Thursday 15 December 2016

The Most Festive Destinations around the World

There is magic in the air at Christmas time, especially because of all the beautiful lights, sparkling decorations and happy, laughing families.

However, there are five specific places around the world that just take Christmas to the next level!

Vienna – Austria

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The December month in Vienna is filled with giant Christmas trees in the town squares. Bring your family and friends and celebrate with a little glühwein, festive crafts and yummy roasted chestnuts.

Strasbourg – France

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Strasbourg is better known as the “Capital of Christmas”. Why? Because every year this city comes alive with amazing Christmas activities, such as live performances, market stalls, storytelling and of course, carolling!

Quebec – Canada

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Imagine cobblestones dusted with snow and old brick buildings that resemble a Christmas village. This is Quebec City in December! Every little store and cafe is donned with glittering Christmas decorations and shining lights.

San Miguel De Allende – Mexico

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If you’re looking for something other than a white Christmas, San Miguel de Allende is the place for you. A warm weather Christmas filled with colourful parades, Mexican feasts, music and fiestas. The streets come alive in December with Donkeys, piñatas and people singing and dancing – what could be better?

Cologne – Germany

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Cologne is an almost medieval city that lights up during the festive season. The tall Cologne Cathedral hosts the biggest market complete with an ice rink, lights and singing.

Looking for some holiday magic? Visit these festive destinations around the world this Christmas!

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6 Holiday Travel Gadgets that are Pretty Darn Cool!

Some of these gadgets are just too cool to say no too, while others can make our trip a lot easier. Whatever the reason, these travel gadgets will change the way you experience your holiday!

Here are 6 travel gadgets that are just too cool not to mention...

Water Purifier Bottle

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If you’re going hiking or travelling to a harsh environment with a dodgy water supple, you don’t want to be drinking contaminated water. The CamelBak All Clear water purifying system is able to transform any water into pure drinking water in just a few seconds, using UV light.

Solar-Powered Inflatable Light

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Looking for a cheap light for your next camping trip? The LuminAID offers up to 16 hours of LED light after charging in the sun for just 6-7 hours, plus it’s waterproof, lightweight and easy to carry.

Luggage Scooter

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The Micro 3in1 will help you move around the world quickly and in style! This trolley suitcase doubles as a kickboard scooter, with built-in Bluetooth speakers.

Travel Steam Iron

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Business travellers will love this little gadget. This tiny travel steam iron is the smallest in the world and can get rid of the creases in your work shirts and wrinkles in your ties.

Sandless Beach Mat

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If you’re a beach lover, this is the travel gadget for you. The Sandless Beach Mat is literally impossible to cover with sand, no matter how hard you try! Forget about sand covering your belongings and sticking all over, you can now relax, read a book and have a picnic with ease.

Pocket Sized Washing Machine

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You will love the Scrubba Wash Bag, whether you are hiking in the outback or travelling on a budget. It is a light, wash bag that allows you to do your washing just about anywhere, simple add water and a bit of washing liquid and your clothes will be fresh and clean in a few minutes.

These travel gadgets will make your trip fun, easy and awesome!

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Annoying Things that People do on Planes

Travelling can be a stressful time, but some people just don’t know how to hold themselves together. When or if you hit the skies this holiday, try not to be that annoying person, or avoid the person that is that annoying person!

* Getting Drunk *

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It’s okay to have a glass of wine or a cocktail to calm your nerves. However once you start getting into the drunken zone, it’s only going to end in horrible, annoying behaviour.

* Being a Jerk *

If you see someone struggling with something, like they can’t get their luggage into the overhead bin, and you have the strength to help them – lend them a hand!

* Trying too Hard to Make Conversation *

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If you sit next to someone and the conversation comes naturally, so be it. But if you have to force it and you see they are busy reading or trying to watch a movie, them leave them alone.

* Reclining as you Please *

Instead of pushing your seat all the way back without even checking if the person behind you is busy eating or drinking, look around to see first. You wouldn’t want someone aggressively slamming their seat into you.

* Letting your Kids do What They Want *

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Travelling with children is difficult, but this is a plane with other people that would like to have a peaceful flight, not your living room. Do your best to control them! Let them watch a movie on your tablet or break out the yummy snacks to distract them.

* Being Rude the Flight Attendants *

Flight attendants have to deal with people’s nonsense the whole day, the best thing you can do for them is to simply be polite. So, listen to what they say and say please and thank you when necessary.

