Where To Stay In The UK
November 13, 2012 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

Staying in the UK is becoming more and more appealing to families, couples and groups of friends alike as they rediscover what the British Isles has to offer in terms of country retreats, city breaks and beach holidays. No matter who you are, there is something for everyone looking to stay domestic for their holiday: […]

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Cape Town's City Sightseeing Buses Go Green

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Delta Announces Non-Stop Service to Johannesburg
May 10, 2009
Delta Announces Non-Stop Service to Johannesburg

Delta Airlines has announced its schedule for its daily nonstop flights between Johannesburg and Atlanta, which starts June 2nd. Flight 201 will depart Atlanta at 8:05pm and arrives in Johannesburg at 5:10pm the next day. The return flight departs Johannesburg at 9:05pm and arrives in Atlanta at 7:20am the next morning. This flight replaces Delta’s […]

Indaba 2009 – Game On
May 10, 2009
Indaba 2009 – Game On

“We are ready to host the world!” exclaimed South African Tourism Chairperson, Jabu Mabuza, at the official opening of Indaba 2009 last night. Indaba, one of the top three travel shows in the world, opened in Durban yesterday with the launch of South African Tourism’s 2010 FIFA World Cup welcoming campaign. Reaching more than 600 million people between now and kickoff, the multimillion Rand campaign is designed to get the world dancing to the 2010 beat.

Durban's Golden Mile
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The 727 Fuselage Suite
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The 727 Fuselage Suite

Ever wonder what happened to the Boeing 727? Growing up as the son of an airline employee, I spent quite a bit of time on 727s. Well, the Hotel Costa Verde in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica has refurbished a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe and transformed it into a 2 bedroom Boeing 727 fuselage suite. Formerly, it shuttled globetrotters around as part of South African Airlines and Avianca Airlines.

Zanzibar – Exotic Spice Island
May 4, 2009
Zanzibar – Exotic Spice Island

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Japan for Foodies
April 30, 2009
Japan for Foodies

Influenced by the food customs of other nations, the Japanese have refined their own, unique cooking style and cuisine. The Japanese are known for using very fresh ingredients in their cooking.  Since they prefer fresh, seasonal foods for their meals, they often buy ingredients the same day they will be cooked. We love the Japanese […]

Our 10 Favorite Places in the World to View Wildlife
April 29, 2009
Our 10 Favorite Places in the World to View Wildlife

A dream of so many, viewing exotic wildlife in their natural habitat is a truly amazing experience to see. From trekking through the jungle to traveling as a passenger on an overland safari truck, here are our 10 favorite places in the world to view wildlife.

Live from the Indaba Travel Show in Durban, South Africa
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Live from the Indaba Travel Show in Durban, South Africa

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There definitely are a lot of options out there these days when it comes to traveling around Europe by rail. Back in the old days, there were pretty much 2 types of rail passes; the classic (global) Eurail pass and the Eurail Flexi pass. However, now there are Youth passes (for travelers between 16- 25 […]

Durban's Trendy Morningside Neighborhood
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Durban's Trendy Morningside Neighborhood

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Kotor – Where Youthful Exuberance Meets Tradition
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Kotor – Where Youthful Exuberance Meets Tradition

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