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
The holidays are approaching and we are starting to wonder what we will be doing every day to keep our family and children entertained. From a local heritage site and hot air ballooning to a fun family show, Flight Centre has compiled a list of activities for you to consider doing with your family.
1) Visit a local heritage site
The school holidays provide a great opportunity to expose your children to our rich diverse heritage at various important local sites. Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind, Robben Island and the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, the Vredefort Dome in the… Read More
Travelling overseas during the peak season can be stressful because it tends to be one of the busiest periods of the year when tourists travel to and from destinations all over the world.
Anthony Grant, CEO of FNB Foreign Exchange, says: “Travelling during year-end peak time can be quite expensive, but if you plan ahead you can save on costs. Money is an important factor to take into consideration before you travel, it’s important to have a clear idea of how much the entire trip will cost. The best way to do this is by creating a budget in relation to… Read More