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Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Food and Travel, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel South Africa, World Culture and History |

5 Amazing South African Destination for Foodie Travelers

5 Amazing South African Destination for Foodie Travelers

South Africa is a great place to visit if you love to experience great tasting food. As one of the most visited countries in Africa by tourists, South Africa is a country that caters for all tastes but also keeps its traditional Africa roots.  Here are five places that you absolutely must visit if you are a budding foodie traveller. Cape Town Although there are an array of restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine, Cape town is the best place to try some traditional favourites. Chakalaka & pap and the authentic Cape Malay curry are just two of the many dishes you should taste here. Due to the history in this part of Africa, there is a huge Southeast Asian and Indonesian influence in the traditional foods served.  This city is a melting pot offering combinations of flavours that you have never tried before. Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth is another city with an eclectic mix of settlers that have inspired the dishes that are eaten here. British, German, Dutch...

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Seychelles, Travel South Africa |

Top 5 African Countries You Simply Have To Visit

Top 5 African Countries You Simply Have To Visit

Africa remains one of the world’s most unique and unspoiled travel destinations. This vast continent offers travellers excitement and experiences like no other. Soak up the glorious African sun on gorgeous beaches or explore faraway little towns, travel to remote islands before escaping to the wilds of the frontier. Here are five African destinations that will awaken the adventurer in you.  Zambia Southern Africa is absolutely brimming with untouched wilderness. Zambia attracts visitors from all over the world with its unrivalled assortment of natural wonders. It is beautiful and remote, boasting sparse crowds and raw beauty. Walking safaris are a must for visitors to Zambia and be sure to bask in the glory the country’s wealth of jaw-dropping waterfalls, which includes other side of the legendary Victoria Falls. Adventure sports enthusiasts are in for a treat. White-water rafting along rushing rapids is one of the most popular activities in Zambia, while true adrenaline junkies will jump at the chance to bungee jump over Victoria Falls. Madagascar Madagascar is a...

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Travel Africa, Travel Caribbean, Travel Central America, Travel Destinations, Travel Dubai, Travel Kenya, Travel Middle East |

5 Luxury Trips to Take if Money is not an Issue

5 Luxury Trips to Take if Money is not an Issue

 If you have the money to spend on a vacation, where should you go? In the rest of this post, we will take a quick look at some of the top destinations or things to do that should be on your list. In these places, you can splurge and enjoy a vacation fit for royalty. City Break in Dubai If you are thinking of luxury, Dubai should be on the top of the list. One of the things that you can do here is to stay at Burj Al Arab, a seven-star sail-shaped hotel that stands tall along the shores of Jumeirah Beach. The artificial islands of Palm Jumeriah will also be worth seeing. It is also where the famous sky diving in Dubai takes place. A super yacht cruise or an overland tour can also be good ways to explore the city. A romantic hot air balloon would be a perfect date idea, and if you enjoy golf then there are a wide range of courses to choose...

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Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Kenya |

Ever Wonder about Safaris in Kenya?

Ever Wonder about Safaris in Kenya?

Ever wonder how it would feel to witness large herds of herbivores locked in a battle of survival with the largest carnivores on the planet? Does the immensity of grassland savannah excite your wanderlust? Then visit Kenya, a name synonymous with the Great Migration and the Big Five, and a mecca for wilderness lovers all over the world.   The best safari experience can be had at one of the many game reserves and national parks in Kenya. 1.5 million people visit Kenya annually, most of whom partake in one of the many safari trips available here. Safaris range from day trips and up to 15 days of safari game drives across many national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and game reserves. Depending on your physique and personal taste, you can go on Game Drives in specially constructed safari vehicles Walking Safaris where it is safe to do so Cultural Tours with the locals The top national parks for Safaris in Kenya are: Maasai Mara National Reserve Known locally as the...

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Travel Africa, Travel Cyprus, Travel Destinations, Travel Dubai, Travel Middle East, Travel Morocco |

3 Cheap Getaways for Some Winter Sun

3 Cheap Getaways for Some Winter Sun

Do you want to escape and bask in winter sun, without having to empty your bank account in the process? If you’re unsure of where to go, carry on reading and we’ll tell you three, really good winter sun holiday destinations that offer you diverse cultural experiences, new adventures and hot temperatures without having to break the bank! Morocco This is one of the places where the sun is out most of the time, but this does not mean that you have to be burdened with blazing heat as the temperature is lower in the winter months, making Morocco a holiday destination of choice for winter sun chasers. One of the places that you should not miss for an escape in Morocco is Casablanca, which is considered as their version of Miami. Fez, one of the most historical cities in the country, also deserves a visit to learn more about their past. Due to Morocco’s diverse culture there are a number of fantastic cities and regions to visit. If...

