to Expect When Traveling to Australia

The catastrophic bushfires in Southern Australia have been setting global new headlines alight since September when they started. This past …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Visa Free Travel to 100 Countries for SA Passport Holders

Frustrated with the restrictions placed on South African passport holders? There’s no reason to be. The Henley Passport Index has …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Canada: More Than Maple Syrup and Ice Hockey

Prince Harry and Meghan chose Canada as their recent family Christmas holiday destination, and it has made many curious about …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


2020’s Hottest Sustainable Holiday Destinations

The predicted travel trends for the new decade are geared towards more eco-friendly options and shying away from the usual …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The Future of Travel in 2020

The past decade saw the rise of major travel game-changers, with flight and accommodation booking apps, ridesharing and the ever …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Cycle Your Way Through These Top Bike Friendly Destinations

As the new year approaches, many of us make health and fitness resolutions to compensate for all the festive season …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


This Year’s Most Visited Tourist Destinations

If you’re debating where next to jet off on an international holiday, it may be helpful to see which countries …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


This Weekend’s “To Do’s” in the Mother City

December in Cape Town is something of an event in and of itself. As the festive season approaches, the city …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Top 5 December Holiday Destinations for Sun Seekers

When December comes around, it’s hard not to try to find a great holiday destination. Although travel costs are more …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Beat the Blahs With These Winter Holiday Travel Essentials

Not all holidays consist of jetting off to sunkissed shores and tropical paradises, especially as the festive season draws near. …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Europe’s Top New Year’s Eve Party Destinations

Anticipated as the first year of the modern era’s Roaring Twenties, be sure to ring in 2020 in style! If …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Cape Town – The Best City In The World 7 Years In A Row

Cape Town has yet again come out on top as the best city in the world based on the votes …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


PRESS RELEASE: British & Irish Lions 2021 Tour Schedule In South Africa Announced

The British & Irish Lions could make history on an eight-game tour of South Africa in 2021, with Warren Gatland’s …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Mexico: The Underdog Of Tourist Destinations

Mexico is increasingly becoming a more popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. Its endless beaches, historical …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Magical European Christmas Markets

Europe’s Christmas markets are filled with festivity. The twinkling lights, magical design and gorgeous setting of each one come together …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Rugby Fever Hasn’t Broken As Cape Town Sevens Approaches

In case you’ve been otherwise occupied for the past several weeks, firstly, welcome back! Secondly, our beloved Springboks, in a …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Best Blue Flag Beaches In The Western Cape

The search for pristine beaches might be hard in some parts of the world, but it is something that a …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


South African Government Does Away With Birth Certificate Visa Requirement for Tourists

Minors visiting South Africa have less paperwork to worry about since tourism minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, recently announced that unabridged birth …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Benefits of Having a Local SIM While Travelling

One of the often forgotten but very costly mistakes first-time travellers make is that they don’t use a local SIM …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


6 Reasons to Visit Sweden in Winter

Sweden is a beautiful country. It isn’t hard to see why people from all around the world visit every year. …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


5 of the best European Music Festivals

If you are an avid music festival fan, you will need to visit Europe at least once in your life …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The Best Road Trip Destinations In South Africa

One of the greatest things about South Africa is its diversity both in culture and nature. There is so much …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


What To Do On Your First Trip to Philly

When you visit Philadelphia, you may wonder what all there is to do there. It’s your first trip and you …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


A Packing List For Everyone, Going Anywhere

When the moment finally comes to pack for your trip, you will want to make sure you include everything that …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The True Experience of South Africa’s Wildlife

South Africa has so much to offer in terms of beauty. It’s one thing to visit the country and admire …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Wonderful Adventures In Greece

Greece is a country filled with historical significance and mythology. There are a variety of sites to see and activities …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


5 Easy Ways To Meet People While Solo Travelling

These days, many modern explorers are opting for solo travelling, and there’s nothing quite like discovering a place on your …read more →

Written by Christopher Henschel


Avoid the Hack

Avoid the Hack When travelling abroad, many of us will rely on public Wifi, whether from a shopping mall or …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


8 Things To Consider Before Travelling The World

When you look at travelling and going on vacation, there is a lot to consider before the actual day you …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The Best Party Cities In the USA You Must Visit

If you are looking to go clubbing in the USA, there are a variety of different cities for you to …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The Top 5 Burger Joints You Must Visit In the USA

