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Visit Istanbul This Summer For A Rand-Friendly Getaway

Want to escape the scorching SA sun (and the tourists!) and see somewhere new this summer? There’s always the tried and tested options; Thailand, Mauritius or the UK – but the Turkish city of Istanbul is something a little different. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that if you’re searching for a […]

Hand Luggage Restrictions at South African Airports

[Updated: 7 December 2018] When it comes to what you carry on to a plane, things have become stricter. ACSA has enforced new land luggage restrictions for domestic travel at airports across South Africa which came into effect 2 February 2015. Find out what you need to know for your next trip! Economy Class passengers […]

Exploring Thailand’s Islands: 11 of the Best

Known as the land of smiles, the beautiful islands of Thailand welcome you with a friendly “Sawasdee”. Choosing which of Thailand’s islands to explore can be overwhelming as each island offers something unique and special. Whether you want to party into the wee hours, learn to dive or escape on a romantic, secluded break, you’ll […]

Your Best Time to Visit Turkey

Turkey is a magnificent destination that astounds visitors with its spectacular sights, wonderful cuisine and rich heritage. There is so much to do in this beautiful country, and you could easily spend a few weeks travelling from city to city, taking in the immense metropolitan cities, breathtaking countryside views, and of course, the magnificent coasts! […]

See Zagreb and Istanbul (On A South African Budget)

Combine the gorgeous cities of Zagreb and Istanbul for a whirlwind European experience. The magical Croatian capital is an underappreciated European wonderland, while the bustling east-meets-west metropolis of Istanbul will leave you enthralled and breathless. You might have noticed that Turkish airlines is offering some insanely cheap flights to Istanbul and the rest of Europe […]

Go Temple hopping in Cambodia and discover Angkor Wat!

Bordered by Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is a country rich in heritage. It has warm, friendly people and an untouched wild landscape. Angkor Wat is located in Siem Reap, a resort town in north western Cambodia. It’s located in the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia and the largest temple complex in the world! […]

23 Budget-Friendly Family Activities in Cape Town

There’s no denying that Cape Town is a playground of beauty, adventure and activities. A hotspot for creativity, shopping, nature and gourmet food, you don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy all that the city has to offer. We’re always on the prowl for interesting things to do on a budget. Take a look […]

25 Fun Things to Do in Cape Town on a Budget

There’s no denying that Cape Town is a playground of beauty, adventure and activities. A hotspot for creativity, fashion, nature and world-class cuisine, you don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy all that the city has to offer. We’re always on the prowl for interesting things to do on a budget. Take a look […]

13 Best Bora Bora Resorts on the Water

Bora Bora is a true tropical getaway with its aquamarine lagoons and lush jungle landscapes. This small South Pacific island is French Polynesia’s sparkling gem, known for its memorable snorkelling and scuba diving and iconic overwater bungalows sitting on stilts above crystal-clear water. The post 13 Best Bora Bora Resorts on the Water appeared first […]

The Low Down on What it’s Really Like Snorkelling in Bali

Bali is famous for many things – sacred temples, beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, delicious food, amazing surfing, and cute little island towns. But just below the waves, there is View this post on Instagram Turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world. ___ #activist #turtleconservation #savetheoceans #turtle A post shared by […]