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The Garden Route in South Africa

Table mountain on the garden route in south africa

The Garden Route in South Africa is well-known as being one of the best things to do in the region. The sweeping, natural beauty of the landscapes flanked by gorgeous beaches and peppered with inland lakes, makes you feel like you're worlds away. Add this to the array of activities such as whale watching, diving and wine tasting, this makes for one hell of a holiday! Here's our top tips for taking on one of the best road trips in the world!

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Game of Thrones filming locations you can visit

Hvar Island - Croatia - Game of Thrones locations

Game of Thrones fans everywhere are waiting with baited breath for the concluding season to air, when we will finally uncover the fate of Jon Snow and Daenerys. Yes, there has been some other much-loved shows out in the last few years (we’re talking Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead), but there are no fans as die-hard as GOT fans. Fans may Continue Reading

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Best winter holiday destinations in Europe

Whilst a truly devoted sun worshipper wouldn’t ever dream of going on holiday that doesn’t include a daily dose of vitamin D, if you can bear the Baltic temperatures, you may just have the holiday of a lifetime! Europe is packed with perfect winter holiday destinations made especially beautiful by the delicate dusting of soft, white snow. Picture wandering quaint cobbled streets, sipping Belgian hot chocolate at Christmas market stalls. Imagine being...

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How to stretch your annual leave into 55 glorious days off!

ATM Cave Belize

This blog post relates to the UK calendar, but the theory is essentially the same for other countries.

We all have that one friend who just always seems to be on holiday. Affording them is one thing, but I’m often left wondering how they have the time to fit it all in. 2, 9-day holidays in South America, 5 long weekend breaks in Europe and a tour to Vietnam - bContinue Reading

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How to turn your annual leave into 38 days of holiday!

This blog post relates to the Australian calendar, but the theory is essentially the same for other countries.

With the excitement in the long lead up to Christmas worn off and the buzz of the New Year slowly disappearing, we all need something to look forward to. January is the perfect time to organise your holiday calendar. It’s also the time for resolutions. Visit those places you’ve been dying to see and book...

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11 best tips for travelling solo

single traveller patagonia

Planning to travel solo for the first time can make for mixed emotions. It can be exhilarating and daunting all at once. But travelling alone doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. In fact, it helps build your confidence and forge friendships that really can last a lifetime. So whether you’re joining a group tour, or planning your own independent trip, here are our top 11 tips for your first solo adventure abroad.

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Exploring in the name of Cyber Monday!

 

Cyber Monday, the online sibling of Black Friday, is the next day on everyone’s mind. No doubt the world and itself will be pouring over web pages, sifting through sales looking to bag a bargain. 

Cyber originates from the Greek word “cybernetics” to mean “skilled in steering or governing”. So in the spirit of all things cyber, we’re looking back and taking a virtual trip around the world....

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Trash the turkey and make some memories – 10 unique places to spend the Thanksgiving holiday

Alternative Thanksgiving

Sometimes all the planning, cooking and attempting to organise getting the entire family into one room can end up being more of a headache than an enjoyment. It tends to consist of extended families bickering about god-knows-what as well as family feuds over who’s eaten too much pumpkin pie. So, occasionally skipping town to bypass the stress of the season and escape the bitter cold for a more memorable (and warm!) Thanksgiving is needed. Here’s our list...

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Comfort food from around the world

Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

From big bowls of mac and cheese to hearty roast dinners, comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes. However, through my adventures around the world, I have noticed one dish, that is served as a comfort food globally. And that, my fellow travelers, is the infamous rice and beans!

Rice and beans are staple in each culture for some very good reasons. Rice is full of minerals and vitamins, and it has many health benefits...

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What’s so special about Buenos Aires?

At the moment, Argentina is great value for money due to recent sharp decline in the value of the peso. It is a seductive, diverse and vast country full of contrasts. From the icy end-of-the-earth Ushuaian wilderness to the European influence of the capital. The indigenous north in the Andean foothills, to gaucho estancias and the fast-developing viticulture, there’s a lot to sink your teeth into. Take advantage of how far you can make your money go in...

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