When visiting America, you can’t leave without having tried one of the truly American meals – the burger. But you …read more →

Written by Nic Clainos


The Importance of Travel Insurance

Anyone watching events with Thomas Cook unfolding will realize why travel insurance is an essential part of travel. Thomas Cook …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Unique Things To Do In Paris

When visiting Paris, there is a lot of possibility in terms of tourism. Apart from the obvious popular destinations, there …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Where To Go Snorkelling Or Diving In South Africa

South Africa is a beautiful place to visit. As beautiful as it is on land, you may find that it …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Family-friendly Activities in Cape Town

You may have heard about Cape Town’s nightlife and all the amazing bars to visit. But what if you want …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Things To Do Near Disneyland, Anaheim, California

If you are visiting Anaheim, California for Disneyland, you will find that you probably won’t be going to the famous …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


What To Pack When Going On Safari

Is it your first time going on a safari and you aren’t sure what to pack? You might be wondering: …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


12 Best Ski Resorts In Switzerland

Zermatt This ski resort is home to Europe’s most iconic mountain – the Matterhorn. You can ski over the Theodul …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


8 Places To Surf In And Around San Francisco

If you are travelling to San Francisco, there is a good chance that you will want to go to the …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


How To Make A Positive Impact On The Planet While Traveling

Deciding how to interact with the communities and environments that you visit will determine the mark you leave on each …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


How To Prevent Jet Lag

Getting jet lag is something that most travellers try to avoid. Not only does it have a negative impact on …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Ljubljana – Europe’s Hidden Gem

 Given the size of our planet and the nature of humans, there are many places that go relatively unvisited in …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


10 Things To Do In Europe For Under 10 Euros

Thinking of traveling to Europe on a budget? Below are a few things you will be able to do if …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The USA’s Best National Parks

America’s national parks offer astounding scenery and potential to be outdoors in a variety of different settings. Whether you are …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Croatia – A Fast-Growing Holiday Destination

Croatia is one of the fastest-growing holiday destinations among international travellers. Here are a few examples of what all the …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


12 Tips for Traveling in Countries Where You Don’t Speak the Language

Although it may be easy getting around some foreign countries where English is understood to some degree, there are many …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Food You Have To Try In Cape Town

Cape Town is well-known for its diverse set of cultures which inhabit the city. Along with these cultures and the …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Mandela Month in honour of Madiba

July is a truly special month in South Africa. Brands and people of various backgrounds make an extra effort to …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Berlin Beer Festival: The Grey City’s Celebration Of The Golden Drink

Every year, beer makers and drinkers from around the world get together to participate in one of the greatest beer …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


12 Tips for Traveling in Countries Where You Don’t Speak the Language

Although it may be easy getting around in countries where English is understood to some degree, there are many countries …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Where To Be For The 4th of July In America

The patriotism in America is truly something unique. When you visit the massive continent, try to time it for the …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


San Fermin, one of the greatest Fiestas in the world.

The San Fermín Festival is more commonly known outside of Spain as ‘The Running of the Bulls’ and is held …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


What To Do In Las Vegas Other Than Gamble

As much as people love to visit Las Vegas to try and hit the jackpot, you may not be one …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The European Best Destination Award Goes To.. Budapest

After more than half a million votes to choose the best European destination for 2019, Budapest has won first place! …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The 7 Best things To Do In New York City As A Local Or Tourist

Welcome to New York City, one of the most renowned cosmopolitan cities in the world.  It’s ethnically diverse and super …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Cape Town – South Africa’s Coveted Wine Capital

The Wine Culture One of the first things travelers think of when visiting Cape Town is the famous wine culture. …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


7 Affordable Ways To Travel Across Europe In 2019

  Spending in euros can be limiting especially if you’re travelling on a tight budget! Luckily there are ways to …read more →

Written by Nic Clainos


7 Important Things to Know Before Visiting the USA

Here are 7 pointers to keep in mind to maximise your experience when visiting America for work or that long-awaited …read more →

Written by Tyrel Painczyk


Take a Card from your Hotel

Take a card from your Hotel in case you get lost. If you are unfamiliar with a city or perhaps …read more →

Written by Tyrel Painczyk


City Sightseeing on a Tourist Bus

Things to think About before Buying the “hop-on hop-off “bus ticket to do your City Sightseeing. Many major cities offer …read more →

