Monthly Archives: September 2018

Travel The World – Why You Should Travel More?

travel the worldWhy should you travel when you can just be contented right where you are? Actually, most of us love to travel the world. If we are given a chance to explore without any worries, most of us would jump at the chance to see this beautiful earth and all its glory.

If you are thinking of travelling but just unsure if you should, here are reasons why you should go:

Travel makes you a different person

Meeting new people, seeing the culture of a different country, knowing that there is a different part of this earth that is totally different from what you are used to can change you. And, in most cases, for the better!

Lets you know a new skill you never knew you had

Sometimes it is only when you are far from home and is presented with different obstacles that you realise that you have a set of skills you have never used. It is only when we travel that these skills come to surface which will make us proud and happy in the process.

Lets you learn a new language

It is really satisfying when you understand a couple of the words the locals are saying and you throwing a few words back. Then when you get back home, you have a sense of pride as you understand what language someone is saying just because you have already been in their country.

A world of adventure

When you travel, you enter a world of new adventure. Experience navigating the maze-like streets of Paris, or why not zip-lining over in the jungles of Peru. The adventure is limitless.

Ways You Can Travel Even On A Tight Budget

budget travelYou don’t actually need to be rich to travel a lot. However, most people think they need a lot of budgets to enjoy a good vacation. But with a good bit of planning, you can actually go to the places you really love to visit.

Here are some ways you can travel even if you have a tight budget:

Plan ahead of time

Everything gets expensive the longer you make your plans wait. You may miss out on a good plane ticket deal, hotel reservation or cruise packages if you just keep on looking for them but you are not even booking it. So plan your destination and start scouting for good deals. Once you find the perfect one for you, don’t hesitate to book it.

Travel during the off-season

Sticking to off-peak times can seriously cut the cost of your travelling expenses in half. Planning your trip during the off-season can save you more money which will allow you to spend more during your trip. Avoid booking during major holidays, spring and summer breaks.

Watch out for flight price changes

If you are planning a trip in advance, better get price alert through Skyscanner. This will let you monitor if the prices for tickets are going up and down and you can decide easily if you will be getting a ticket or wait a bit more for the price changed.

Don’t bring that bulky suitcase

Some airlines charge an extra when you check a bag. So if you do not want to pay for that extra, just leave that bulky suitcase at home. Also, a large luggage can be troublesome especially if you are travelling to many different locations.

Adventure Holidays on South Africa’s South Coast

When you think of South Africa, safaris probably come to mind. But there’s so much more to South Africa, which we’ll explain below:

There’s plenty of beaches vacant of people, and incredible mountain landscapes where you can watch breathtaking sunsets and sunrises.

The coastline will probably remind you of ours here in Australia, but there isn’t any traffic making the trip longer. There’s also a range of accommodation around that won’t break the budget.

The Garden Route National Park has gorgeous beaches that go for 750 kilometres along it, stretching from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Jeffrey’s Bay is full of beaches where you’re able to enjoy yourself in peace, and plenty of waves for surfers of any skill level. You can also sandboard, if that’s more your speed.

Something else that will get your heart pumping is Bloukran’s Bungy, which is one of the highest bungy jumps in the world! It’s a staggering 216 metres high, enough to make even the most seasoned daredevil break a sweat. You can just watch the jumpers if you prefer, or trek along the canyon in the wire-enclosed bridge.

The South African name for canyoning is ‘kloofing’, and it’s a place to do some of the most intense kloofing in the world. Test your endurance in a thrilling way that you’ll remember forever.

Two hours from Cape Town lies Shark Alley, where you can go cave diving with, you guessed it – sharks! If you don’t want to get in the water with them, you can still view the sharks from Plettenberg Bay.

For those who want to experience Table Mountain in Cape Town, there’s a way to do so that differs from the usual cable cars or helicopter flights – abseiling! You’ll be led by experienced guides down the 100 metres of cliff face, and have a great story to tell at the end.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie worth your salt, you’ll be looking at flights to South Africa right now! Even if you’re not a thrill-seeker, it’s time to challenge yourself, or at least go see the beauty of the south coast for yourself.