Essential Things You Should Always Pack

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Most travelers plan their trips carefully. One issue is not to forget the most essential things for your  travel; you don’t want to create problems by forgetting something really important. Our clients often ask us about the most necessary things to bring with them on a trip.

Here is a list of those essentials:

First Aid Kit

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This is essential, especially for adventure travelers. Even if you’re just planning to do a little shopping and sightseeing, it doesn’t mean you won’t need a first-aid kit. Accidents can happen anywhere.  Especially if you travel to a different climate, your body may feel stressed and weak as it struggles to acclimatize. Always bring medications you require in your travel kit, especially if you are allergic to something. Health is a primary issue everyone should think about in their lives, and there is no exemption when you go on a trip.

Copies of Your Travel Documents

Collection of Travel Documents - Passport, International Driving Permit, International Vaccination Certificate and Airline Boarding Passes.

An important thing for any traveler is identification documents. Today, if you have lost your passport in a foreign country, you can face a lot of troubles and difficulties. A lot depends, of course, on the country and its laws, but keep in mind that there are always positive and negative aspects of going abroad. You may need several copies of documents for bureaucratic purposes, or in case you misplace the original.

Wet Wipes

Essential things for travelers

From refreshing your hands to wiping dirty surfaces – wet wipes come in handy when traveling, especially with kids. There are different types of wet wipes that you can use: facial, for hands, hypo allergic, for the whole body, for sensitive skin, antimicrobial, and many more. They are useful and compact so it shouldn’t be a problem to take some in your travel kit.

Chargers for electronic devices

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There are numerous apps that you can be useful on your cellphone, tablet or notebook. There are lists of extremely useful apps to use for travel. Think about taking several chargers with you to be sure that your devices will keep working for long periods of time.

Cash

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Try to take some currency of the countries you plan to visit in case there are problems with card payments, ATM withdrawals, or currency exchanges. Be prepared for unexpected circumstances and to buy something you need urgently.

Published: 16/08/2017

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How to Stay Healthy During your Summer Trip 2017?

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Staying in shape while on vacation does not seem such an easy task. Seeing the abundance of delicious food and exotic drinks around you, the temptations are hard to resist.

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However, a sense of proportion will help you stay healthy and enjoy your holiday. Getting some physical exercise and eating healthy food on a trip is not that difficult! Let’s see what else will be useful for your health on vacation:

  • A strong immune system is the best defense against disease. So, take some natural remedies for 1-2 weeks before departure to increase your immunities.
  • It may seem obvious, but pay attention to clothes and shoes. Clothing should be from natural fibers when changing climates since synthetic fabrics can irritate the skin. For winter trips, always choose loose clothing. Shoes should be comfortable, preferably of natural leather and not new; otherwise, you risk getting calluses.
  • Because of the heat, your water consumption will need to increase. You should drink 3 to 4 liters of water per day.
  • Try to drink alcohol only in the evening and stick to one beverage choice. Ideally, it should be a transparent cocktail with minimal sugar content, for example, gin and tonic. Avoid beer and ale.
  • Also avoid desserts in the evening. Yes, it’s hard, but if you must satisfy cravings for sweets, it’s better to eat things like ice cream early in the day since the sugar is more likely to be used by the body to produce energy rather than turn into fat
  • Do some quick physical exercises right in your hotel room every morning for 20 minutes. Work with your own weight, such as doing squats and lunges without heavy stress, as well as push-ups. Go for a run every two or three days – it’s a good time to admire the views.
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  • Swimming is also very effective. This is the perfect exercise, especially if you are in a hot country. If the hotel has a swimming pool, dive in and do a few laps.
  • An effective way to remain mobile is walking long distances. In addition, you will quickly get accustomed to the terrain and a different climate – maybe even start to understand the local language. (Just be sure to minimize noshing on éclairs at the pastry shop.)
  • Cycling is an ideal option for a detailed city tour! Rent a bicycle and blow like a breeze through the city or go for a ride through the suburbs, parks and forests.
  • If you are going to the coast, why not take a few surfing lessons? This is both comprehensive training and fun entertainment for the whole family. You can even get a photo of yourself on the crest of a wave.
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  • Many hotels have tennis courts – book some time for a couple of sets.
  • Yoga: Put a yoga mat in your suitcase and enjoy a relaxing workout on your vacation. Yoga is ideal because you do not need any heavy equipment for it. Yoga is also perfect when it is very hot outside.
  • When traveling abroad, try not to use public transport all the time. Imagine how much you are NOT seeing through the window of a bus! Plus, walking from point A to point B has a number of benefits for your body.
  • Take care with protection from the sun. Use sun screen according to your skin type and take medication if you do get sunburned. Consider when solar activity is greatest and try to stay indoors at this time.
  • Do not go outside without a hat, because getting heat stroke in a hot climate is easier than it seems.
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  • If a large number of people touch something, it is a potential problem. Specialists strongly advise washing your hands thoroughly with soap as often as possible, or use an antiseptic gel. No matter how trivial it may sound, stay away from coughing and sneezing people: the distance that a flu virus can travel via airborne droplets is about 6 feet.
  • Prepare for the change in time zones. From the first day of your trip, go to bed and wake up two hours earlier (or later) than usual, and the change in time zones will not be a big deal.
  • A problem with airplanes is recycled air in the cabin. It increases your chances of catching a cold if one of the passengers is sick or recently ill. High doses of vitamin C can really strengthen your immune system and help you to not get sick.
  • As you know, prolonged stress can lead to illness. Healthy sleep, morning sun baths with proper protection, plenty of time in the open air, the possibility of being distracted from work and electronic devices for a while – these obvious measures will support physical and mental health. Let rest be your main objective and only responsibility throughout the vacation.
  • Finally, stay positive! It is your long-awaited vacation, so enjoy every minute of it – even if it is raining outside. Remember, that rain always ends, and the sun will shine again!