Written by Tyrel Painczyk


Le Bastille Day

Le Bastille Day There is never a shortage of fun things to do in Cape Town, whether it’s Summer or …read more →

Written by Tyrel Painczyk


Tips on Traveling through London

If you flying into Heathrow the fastest way into London is the Heathrow Express which runs every 30 minutes to …read more →

Written by Tyrel Painczyk


Our Top Ten Must do’s in Cape Town

Our Top Ten Must do’s in Cape Town 1.      Go up Table Mountain on the Cableway – Table Mountain sits …read more →

Written by Tyrel Painczyk


Kite Surfing in Cape Town

Kite Surfing in Cape Town Cape Town offers the traveling kite surfers everything that they could want for in a …read more →

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10 Top Wi-Fi Hotspots in Cape Town

A selection of Cape Town restaurants and cafés offering free wireless Internet Everyone searches for a spot offering Wi-fi (also …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


8 Ways To Secure Your Device When Traveling Abroad

One of the worst things imaginable when traveling abroad is losing your device, whether to theft or loss. All your …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Skiing in the States: The need-to-knows

For any seasoned – or aspiring – skier, an expedition to the United States of America is an outright must. …read more →

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Helicopter Flip Over the Mother City

Buckle up for a next-level sightseeing tour of the Mother City’s breathtaking Atlantic coast They say that first impressions are …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The beach bum’s checklist for a holiday in the USA

Planning a beach holiday to the States? With nearly 20 000 kilometres of coastline, there’s certainly a lot to choose …read more →

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Free and Cheap Things to do With Kids in Cape Town

15 Fun family-friendly activities for mahala or less than R50 Raising children can be expensive. There are nappies, teeny garments, …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


5 Apps to Turn Your Trip into a Food Adventure

Nothing invites you to immerse yourself into the culture of a destination as much as delicious food, as you experience …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Stop WhatsApp Images from Appearing in your Camera Roll

If you’re using WhatsApp to send and received holiday snaps you might know that it automatically downloads and saves the …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


4G Coverage in the USA

What, may you ask, is 4G? Basically, it’s the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications networks, superseding 3G. What’s so handy …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


How to change your number on WhatsApp before travelling

Most travellers make use of local prepaid SIM cards when abroad, and most bring their own devices along. When inserting …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


7 Ways a Local Sim will Improve your Travel Experience

Travelling can put a strain on your budget, so the least of your concerns should be the amount you cough …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


The top travel apps to download b4 you travel to the USA

You want to make the most of your time abroad. So which apps are going to stand you in good …read more →

Written by Tacita McEvoy


Before you Travel – Here’s how you plan a hassle-free holiday

It’s easy to get a bit side-tracked when planning your trip overseas. Daydreaming about those laid-back balmy beach days or …read more →

Written by Clement Tau


Google Translate the Local Lingo

If You Don’t Speak the Language let Google Translate Google Translate(free on iOS and Android). This app can help you overcome some foreign …read more →

Written by Clement Tau


Share your Data Connection

Bring Along a WiFi Router and Create a Hotspot for the Whole Family Bring along an inexpensive WiFi router.  With …read more →

Written by Clement Tau


Btrfly Lounge – The Social App for Airports

When travelling alone, waiting at the airport can be a dull experience to say the least! There is only so …read more →

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Update your phones address book before you travel abroad

Update Your Phone’s Contact List with Places and People you Intend to Visit Whether you are using your regular phone …read more →

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Use an app to create your detailed itinerary

If you on a multi destination journey it can be stressful trying to manage airline tickets, hotel reservation confirmation forms …read more →

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How to pick a great restaurant while travelling

Choosing a restaurant when travelling can be daunting, you don’t want to be spending your travel time (and money) on poor …read more →

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How to share your location in realtime

Trying to explain where you are in a foreign city can be very confusing for everyone.  Also great for your …read more →

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How to download Google Maps for mobile and use offline

When travelling in a new city, it is often difficult to find your way and when you get lost always …read more →

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What you need to know about free WiFi while travelling

While there is free wifi at many hotels, coffee shops, the service can be slow and is not necessarily secure. …read more →

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Tips about safety and security for travellers to USA

We’ve compiled a checklist and also created some helpful safety and security tips for you while travelling to the USA. Emergency calls from …read more →