January 2014

Log Cabins and Wilderness: The Attraction of Summer Holidays in Lapland

Lapland might be best known as a winter holiday destination but its summer charms are just as enticing. The snowy wilderness becomes a nature lover’s paradise over the summer months when lush green forests carpet the mountains around mirror-like lakes. Incredibly long days and warm weather add to the region’s attraction and create the perfect conditions for exploring the great outdoors. Here are just some of the reasons why a summer holiday in Lapland could be the wilderness adventure of […]

How to beat the queues at the Seaworld parks

America’s three SeaWorld parks, in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego, are great places for families to learn about and interact with marine life, while enjoying traditional theme park activities like thrill rides, live entertainment and fun, family-friendly restaurants. However, like any theme parks, sometimes the lines and the crowds at SeaWorld can be overwhelming. There ARE ways to avoid the worst of the crowds, if you plan ahead. Consider the following tips for beating the lines at SeaWorld before […]

The most popular wines in the world

One thing that a lot of us would like to improve is our knowledge of wine. At some point in time, all of us have found us staring at the shelves of wine in a supermarket not knowing which wine to choose and then taking a chance on what we think looks good. Having some knowledge of the wines in the world will help you when you make your wine selection, so you will have more confidence when you buy […]

Thailand: The land of smiles is the place to go this year

Thailand has been a popular tourist destination for many years now, with it’s great weather, friendly people, fantastic food and affordable prices, it is no reason that has not lost it’s appeal. I have been to Thailand over ten times, I can honestly say that I never get bored of going because the country is my favourite country on the whole planet! There are so many things to do there, you can head north to go trekking and to experience […]

PaiCome Hideaway: An oasis in Pai

We had heard so much about Pai that we were super excited about our trip to the small town. We planned a three day trip to coincide with Flor’s Birthday, and we couldn’t wait to get going and exploring all that the area had to offer. While planning the trip to Pai, I envisioned staying in a peaceful retreat in the countryside as I wanted to take in as much of the scenic countryside as I possibly could. A quick […]

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‘Off the Beaten Path’ Excursions in Cuba

On a narrow patch of land between two oceans lays Cuba – a country with a rich passion for the arts, a love for nature and a taste for the exotic. A country full of the large spirit of the nation’s history and its people. With eight UNESCO sites all over this country, there is something for everybody here. So, as a tourist, you have a wide variety of activities you can do and places you can visit. But, if […]

The best travel app out there: The World Around Me

I have found a fantastic new travel app, it’s the only app that I use when I go overseas now. World Around Me is a new travel app that uses Augmented reality, it has made it simple to search places around the globe and with the visual aspect that has been incorporated in to the app it makes finding places easier. So no matter where you are around the world you will have access to all of the information you […]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Wide Variety of Foods in the Rainbow Nation

South Africa is really a fascinating place to visit and even live in. With its ancient ancestral cultures mixed with the influences of the Europeans that came over a couple hundred years ago, it is truly one of the world’s great melting pots. Today, finally, the nation seems to have found a balance between its ancient cultures and modern influences. As a result, the country is growing, both from a commercial standpoint, but also as a world destination. The 2010 […]