Published: 04/08/2017

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The Trendiest Autumn 2017 Destinations

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Summer is a perfect time to plan your autumn vacation. Late July and early August are upon us, so it’s high time to make future holiday plans. Do you want to take part in European events? Or maybe you would like to lengthen your summer and buy a tour to a sunny destination?

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Italy

If you didn’t have a vacation this summer, you can take one in autumn. One of the best destinations is the northern coast of Italy. Air temperatures during this period are very pleasant, around 33-34° C, and waters are 24-25° C. The most exciting places to visit are Rimini, Sardinia, and San Remo on the Venetian Riviera – where you can also enjoy the world famous Venice Film Festival, an event that attracts a lot of celebrities.

In the second half of September, all “fashionistas” of the world come to the city of Milan for its famous fashion week. It becomes quite cool in October in the north of Italy, however, so it is better to go to the southern coast or to Sicily, where the water gets warm at this time, 22-23° C. The Island of Ischia near Naples is suitable for fans of thermal waters, and air temperatures there in October are mild and pleasant at 21-22° C. For gourmets it is probably better to wait until November and go to Italy for the festival of young wine. It is also possible at that time to attend agricultural fairs to sample well-known varieties of cheese, as well as hundreds of grades of sausages, gammons, and olives.

Greece

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Greece

The fall in Greece is special. The heat is gone by then, but the sea is still warm and great for swimming. In September-October, there are no storms on the coast, and the weather is ideal for beach relaxation.

In the Balkans the beach season comes to a close at the end of September, but the air temperature in October is 28° C, and in November 20° C. Such temperatures quite suit vacationers who arrive from colder regions. The sea is warm in September and October, up to 23 C °, but by November storms begin.

The fall is a good time to try guided tours as they become less tiresome than during hot summer days. It is possible to explore the islands of Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Mikonos, and Santorini. The weather is also perfect for excursions to the beautiful temples and wonderful natural sites.  

Mt. Fuji with fall colors in japan.

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Japan

Japan is lovely in autumn. The weather is not as hot as in summer months, and you can enjoy a country colored in red, orange and yellow with the fallen leaves, called kayo. This beautiful, favorite season for many citizens of Japan lasts from early September to late November. Famous places for viewing the romantic foliage are located all over the country – especially in parks, temples and mountainous areas.

If you plan to visit Japan in autumn, don’t forget Hokkaido, the second largest island, and be sure to come to Tokyo and Kyoto. We recommend you travel to these cities by train, because then you will have the opportunity to see not only the cities themselves, but also their surrounding areas, which are truly wondrous.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Prices for tours to the UAE are higher in autumn than summer because the weather is less torrid and becomes more pleasant for vacationing. While the sun is not so scorching, the sea remains warm and relaxing on the beach feels magnificent. It is also possible to get acquainted with sights and safari parks. Dubai is the most expensive resort area of the UAE, but during the fall season it is even more attractive. Gorgeous mountains, sandy beaches, mineral springs, night hunting for crabs, diving – all this is available to the country’s visitors. Fall is also the time for numerous international exhibitions – of design furniture, perfumery, and computer equipment.