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Egypt |

7 Unique Facts about Sharm el Sheikh

7 Unique Facts about Sharm el Sheikh

Situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt is a beautiful city called Sharm el Sheikh. One of the most famous tourist attraction spots in Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh translates to “Bay of the Sheikh” in English. It truly is a paradise as it shares coastal strip along the Red Sea. The Red Sea is famous for its salinity, the mineral resources found and, of course, the spectacular sight it presents to the eye. One really has to be there to admire the beauty to its fullest. This region is world famous for Scuba Diving, recreational activities and watersports like snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, boating, parasailing and canoeing. The beautiful city offers many historical monuments, like the Coptic Church, The Heavenly Cathedral, Al Mustafa Mosque, to name one of the most famous ones. As mentioned, the Red Sea offers a site for many water-related sports and activities, such as the Ras um Sid, Shark’s Bay Beach, Ras Mohamed Camping, to name a few. Boasting...

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Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Egypt, Travel Morocco, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

5 ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY ON A TOUR OF AFRICA

5 ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY ON A TOUR OF AFRICA

TREK THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS The Atlas Mountains are a highlight of every visit to Morocco; some visitors dare to climb to the summit on foot while others use less tiring means, with the goal of reaching to the highest peak. The Atlas Ranges are in fact, three distinctive ranges that divide Morocco into strips of lower lying land. Their rugged nature and rewarding views from the top, make them a playground for adventure. They offer trekking opportunities that begin in the bustling city of Marrakech. The High Atlas ranges are the most dramatic, boasting of the highest peak, Jebel Toubkal as well as an impressive series of Berber villages. Trekking is common on the mountains and it may take a day to the foothills or several days depending on the trails and level of fitness. VISIT PYRAMIDS IN EGYPT The Egyptian Pyramids are without a doubt the most recognizable icons of the land of pharaohs. You will find their images everywhere from films to travel brochures and travel sites....

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Expats, Only The Best, Travel Africa, Travel Asia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Egypt, Travel India, Travel Japan, Travel New Zealand, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

5 Amazing Countries Perfect for an Overland Tour

5 Amazing Countries Perfect for an Overland Tour

An overland tour is a type of travel that you go to remote destinations where your goal all along was the journey itself. Yep, you enjoy the journey to your destination and not the destination itself. You get to backpack, walk, run, camp, and more outdoor stuff. This type of activity lasts for months and even years depending on the destination, which can even go beyond international boundaries. Here are some of the best countries to for the perfect overland tour. Egypt It is a fact that the continent of Africa has the longest and more traditional overland routes in the world. As far as I’m concerned, one of the best countries to take an overland tour in Africa is Egypt. This country has one of the best routes when it comes to overland tours and from this country you can do international overland tours to another neighboring country. You can camp outside if you want while going to another destination. And, if you want some local transportation, there...

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Budget Travel, Honeymoon Holiday, Only The Best, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Seychelles, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

To The East Coast of Africa : The Seychelles

To The East Coast of Africa : The Seychelles

The Seychelles is heaven on earth. The picture alone wouldn’t suffice, you need to experience to fully understand why I said so! Located to the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles is definitely a country with 155 beautiful islands. The Seychelles made it to my list of favorite destinations to visit. Unfortunately, the cost there made me spent mega amounts of money due to the fact that the Seychelles has a pristine environment and it’s isolated. Accommodation and Food The lowest range for a hotel room on the main islands of the Seychelles was USD55 but I paid mine USD95 per night, which I think the highest for low-end hotels. As for the big hotels and resorts, most rooms will start at USD175 for each night and this prices usually rises up. However, like others, I booked mine with a package therefore, accommodation is always included if you buy a vacation package. It’s very rare where you can end up in front of a receptionist table and book a...

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Only The Best, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel France, Travel South Africa, Travel Style, Travel Switzerland, World Travel |

Great Travel Destinations for your Vacation in 2014

Great Travel Destinations for your Vacation in 2014

Looking for the best travel experiences and ways of seeing the most attractive destinations in the world? This intriguiging list of some of the oft visited cities –from those on the rise to reinvented classics, will inspire your travel plans in 2014.Take a look. Urban Renaissance–Paris, France Whether it is about tulips in full bloom in the premises of the iconic Sacre Coeur or the drives to reduce the number of cars clogging this Europe’s most visited and congested cities—Paris is surely on the role. It attracts with many UNESCO World Heritage sites, river banks, walkways and cycle ways alike. Visit its scenic and manmade bounties of Eiffel Tower, Seine’s Right Bank, artificial islands, pedestrian promenades and more. The Louvre’s new art galleries, Musée Picasso’s display works within a 17th-century mansion and hundreds of other renovations have made this alluring city all the more beautiful. (image by Rita Crane). Fascinating History of  Trinidad, Cuba Tiny Trinidad, lies tucked between the sparkling Caribbean Sea and the tropical foothills of Escambray...

