Travel Tips

Travel stokvels to save for the next baecation

Are you suffering from a bad case of wanderlust or do you spend endless hours dreaming about a romantic getaway with bae?

The good news is that quenching your insatiable thirst for travel isn’t as difficult or inaccessible as you might imagine – it just requires a little planning.

In fact, over the past few years, there’s been a growing emergence of travel club offerings and travel stokvels that are helping South Africans make their travel dreams a reality.

READ MORE: Save for your holiday with a travel lay-bye or stokvel

These days, you can even lay-bye your holiday with companies…
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Travel stokvels to save for the next baecation

5 rules of hotel etiquette you need to know

From one- to five-star hotels, foreign country backpackers to local BnBs, the lines of etiquette may sometimes be a bit blurry. Traditionally, it was the guests who had the power to share their hotel experience with family and friends, and with the advance of travel sites such as TripAdvisor, with the world. Online hospitality services such as Airbnb now allow hosts to share reviews of guests. Here are a few hotel etiquette rules to ensure you’re always a pleasant guest.

Tipping the porter & housekeeping

Should you see the porter, online sites recommend that you tip them per bag. TripAdvisor says “it’s normal…
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5 rules of hotel etiquette you need to know

Travel scams to look out for when travelling overseas

As travellers, it is easy to think that we are smart enough to avoid getting ripped off. But the truth is, it happens to the best of us. From getting ridiculously overcharged on cab rides to unknowingly revealing credit card information, travel scams are commonplace the world over.

Anthony Grant, CEO of FNB Foreign Exchange, says: “While it is nearly impossible to know when you will be scammed, it is important to know what kinds of scams exist, and what to do should the situation arise.”

Falling victim to a scam while travelling overseas can potentially ruin your travel…
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Travel scams to look out for when travelling overseas

Top 5 budget-friendly countries in Europe

South Africans know all too well how much money goes into a European holiday. After spending a small fortune on flights, we have to convert our hard-earned rands into euros, and shell out for accommodation, food, transport and entry fees to tourist attractions. The good news is that not every trip to a European country needs to break the bank – there are many relatively inexpensive idyllic destinations. We take a look at some of Europe’s most budget-friendly options.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria comes out tops in terms of affordability. Think R75 for your average meal,…
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Top 5 budget-friendly countries in Europe

Wifi passwords of the world’s airports

About to catch a flight and need to ditch the queue and check-in online? Landed safely in your holiday destination and need to tell the folks back at home? Want to request a cab online to head the holiday life that awaits you? How about passing time before catching your connecting flight? This may all be likely when at the airport before departing for, or having reached your destination.

That’s why connectivity is important while at the airport – a need computer security engineer Anil Polat recognised. As a response to the trouble travellers often have to go through to access free wifi at…
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Wifi passwords of the world’s airports

Great travel tips for the regular traveller

Do you spend a lot of time travelling for work? Here are a few tips to make your trips a lot less stressful.

Pack less 

Take everything you think you’re going to need for your trip out of your closet, and then halve it. That’s what you should pack. Yes, it’s good to be prepared for different weather and all that, but think about it, do you really need six jerseys and five pairs of shoes? The lighter you pack, the easier your trip will be.

Also, invest in a distinctive suitcase that you can easily identify at the luggage carousel.

Keep it compact

If you’re…
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Great travel tips for the regular traveller