This destination has it all not only for beach lovers, but also for those who love diverse city experiences.

A Perfect Day In Prague

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With castles, cathedrals, palaces, gardens, and cobbled lanes aplenty, it’s difficult not to have a good day in Prague. However, many visitors never leave the well-trodden route running from Wenceslas Square, through Old Town Square, across the Charles Bridge, and up the hill to Prague Castle. To locals, Prague is so much more. Here’s one perfect day that helps keep you clear of crowds and selfie sticks.

Rise and Shine

Perched high on a bluff over the Vltava River, the seventeenth-century Vyšehrad Fortress is one of the Czech nation’s spiritual homes: Its cemetery is the final resting place for some of the country’s most beloved figures, including composers Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, and Alphonse Mucha. Seen from atop the fortress walls, the sunrise reflects beautifully off the river as it burns through the mist and is worth waking early for.

Vyšehrad Fortress (Photo: Czech Tourism).

Stretching along the river from Vyšehrad to Šítkov Water Tower, the one-mile pedestrian-only Náplavka riverbank thrives in early evening, when locals come down to unwind and sip cold suds. In the morning, it’s almost all yours, with the city’s famous skyline rising higher on the horizon with each step. Cross Legií Bridge to the west bank for coffee and breakfast on the outdoor patio of Café Bella Vida.

Prague’s fairytale-like Wallenstein Gardens hide behind a tiny door off sidewalk on the way to Malostranská Metro station. Created in the 1620s along with the adjacent palace, this well-manicured baroque garden merits exploration with a frescoed pavilion, an artificial cave with stalactites, a koi pond, a pair of albino peacocks, and couples stealing kisses among the hedges.

Wallenstein Gardens
Wallenstein Gardens (Photo: Prague City Tourism).

Midday

The National Gallery of Prague has branches throughout the city, but its largest is north of the river bend in the Holešovice neighborhood, popular with expats and hipsters. The fairly unattractive building from 1928 was the first example of Functionalist architecture in Prague, but its art collection – including works by Picasso, Renoir, van Gogh, and Klimt – never fails to impress.

West of Holešovice along the river, hilltop Letná Park not only provides panoramic views of Prague, but also historical significance: During 1989’s Velvet Revolution, nearly a million people came here to protest the communist regime. Today, Letná remains tranquil under the spread of leafy trees and is home to a popular beer garden. Happily, in Prague, it’s never too early to raise a mug.

Letná Park
Letná Park (Photo: Prague City Tourism).

Continue on from the park to the Nový Svět neighborhood, where the old city walls still run along the backside of the castle district and cannonballs from the eighteenth-century Prussian siege protrude from buildings. Ring the doorbell of the U Raka Café and step into its gorgeous, tiered garden for perhaps the best apple strudel in town. 

Nový Svět neighborhood Prague
The Nový Svět neighborhood (Photo: Mike Dunphy).

Evening through Late Night

The retro-furnished Pilsner Urquell bar and restaurant Kolkovna Olympia may open its doors to a major tourist artery, but its traditional meaty menu features some of the best versions of Czech classics in town, particularly its much-loved roast pork knee with horseradish, mustard, and sauerkraut.

These former royal vineyards of Riegrovy Sady now make up the main playground of the trendy Vinohrady and Žižkov neighborhoods, east of the main train station. Come evening, half the neighborhood can be found strolling the paths, picnicking on the grass, tossing Frisbees to dogs and children, and relaxing at one of two great beer gardens. The western slope is the best spot in Prague to watch the sun go down behind the castle.

Riegrovy Sady Prague
The former royal vineyards of Riegrovy Sady (Photo: Prague City Tourism).

Krymská Street in Vršovice has become Prague’s epicenter for all things cool, with cafés, clubs, bars, and boutiques spilling down the cobbled hill. By nightfall, particularly on weekends, many of the revelers take their drinks outside, creating an unofficial block party.

Krymská Street
Krymská Street (Photo: Mike Dunphy).

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19/07/17

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The Best Summer South Resorts

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So, you have decided to take a trip to a South American or Caribbean destination; you’re ready to feel the beauty of a luxury resort, its relaxing ambiance, cool lounges, cozy terraces and trendy area near the pool.

If you have ever had a summer holiday in a South American or Caribbean resort, you know never to try second-rate hotels or inexpensive but questionable resorts. You pay more for luxury services and apartments, of course, but you get everything you need in one place, making your trip impeccable – and assuring that every cent is wisely spent.

