Dream wedding destinations around the world

A dream wedding isn’t complete without the perfect venue. From beach locales in tropical Jamaica to vineyards set against rolling hills in Cape Town, South Africa, couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic destinations. Here are five of some of the best places around the world:

Jamaica

Who doesn’t love the island life? Jamaica boasts soft white sandy shores, perfect for an idyllic beach wedding. Begin your marriage with picturesque scenery and positive vibrations from the locals. And don’t forget to take some time out to explore the rum farms or to snorkel in the region’s warm turquoise waters.

Mauritius

Keeping with the island theme,…
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Dream wedding destinations around the world

Top Destinations for travellers under 35

It was once thought that millennials preferred to travel to the world’s party capitals, but the No Regrets List compiled by travel giant Contiki shows a different picture. The company surveyed 5 000 travellers between 18 and 35, and drew up a list of the top 20 destinations and experiences that most interested the group.

Blue Lagoon

At the top was Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, an experience unmatched in any part of the world. Travellers can enjoy the skin-rejuvenating benefits of the waters of the warm lagoon in a setting that’s as beautiful as the name…
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Top Destinations for travellers under 35

Travelling the world with Mmanaka Kelobonye

Originally from Atteridgeville, west of Tshwane, and now based in Johannesburg, actuarial specialist Mmanaka Kelobonye’s wanderlust has taken her to distant lands, with her passport looking like a traveller’s dream destination list. When she isn’t developing products in the life insurance sector or sharing her experiences on her site, mmanaka.com, she’s investing in life experiences in places such as the Bahamas, Spain and Burundi to name a few. Below is what she shared about her love for travel.

When did you discover your wanderlust and where has it taken you?

I’ve been a sucker for adventure since childhood. I can’t say at what point…
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Travelling the world with Mmanaka Kelobonye

Land of pasta & wine, Italy named the healthiest city in the world

Italy may have inspired a food odyssey of good wine and delicious pasta and pizzas in Elizabeth Gilbert’s iconic book Eat, Pray, Love, and with good reason. Many travellers travel to the country to savour true Italian cuisine like the locals do, despite a struggling economy. Whats more, Italy’s been dubbed the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Health Index out of 163 countries.

The study looked at various factors such as mortality, life expectancy along with behavioural factors and health risks to come to a health score. Italians where found to be healthier than Americans, Britons and Canadians.

The…
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Land of pasta & wine, Italy named the healthiest city in the world

Mount Etna volcanic explosion injures 10 people, including tourists

Ten people have been injured by a volcanic eruption on Mount Etna in Italy on Thursday after flowing magma hit a layer of snow triggering an explosion that sent rocks and stones flying into the air.

Nino Borzi, the mayor of Nicolosi, the closest residential area on the island of Sicily, said there were around 35 people in the area close to the explosion. Amongst those hurt near the summit of Etna, Europe’s biggest active volcano, were members of a television crew filming for the BBC.

“There were 10 injuries,” he said. “But none serious.”

Rebecca Morelle, the BBC’s science correspondent wrote of the…
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Mount Etna volcanic explosion injures 10 people, including tourists

5 EUROPE FESTIVALS

If you’re planning to escape South Africa’s pending chilly season for a sunny traverse in Europe, plan for it to coincide with one of its coveted festivals. What better way to do so than exploring each of the cities in which they’re held by foot with the On Foot Holidays which offers specialised self-guided walking holidays through Europe? Take a walk on the festive side with one of the below.

100 Miles of Istria – Croatia, April

100 Miles of Istria.

1000 supreme runners cover some of Croatia’s most spectacular…
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5 EUROPE FESTIVALS