Travelling abroad is one of the most exhilarating experiences.
But before you get caught up in the euphoria of the sights you might take in or the shopping you’re dying to do, it’s important to make some provisions as far as your money and transacting abroad is concerned.
Anthony Grant, FNB Foreign Exchange CEO, shares his top money tips for first time international travellers:
1. Get travel insurance
While this may sound like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised by how many first-time travellers skip this very important cover.
“Travel insurance is important because, should an unforeseen incident occur, such as a medical emergency… Read More
Media reports have been in circulation stating that South African residents travelling abroad are required to complete a DA65 form – first introduced in the 1980s, but subsequently phased out – to register their valuables when travelling abroad in order for them to be allowed for re-importation upon returning to the country. On 24 May, however, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) released a media statement clarifying that this was not the case.
In the statement entitled Customs Requirements for South African Travellers, Sars says that “in terms of customs legislation, South African residents travelling abroad are not required to… Read More
Ever since I lost my credit card on the first day of my first solo international trip to South America back in 2010, I’ve had plenty of (mis)adventures around the world. But I’ve learnt some valuable lessons – such as the power of a packing checklist – which have helped me handle over seven years of sometimes bad luck.
Firstlesson: Get insurance, no matter how short the trip. Having it was why I wasn’t bothered when I returned from Uganda to find the wheel of my suitcase hanging on for dear life. Insurance was why my travel companions weren’t… Read More
Samantha Clayton, Vice-President of Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness at Herbalife, has compiled six interesting way to keep fit while travelling, as the sudden changes in your schedule can wreak havoc on your weight management and fitness plan.
If you’re a frequent business traveller, or if you plan on seasonal travelling with your family, there are certain things you need to commit to in order to stay fit while travelling. For starters, you must understand what your body needs so you can stay balanced and be at your best, especially when you’re away from home.
Nowadays, planning a trip is no longer the hassle it was a few years ago. Gone are the days when guidebooks and maps were required. Now, with state-of-the-art technology such as smartphone GPS’s, Airbnb and other useful tools, travellers can explore the world in a flash.
Whether it’s directions, accommodation, or any other travel-related necessities, travellers can find solutions with the touch of their finger. With more than a thousand apps to choose from, travellers no longer face the challenges that an extended trip abroad can bring.
We’ve compiled a list of five travel apps to use in 2018 that will… Read More
When you save up to take a trip somewhere, whether local or international, you want it to be just right, and you don’t want to regret a moment. The truth is, though, that as you mature and change, you have different priorities and different interests, and how you travel ties in with this.
What you love in your 20s may not be quite right when you’re in your 60s (not that we’re pigeon-holing – you do you!). But it may help to browse through some suggested trips we’ve pulled together for every stage of your life, to find the one that… Read More