destinations

Ten reasons to visit Bangkok

From its bustling streets to its spiralling high-rise buildings, the City of Angels never ceases to thrill and captivate. Unlike other cities, Bangkok has traditional charm. It’s the contrast of both ancient and modern that makes this city unique. Whether you are on a budget or simply planning an exotic holiday with your friends, these Bangkok experiences will fascinate you.

1. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Bangkok’s visitors never seem to get enough of the glitz and glamour and glitter of the Temple of the Reclining Buddha ie Wat Pho. The Buddha is made out of solid cement, covered with gold…
Read More

Ten reasons to visit Bangkok

Four unusual travel facts about Europe

Europe as a dream travel region needs no introduction. From the avant-garde city of London to the romantic streets of Paris, the continent boasts destinations with quirks, sights, activities and histories worthy of piquing any traveller’s wanderlust. Here are four interesting travel facts about the region.

Austria is home to the world’s largest floating stage

For a month every summer, Austria’s Bregenz Festival takes Europe by storm. It’s a celebration of all things operatic and a visual spectacle that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The focal point of the festival is a gigantic stage, which floats on Lake Constance. It…
Read More

Four unusual travel facts about Europe

Exploring enchanting Hogsback

Despite having been two hours away from Hogsback for the past three years, I visited it for the first time with my family in March. It took me only half a day of being there to realise that it isn’t simply a place of natural beauty. It’s mystical.

Situated in the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape, Hogsback was once rumoured to be the inspiration for JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Called Qabimbola by the amaXhosa before white settlers arrived, the name Hogsback is supposedly derived from the three peaks that appear to be shaped like, you guessed it, a hog’s…
Read More

Exploring enchanting Hogsback

Sweden lists itself on Airbnb

The advance of technology makes exploring the world more accessible in many ways. Travel company Airbnb has made it possible for all kinds of accommodation offerings to be presented to travellers from across the globe looking for alternatives to traditional hotels and BnBs, so why not offer a whole country?

Sweden has done just this by listing itself on the travel platform. This means those within its borders can freely access its public spaces to explore, take part in recreational activities or even ditch a hotel room and opting to set up tent and sleep beneath the stars in the heart of…
Read More

Sweden lists itself on Airbnb

Grahamstown gems: a guide to the City of Saints

A charming and cosy student town situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape, Grahamstown is bursting with enthralling places to visit. Be it a day trip en route to Cape Town or a few days during the National Arts Festival, there’s always something to pique your interest.

Handmade Coffees

If you’re looking for a coffee shop that resembles the warmth of the beverage, this place is a must. This establishment prides itself on offering the best roasts and blends, and is often referred to as one of the towns beloved cafés because of its feel-good brew.

Baristas Sisa and Matthew…
Read More

Grahamstown gems: a guide to the City of Saints

Explore Dubai on a budget

Dubai is a city of wonders, from its majestic architecture and state-of-the-art theme parks to bargain finds at souks, or markets. Here’s what to do and where to go in this metropolis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – without breaking the bank.

Must-see attractions

  • Dubai Parks and Resorts is the first integrated resort destination in the region. It’s home to three world-class theme parks and a water park. There’s also Riverland Dubai and Lapita Resort, a Polynesian-themed family resort.
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure opened last year and is the world’s largest temperature-controlled…
    Read More

Explore Dubai on a budget