Friday, 28 April 2017

How to Travel with your Dog

Bringing your dog on a trip with you can really add lots of fun to your trip. However you need to do your homework when it comes to dog travel.

By planning your furry friends travel ahead of time, you can have plenty of time to sit back and relax...

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     1.       PLAN. Some places may require special tests to be done before you travel into their country. Make sure you take the necessary steps before you take your trip.

     2.       BREED. If you have a short-nosed pooch some airlines will not allow them to travel due to their potential breathing difficulties. It’s best to check with the carrier beforehand.

     3.       CHECK & CARRY. Will you be checking your pet as cargo or bringing them on the flight with you. If you have a small dog it is up to you what you do, however larger dogs need to be checked.

     4.       CALL. Some airlines prefer it if you call them ahead of time and make plans for your dog.

     5.       SHOTS. In some countries you will need to present a certificate showing that your dog has the right rabies shots.

     6.       SLEEPING PILLS. Yes, its okay for you to pass out on the plan after taking some sleeping pills, but giving your pet a tranquillizer could make it difficult for them to breathe! Instead check first with your vet to see what pills you can give your dog.

     7.       FOOD & DRINK. Always keep food and water attached to your carrier in case your pet needs feeding if there is ever an emergency situation.

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Make your trip fun for you and your dog!

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Everyone should do these things when travelling alone

Many people say travelling alone is the best experience they’ve ever had. No one rushing you somewhere you don’t want to go, you can just do whatever you want to do!


Here are ... things everyone should do when they take that solo trip...

1.         Check your luggage. You’re alone, so no one is waiting for you because everyone managed to only bring a carry-on.

2.         Sleep late. One day don’t set an alarm and sleep it, after all you don’t have anyone rushing you around!

3.         Wake up early. Go to sleep early and wake up early. When you’re alone you won’t have anyone pressuring you into going out on the town.

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4.         Cook. Go to the market and make something you love with the authentic local ingredients.

5.         Try a workout class. Whether it is Tai Chi in China or yoga in India, try something new that isn’t offered at home.

6.         Visit a popular restaurant without a reservation. This is brave, but often when you’re alone you’ll be seated at the bar without having to wait.

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7.         Stop at a local pub. Find out what everyone loves so much about it!

8.         Take your time wherever you go. Slowly stroll through museums and markets as you please – no one is there to hurry you up.

9.         Pretend you are a local. Wander into a local cafe or coffee shop, snack on a bagel and do some serious people-watching.

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10.     Do full-on tourist. Yes, the fanny pack, camera and tour guide – do it all!

11.     Eat EVERYTHING. Have an open mind and try something new, even if it is tuna eyeballs in Japan.

12.     Do nothing. You’re on holiday so relax and know that you’re alone so you don’t have to be anywhere.



Travelling alone is a wonderful experience – make the most of it and try out these things!

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Things you should Never do on an Airplane

Travelling is a stressful time; don’t make it worse by getting sick during your flight! Germs are hiding everywhere on airplanes – here’s how to stay healthy and comfortable while airborne...

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Never walk around barefoot – Everything from vomit to blood has been on that carpet, so always wear shoes to avoid the germ-infested floors.

Don’t sit down your entire flight – It is possible for you to get deep vein thrombosis on an airplane, so walk around for a few minutes every now and again to prevent it.

Keep the air vent on – If you’re getting chilly, put on a jacket. The air vent above your seat helps to blow away any airborne germs before they enter your space.

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Don’t eat food that’s touched the tray table – That tray table definitely does now get sterilized between flights, so unless you have your own placemat say goodbye to that pretzel that fell on the tray and not your plate.

Avoid using the blankets – Wanna know what other item doesn’t get cleaned between flights? The blankets and pillows you use! Unless you want to be subjected to germs and lice, never use these.

Don’t forget to drink water – Airplane cabins are known for their low humidity, so try to drink as much water as you can. Note: NEVER drink the water out the tap on the plane; it has been tested to be crawling with bacteria!

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Never touch the flush button – The toilet is a major germ hangout. Your best bet would be to wash your hands and then use a paper towel to press the flush button and open the door.

Avoid sleeping against the window – You’re not the only one who has sat in that seat, who knows who else has sneezed and coughed against that window.


Don’t add the burden of getting sick to your vacation, use these steps and avoid the germs and stay comfortable!

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Friday, 24 March 2017

What do you miss about holidays back in the 90s?

While the digital age is here and going on holiday means posting snaps on Facebook and Instagram and getting the latest travel gadgets, a lot of us miss the good old days of handwritten post cards and Polaroid cameras.

Image result for using polaroid cameraA recent study showed that travellers wanted to go back to the old “Wish you were here” postcards and trinkets from souvenir shops that brought back fond memories.