* Eating Stinky Food *


There is a time and a place to eat tuna cakes, eggs and broccoli, but it is not on a plane. Try to stick to food that doesn’t give off a smelly odour, and steer clear of beans, excessive garlic and any other food that’ll cause you to give off a smelly odour.

Don’t be THAT person – show some respect on the plane.

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Friday 9 December 2016

The Best Destinations for a Summer December Holiday

December is the time for holiday fun, and many people want to have fun in the sun.

Of course, going on holiday during this time is probably going to cost a pretty penny, but to get out and enjoy the warm weather with your loved ones is worth it!

Here are the best places to visit for a summer December holiday…

Melbourne – If you are prepared to travel, then Melbourne is the perfect summer holiday with warm temperatures cooled by the cool sea breeze. The city has some awesome attractions, like the Yarra Valley winelands and the world's largest waterslide!

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Cape Town – South Africa may not be your first choice, but why not? In December, Cape Town refuses to tip below 20C, plus you can enjoy the majestic Table Mountain. Some other attractions include the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and the coastal town of Fish Hoek.

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Perth – The city of Perth is wonderful, with 10 hours of warm sun per day that can go up to the high twenties. Enjoy relaxed afternoons on the beach and try out a few surfing sessions. Don’t forget the sunblock though!

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Jamaica – This island is a hot spot for tourists because of the amazing summer weather. Stay away from June to November as this is known as hurricane season!

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Langkawi – Paradise islands are known in Thailand, and Langkawi is the perfect place for those seeking the sunshine. With forests and luxury resorts, make sure to book your flight sooner rather than later.

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Friday 2 December 2016

Smart Packing Hacks that will make Travelling so much Easier

Travelling during the festive season can be difficult, especially with all the Christmas presents and party outfits you’re trying to squash into your suitcase.

Here are a few nifty little tricks to help you stay calm and travel with ease...

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Use gift bags instead of paper: Your delicately wrapped presents can easily get ripped open while in your suitcase. Rather use Christmas gift bags to be safe.

Pack necklaces into a straw: This is a tried and tested way to make sure your chains won’t tangle together on the way to your destination.

Put the heavy stuff at the bottom: Your arm will thank you for balancing out the weight and packing your heaviest item at the bottom of your suitcase.

Smart show packing: That means putting your shoes into a shower cap. No more dirty dresses!

Clothing with pockets: Try to wear clothes or a jacket with pockets, this way you won’t have to keep searching for your ID or ticket.

Stay calm – holiday travel can be a breeze if you just use these clever packing hacks...

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Thursday 17 November 2016

The Most Affordable Places to Travel to in January

Did you know that January is the cheapest month of the book a holiday?

Pack your bags, hop on the plane and check out these five affordable places to travel to in January!


The Gold Coast is often left in the shadows compared to other places in Australia, such as Sydney. But this beautiful place is filled with chilled beaches, tropical rain forests and sunny days all year round.


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This Central American Country draws in people for its natural beauty, unique culture and ideal weather. In January the climate is just perfect for exploring the forests, beaches and even volcanoes!


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Who wouldn't want to visit a tropical paradise? Visit the west coast of Thailand and you will be pleasantly surprised. Plus, the great part is the cost of living is cheap since prices drop dramatically after the Christmas season.


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January is the perfect time to visit Barbados. It is also the time when the island isn't affected by hurricanes, so you can spend your days on the sunny beaches and explore the sea caves.


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This beach paradise seems to have it all - rain forests, warm sand, waterfalls and hot springs. Luckily, when January comes around, all the tourists have disappeared, leaving you to take full advantage and go on a few adventures. Some of the activities you may be interested in is - zip-lining, hiking and white-water rafting.

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Friday 4 November 2016

The 6 Best Travel Hacks We Know

Use these 6 handy hacks brought to you by Airport Shuttle to take some of the stress out of jet-setting.

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Goodbye Cookies
Did you know that your flight will get more expensive with every window refresh? In order to beat this all your need to do is clear your cookies. If you're using Google Chrome - click the three little dots in the top right corner - go down to more tools - click on Clear browsing data.

One-Way Flights
It is not always the most affordable option to buy a round-trip. Look out for cheap one-way flights and hidden specials.

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Do the Travel Math
We've seen a lot of posts about certain days of the week which are cheaper, but apparently they're all false. However, there is a special formula - buy your ticket 54 days before the day you want to leave and that will be the cheapest flight.

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Use Google Maps
When you have landed and notice you have access to Wi-Fi, load Google Maps. After you've marked off your points of interest, turn off your data. As you move around, the GPS will still track your movement!