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Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Egypt, Travel Israel, Travel Middle East, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Great Holiday Destinations along the Red Sea

Great Holiday Destinations along the Red Sea

The Red Sea is one of the most exciting destinations that anyone can travel to. It boasts of sun, sand, and exotic destination all at the same time. After going around historical sites, a retreat to a Red Sea Holiday which will surely make your trip exciting and fun. The Red Sea Coast, runs 125km with an amazing turquoise beach, diverse marine life and warm weather all year round. You will enjoy the numerous land and sea activities that are unlike anywhere else in the world. While there are a number beach destinations along the Red Sea coast, these four is the top choice for many travelers here. Eliat, Israel Eliat in Israel is the southernmost town in the country. It is home to about 47,700 Israelites and thousands of tourists from all over the world. Eliat has some of the most amazing beaches, water adventures, coral reefs, and nightlife which attract tourists from different parts of the globe all year round. In Eliat, you will be able to...

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Budget Travel, Expats, Only The Best, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Top Things to Do in Cairo

Top Things to Do in Cairo

Few cities in the world can match Cairo for the sheer renown of its glorious past and the number of awe-inspiring reminders left behind by illustrious ancestors. The wealth of visible evidence on display seems to cast a forgiving blanket over any negative aspects of modern-day Cairo and tourists continue to arrive in droves to marvel at what was once the spectacular home of the pharaohs. Mysteriously Magnificent As would-be adventurers finalise their travel arrangements to Egypt and check that their travel insurance is in order the most anticipated visit would probably be to the iconic Giza pyramids. As the only survivor of the seven wonders of the ancient world the mathematical precision with which these massive structures were erected has spawned numerous theories regarding their actual function and relevance.(Image by Alex Saberi) For many the alignment of the pyramids with certain planets and stars points to an alien involvement in their construction that has caused the site to hold a spiritual significance. Those who have the opportunity of attending a...

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Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Expats, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Ghana, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

6 Amazing Facts about Ghana, Africa

6 Amazing Facts about Ghana, Africa

With a total surface area of 238,837 kilometres square, the Republic of Ghana is bordered by Burkina Faso to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Too to the east and Cote d’Ivore to the north. Most first-time travelers tend to choose Ghana as one of their first countries to visit in Africa. For those looking to experience the wonderful culture of African people and the beautiful nature of the Republic of Ghana, here is a list of six amazing facts about Ghana, Africa : The People of Ghana About 20% of the 20 million estimated population of Ghana live and around the capital city of Accra. Among other major urban centres are the Cape Coast, Tamale, Kumasi and Takoradi. Four major linguistic groups are Akan, Ewe, Ga and Mole-Dagbani and there are about seventy major dialects being spoken in Ghana! Spoken by half of the population, Twi is the most well-known Akan language.(Image by GAVI Alliance) The Climate of Ghana The South Western part of the country...

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Zimbabwe, World Culture and History |

10 Things You Never Knew About Zimbabwe

10 Things You Never Knew About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country that is situated in Southern Africa. There are two rivers surrounding this country namely Zambezi and Limpopo. Zimbabwe shares its borders with South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique. Though the name of this country has come up frequently in the recent past for the oppressive regime of President Robert Mugabe, it is a beautiful African nation that draws international tourists every year. There are many unheard facts about Zimbabwe that will attract you even further to pay a visit to Zimbabwe. Fact 1: From Salisbury to Harare The present capital of Zimbabwe is Harare. Harare was formerly known as Salisbury. The city was named Salisbury in honor of British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil or 3rd Marquess or Salisbury). He held the office of Prime Minister from 1895-1902. The name of Salisbury was replaced by Harare in 1982 on the eve of second Zimbabwean Independence Day. City of Harare has been named after the reputed Shona chieftain Neharawe. Fact 2: Smoke...

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Honeymoon Holiday, Only The Best, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel France, Travel North America, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Travel UK, Travel USA |

Islands and Cruises that Make your Honeymoon Memorable

Islands and Cruises that Make your Honeymoon Memorable

Honeymoons are vacations that have always brought a smile on the face of tour operators, hoteliers and those looking forward to some very pleasant moments of solitude and romance. After taking the nuptial vows and bidding goodbye to their guests, newlyweds yearn to be in each other’s company –far from the maddening crowds and those who matter the least. These cruises and islands are bound to make honeymooners revel in their relationship and enjoy their precious days of togetherness –in many more ways than one. Corsican Liberty Located of the southeastern coastline of France, Corsica manages to bring out the best of the most subdued hearts. With dramatically craggy flora-laced mountain peaks, marine life abundant oceans and skies splattered with wispy cotton balls to its credit, Corsica acts as the perfect fairy- tale getaway for honeymooners looking for an idyllic destination. (image by LIFE BB). Natural Maui Here, those on a honeymoon can very well toss their guidebooks and explore the turns, twists and picturesque vistas of the 34-mile...

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