Here are the top 10 90s holiday items that we miss the most...

-- Film rolls

-- Disposable cameras
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-- Using a paper map

-- Travel iron

-- Travellers cheques

-- Keyrings / fridge magnet souvenirs 

-- Printed travel documents

-- Books

-- Walkman and CDs

-- Fanny packs

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Friday, 3 March 2017

10 Ways to Kill Time at the Airport

It’s always best to arrive early for your flight, but sitting for hours at the airport can be a real drag. Do not fear there are so many fun things to do to kill time!

     1.       Check-in on Facebook – This way you can tell everyone which awesome destination you’re headed to and make the world jealous.

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     2.       Go on a foodie pub crawl – Try a snack at every restaurant.

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     3.       Pack some wool – Knit someone a handmade gift while you wait.

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     4.       Make a playlist for the flight – Browse through your whole music library and add all your favourite songs.

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     5.       Download a fun game on your phone – Try Colour Switch (beware it is addictive)

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     6.       Do some exercises – Crunches, push-ups or maybe try some airport yoga!

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     7.        Buy some postcards – Write a few to your family, I mean who doesn’t like getting post these days?

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     8.       Take a nap – Remember to keep your luggage close to avoid waking up with nothing.

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     9.       Master something new – Learn a bit of a foreign language, try to plait your hair, do a handstand, etc.

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     10.   People-watch – Play detective and see how much you can figure out by just observing someone.

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Waiting in the airport isn’t so bad when you know how to kill time!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Are you a Travel Daredevil?

Some travellers are a bit more daring than others, veering more towards the reckless things in every country that they go to. If you consider Danger to be your middle name, then you may be one of these travel daredevils.

Take a look at the list below...

 You never plan your trips

Who needs an itinerary anyway? Travelling should be fun and spontaneous! As a traveller you prefer to the thrill of an adventure, like jumping on a plane randomly and seeing what happens and where it takes you. For you it is all about the journey not the destination.

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You will try just about ANY food

What’s the point of travelling somewhere if you’re not going to eat something potentially life-threatening? When you visit a new destination you get a thrill from trying the most bizarre local food you can find. From Hákarl (rotten shark carcass) in Iceland and fried spiders in Cambodia to the deadly Fugu in Japan and bird’s nest soup in Asia.

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Your bucket list is insane

Your bucket list is unlike the regular traveller’s to-do list, it is filled with only crazy activities that involve adrenaline-filled death-defying acts. If any of these things are on your bucket list then you definitely have the daredevil spirit:

Highline above a canyon in USA
Climb vertical cliffs in Ethiopia without ropes
Cliff diving at La Quebrada, Mexica
Abseil from Table Mountain in Cape Town
Cycle death road in Bolivia

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 You don’t care where you spend the night

Who has time to be picky about accommodation? You will sleep just about anywhere you can rest your head! Whether it be sleeping in a flimsy tent in bear country, staying in a snow igloo or catching some z’s in a tree hotel high up above the ground.

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You always get asked if your pictures and videos are PhotoShopped

99% of your pictures and videos captured by your GoPro, which is always attached to your body, are of you dangerously hanging off the edge of a cliff or volcano boarding at lightening speeds. There is no need to PhotoShop anything because you are such a damn daredevil!

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If you see yourself as a travel daredevil, make sure to take out specialized travel insurance – you’ll probably need it!


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Friday, 10 February 2017

The Most Untouched Places on Earth

There are few places on earth that have not been touched by humans, but there are some out there that do exist! If you want to see these places you’ll have to go through a bit of trouble, however it is worth it in the end...

Here are some of the most unreachable places on our planet...

Methuselah is the oldest tree in the world, unfortunately the location of this tree, which is said to be about 5000 years old, is kept a secret in order to protect it from the hands of humans. This tree is hidden somewhere in the California White Mountains, so if you’re up for a bit of a treasure hunt – good luck!

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Tristan da Cunha is a tiny remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, making it the most remotely inhabited place on the planet. Any civilization is about 3000km away, but that hasn’t stopped people from living there! There are currently about 260 inhabitants whose families have been living there since the 19th century.

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Challenger Deep is found 11km underwater! It is the deepest known point on earth and only three people have managed to visit this spot in the Mariana Trench, one of them being James Cameron. The reasons why it is next to impossible to go down there is because the water temperature is close to freezing, it’s pitch black and the water pressure is unbelievably high.

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The Svalbard islands are located in the Arctic Ocean and they’re constantly frozen. Here you will find an amazing arctic wilderness full of unique wildlife. Svalbard is also home to the world’s largest secure seed storage, the Global Seed Vault. In case of emergencies the vault has thousands and thousands of different plants stored safely 500 feet into the side of a mountain.

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