A Carry-On for Comfort
Sitting in a plane for 12 hours can be painful. Make sure you bring your comfy clothing like slippers and a poncho that can also be a blanket for later. 

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Use the Left Line
Nine out of every ten people are right-handed, which means most of our brains instinctively tell us to turn right. Go against the grain: Choose the leftmost line at the airline check-in. It’s almost always quicker.

Friday 21 October 2016

Don't know the Foreign Language? Use these Tips!

Travelling is one of the greatest experiences in the world, but it can be scary especially if you're going to a country where you don't know the language. Luckily, there are a few ways to prepare for such trips so you don’t have a panic attack in the middle of a Sunday food market in Japan.

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If is impossible to be fluent in French in one month, so just learn a few helpful words and phrases. The most popular ones being - "Please", "Thank You" and "Do you speak English"?


What would we do without technology, well we'd have to lug around a silly dictionary!Apps like Google Translate might make it obvious you’re using a translator, but it'll help out and get the job done.


At maps, at places on your phone at pictures - whatever you want! Pointing or gesturing is often easier than trying to understand what someone is saying. However, make sure to do your research before hand because some gestures may mean something offensive in a different country.


If you're someone who is uncomfortable in a place you've never been before, then it is best to plan out your trip before you leave home. 

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Tuesday 4 October 2016

7 ways you’re paying too much for your travels

It happens to all of us when we decide to go on holiday - we end up spending way too much then we need to! 

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So, how can we stop spending so much money on traveling? Here is a helpful list of ways to save some serious cash...

1. You always travel on the weekend
It is more convenient to travel over the weekend, but it is also very expensive. Try to make a plan to fly mid-week and you'll see some huge savings.

2. You use your credit card to withdraw money
Using your everyday credit card to withdraw money is not the best option, because foreign transactions and fees can cost you an arm and a leg. It's best to take cash with you and use your credit card as a backup.

3. You exchange currency at the airport
It's best to take cash with you when you travel, but avoid exchanging your money at the airport as you probably won't get the best exchange rate. 

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4. You eat out for every meal
Going to restaurants to eat breakfast, lunch and supper every day can be fun, but it will cost you a small fortune! Try to book accommodation that includes breakfast and find a cheap shop where you can buy fruits, snacks and drinks. 

5. You travel during the high season
Yes, we know, it’s really tempting to book a holiday during the summer. The weather is lovely and it feels like everyone else is jetting off somewhere exotic. However, you could save loads by travelling off-peak. 

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6. You buy food at the airport or on the plane
Food at the airport can be really expensive. Check out our tasty pre-flight and in-flight meal ideas that you can prepare at home for a fraction of the cost of airline prices.

7. You hire a car at the airport
Hiring a car at the airport can cost you a small fortune. By booking it all before you go, you can pay significantly less for the hire of the vehicle. Book a shuttle with Airport Shuttle in Cape Town, Durban or Gauteng and it’ll save you cash for your trip!

Friday 23 September 2016

5 travel safety tips you probably ignore (but shouldn’t)

Have you ever read a safety tip for travelers and then just totally forgotten about it or ignored it next time you took a trip?

We all have! It's time to start using the good advice and follow these rules to stay safe when travelling...

Leave an itinerary
The stupidest thing you can do is go somewhere without telling anyone where you're going! Anything can happen, even if you think it'll never happen to you. Think 127 hours - he would've been saved if he had just told someone where he was going!Always leave your itinerary with someone, especially if you have a family member that worries a lot. 

Make a copy of your passport
It may seem like a hassle, but you'll be grateful if your passport gets lost or stolen. If you think you'll lose the copy, scan it and email it to yourself for easy access anywhere!

Don’t have your phone out
Everyone does it, you take out your phone when you're bored on the bus or train. But, having your phone out can make you an easy target for thieves, so put it away until you get to a safe area.

Choose your transportation wisely
Just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you shouldn't be careful - always use a taxi that has seat belts (Airport Shuttle) and if you're not comfortable with the roads in a foreign place, don't drive yourself! 

Learn the local emergency number
We've been taught since we were small children to dial one number in case of an emergency, but if you dial the same one while abroad, you're not likely to get any help. Learn the local emergency numbers for police/fire/EMS and save them to your phone.

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Friday 9 September 2016

8 Genius In-Flight Dining Hacks

If you want to save money, don't go for the food they sell in the airports or on the plane. Not only is it expensive, but it may not taste as good as it looks. Your best bet is to make and bring your own fuel for the long trip ahead...
Make your own cereal mix.

