Best Winter Experiences Around the World

Words by Aislinn Corbet

Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is a magical time of year. It is a time of Christmas markets, snowy towns, good food in cosy restaurants, and the festive cheer of the holiday season. And when it comes to winter holidays, no places do it better than places where it snows.

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Best Things to do in Nairobi, Kenya’s Gateway City

Words by Dawn Bradnick @DawnJorgensen

Nairobi as Kenya’s capital city is a hub of heaving cars and buses, khaki clad elated tourists and ultra-cool fashionista locals proudly embracing the infectious energy of the country’s largest gateway city.

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Trip Ideas for 7 Life Milestones

Words by Aislinn Corbet

Life is all about moments and milestones. Falling in love. New friendships starting. Old ones ending. The annual family getaway. Getting the job of your dreams. Or your best friend’s wedding weekend.

Some moments will be fleeting and some you will never forget, but either way, these are moments and milestones worth celebrating  – ideally in a beautiful place with the ones you love.

These are the places that will make the big life milestones extra special…

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Livingstone, Zambia. Beyond the Smoke that Thunders.

Words and images by Dawn Bradnick @DawnJorgensen

With a mix of British architecture, museums, markets and traditional village life existing effortlessly alongside budget hostels and five-star hotels, Livingstone is at the heart of Zambian tourism. Founded in 1905 and named after the renowned Scottish explorer Dr David Livingstone, the city owes its existence primarily to Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya – the Smoke that Thunders, as it is aptly known.

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Holiday Package or Self-Made Holiday?

What kind of Traveller are you?

When planning a vacation there are two main options: holiday packages or self-made holidays.

Although holiday packages have a reputation for being the cheaper option and often are, they can also put limitations on your holiday in terms of travel dates and accommodation options.

Self-made holidays give you all the freedom in the world and can be the cheaper option if you don’t mind hostels, good street food, and living on the cheap (Of course there is a also a more luxurious version of self-made holidays available).

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Discover the magic of Marrakesh

Words and images by Dawn Bradnick @DawnJorgensen

Located in western Morocco, the former Imperial city is a major economic hub and home to mosques, palaces and expansive gardens. Dating back to the Berber Empire, with thriving souks selling traditional textiles, handcrafted pottery and intricate jewellery. Surrounded by a vast palm grove, Marrakech is fondly known as the ‘red city’ because of its buildings and ramparts constructed using red earth from the surrounding desert.

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7 Cheap Travel Destinations

…the Best Countries for South Africans to Visit Right Now!

Whether it’s visa issues or the cost of flights, travelling as a South African can be complicated and expensive and is not always an easy undertaking for the average South African. But if you choose the right place, you get it all – the adventure, the food, the experiences – without spending outrageous amounts of money.

These are 7 of our favourite holiday destinations right now that really are cheap to travel to.

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Bangkok, The City of Angels

The full Thai name of Bangkok is ‘Krungthep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit’ and will be recited with pride by any of the friendly residents you encounter on your visit there.

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The Best Time of the Year for International Travel: Autumn

A golden rule of travelling is to travel during the shoulder season. Autumn is a shoulder season in most places around the world. But it isn’t just a great time for international travel because it is cheaper and less busy, it is also when the worlds gets seriously beautiful.

Autumn is a season of colour and nature and a truly spectacular time of year to travel if you want a little fresh air, meanderings through nature, and holidays of good old indulgence.

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Zanzibar

General Information

The warm turquoise waters, velveteen coastlines, vanilla and nutmeg aromatics, and short travel time makes Zanzibar a popular holiday destination amongst South Africans. Zanzibar is an archipelago of three islands just off the coast of Tanzania. It is famous for its Afro-Arabian decadence and picturesque tropical beaches. Many travellers combine a trip to Zanzibar with a trip to mainland Tanzania to get a unique safari and beach experience. South African travellers do not need a visa for Zanzibar and flights to Zanzibar are relatively cheap, which makes it an extremely desirable holiday destination. You will just need a valid passport and a Yellow Fever Certificate.

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