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Get a Tupperware or Ziploc bag and fill it up with a healthy cereal brand, muesli and mixed nuts. From there you can add extra bits as you see fit. Dried fruits, like figs, raisins, cranberries and apples all go well together! Bring a little plastic spoon and then ask for milk, and there you go!

Pack a fruit salad that won’t turn to mush.

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Mix a bit of firm fruits together - fruits like peaches, plums, apples and cherries.

Prepare a portable breakfast ahead of time.

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There is nothing better than homemade breakfast good. Try making blueberry muffins, rosemary scones or even breakfast burritos. They're yummy and easy to devour!

Go with the grain salad.

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A grain salad is healthy, filling and it won't wilt like a fresh green salad. Try dressing the salad with olive oil to add a bit of flavour and then shake it up in a container before eating. Add chopped cucumber, tomato, dried cherries, carrots, red onions, cheese. 

Veg out.

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You don't want to sit in a plane for 12 hours after eating a stodgy meal filled with salt. Try something fresh! Pack a few chopped up veggies, such as celery, carrots, cucumbers, baby corns and broccoli. Pack hummus for a yummy dip.

Get popping.

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Pop a bit of popcorn on the stove before you leave and you won't be disappointed. It is a healthy way to fill up and a great source of energy. 

Stow an edible souvenir.

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When you leave, you'll probably want to take something delicious back with you —and sandwiches are a great portable way to do so, since almost every region has its own signature version. Headed back from South Africa? Pick up a Gatsby. Memphis? A pulled pork slider. 

Sweat the small stuff.

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Stash some little staples, like plastic utensils and salt and pepper packets, in an easy to reach bag. Other must haves: wet wipes to clean hands and disinfect arm rests and tray tables, as well as a small garbage bag to make passing off refuse to the stewardess quick and easy. And finally, don’t leave home without some common sense: Out of courtesy to your fellow travellers, don’t pack or eat smelly food such as tuna fish, cabbage and boiled eggs.

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Friday 2 September 2016

4 Ways to Avoid Being the Annoying Tourist

A holiday is all about learning about new cultures and trying new things, it's definitely not about being the annoying tourist everyone hates.

Here's how to avoid being that annoying tourist...


When you are packing your bag, make sure you know  about any traditional clothing rules, especially in countries where religion and gender customs are extremely important. Visiting a church in Europe? Don't wear a strapless mini dress! A temple in Asia? Opt for shoes that can be easily taken off.


Learning a bit of the native language is a good way to fit in, but make sure you actually use them! Memorize the important words and phrases, like "thank you".


No, we don't mean Uber. You have to be aware of your surroundings, like where your hotel is compared to the rest of the city. So be sure to have Google Maps ready, you can even use it offline - here's how!


The best way to avoid looking like an annoying tourist is to do what the locals do. Study the country's ways and mannerisms. If everyone eats fried lambs brains and drinks beer for supper, then you'd better toughen up!

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Friday 26 August 2016

5 things travelers say (and what they really mean)

In life, people often say things they don't mean. If you are a traveller, you'll know exactly what I mean!

It is time to decode all the things travellers say and find out what they really mean. Don't know any of the travel lingo? Perhaps its time to book a trip of your own - book your shuttle service to or from the airport here...

What you say:
“It’s been a long year. I deserve a holiday.”

What you really mean:
“Ok. I don’t REALLY deserve a holiday. I did spend the entire year watching series all the time, growing my winter coat and avoiding human contact.  But I'm ready to go out into the world again, but only if it involved lazing on the beach and drinking cocktails."

What you say:
“I’m going to stick to my budget.”

What you really mean:
"I've created a list of travel hacks and trips that I can do to make myself feel better about spending so much money on fancy suppers and silly souvenirs."

What you say:
“I’m going to have a full social media cleanse this whole trip."

What you really mean:
"But posting pictures to Instagram in the airport doesn't count. And how can I not take a Snapchat video of myself holding my passport? If I don't make all my friends and family jealous my holiday doesn't count!"

What you say:
“We can afford a decent holiday, but first I have to find a cheap deal.”

What you really mean:
“If only there was a quick and easy way to find a holiday without having to do so much work."

What you say:
“Let’s just be total beach bums today. It’s nice to get some relaxation in on holiday.”

What you really mean:
“I’m hungover, and this beach blanket is about as far from the hotel as I am going to get in the next eight hours. Cool?”

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