But which resort to book? There are plenty of options, and sometimes it can be really hard to choose just one. So, here is a list of southern summer resorts that YYZ Travel advisors have carefully selected:

Amanera

Río San Juan, Dominican Republic
Neighborhood: Mile long private beach

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PROPERTY SIZE: 25 rooms

ROOM STYLE: Contemporary

VIBE: Zen

Adventure Beach Golf

Amanera offers Hispaniola’s most luxurious and incredible stay, which has made this resort extremely popular with many tourists – a “number one” for luxury travelers due to the length of Playa Grande. The glass-and-teak main house highlights nature’s artistry, as do the 25 casitas and two-bedroom, cliff top villas – most of which feature personal pools facing the beach. Take a jungle trek, get a seaside massage or sip Santo Libres at the beach club, then puff on a hand-rolled Domincan puro in the cigar lounge. Rees Jones recently renovated the adjacent golf course, touted as “the Pebble Beach of the Caribbean.”

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2017

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary full American Breakfast for two, daily for duration of the stay
  • A complimentary a la carte lunch for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Location

Address

Auto 5 Carretera Rio San Juan

Río San Juan, Samaná 33300

Dominican Republic

Neighborhood

Mile long private beach

Nearest Airport

La Union Airport (POP), 32 Miles / 51 Kilometers

 

Belmond Cap Juluca

British West Indies, Anguilla
Neighborhood: Maundays Bay

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Luxury Hotels

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Perched on 179 acres in Anguilla’s southwestern region, Cap Juluca is a paradise on Earth with white sand, blue skies and Moorish-style beachfront villas. You can choose one of 70 beachfront guestrooms and suites, with private terraces and all the accessories you can dream of in the living spaces.

Everything here is made in a special designer style: from trendy chaises on the white sand beach to wonderful dining with fruits and pastries, and, of course, excellent all-inclusive services for guests.

Always dreamed of experiencing a luxurious SPA and massage? Try incredible aromatherapy and exotic spa treatments.

With its beachfront location nestled around Maundays Bay, Belmond Cap Juluca is all about high-class service and hospitality. This resort has a reputation for extreme luxury, but it also has numerous promotions such as a complimentary fifth night, diverse dining, and accommodation upgrades.

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2017

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

 

BodyHoliday Saint Lucia

Castries (St. Lucia), Saint Lucia
Neighborhood: Cariblue Beach

Luxury Hotels

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Luxury Hotels

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay

For 2017

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for two daily for duration of stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary 50-minute treatment on departure day or arrival + 30 minutes BodyScience or Nutrition & Lifestyle Consultation + 30 minutes Fitness Session (stretch, beach fit, pole fitness, dance, tennis or golf lesson)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Prepare your body, release your mind, and enrich your spirit at BodyHoliday Saint Lucia – a wonderfully luxurious 155-room resort which is widely known as an extremely friendly and up-to-date wellness retreat. Here you will not only enjoy excellent personalized service, but also a magnificent atmosphere of sport entertainment, body and wellness culture, and genuine relaxation. For those who have been dreaming of luxurious body and mind relaxation, this resort is in a class of its own.

 

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Published: 03/04/2017

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Reasons to Choose Luxury Travel

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When planning a vacation, budget is one of the most significant questions. People often try to economize on everything from booking cheap motels and hostels to spending less money on attractions and restaurants.

However, there is a constant dilemma: should a traveler economize on a trip or not?

In order to resolve this question, it is important to decide what advantages luxury has over budget travel and how to find a perfect solution for a great holiday.

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There are some reasons why people tend to choose comfort and luxury over budget travel:

  1. Opportunity to Fully Relax

You don’t have to stay in a noisy hotel with other neighbors, sleeping in uncomfortable conditions without a private bathroom in your room. Luxury hotels have it all to help you feel at home, and even better!

You will not only enjoy another country’s sites and attractions, but also its cozy and wonderful hotel rooms. At first glance, living in luxury conditions might seem needless if you are going to be out most of the time.

However, after a long day in a foreign city, a good hotel can be your refuge by providing all necessary conditions and amenities for you to have excellent rest and relaxation – private luxury bathroom with Jacuzzi, mini-bar and television, hotel breakfast and in-room services – and to be able to face the next day fully rejuvenated.

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  1. The Best National Food

While average travelers try to economize on everything including food, it is not always a good choice to do this with local cuisine. To explain: when you buy food on the street or in second-rate restaurants, you should be prepared for the quality to not be at a high level.

Moreover, street food doesn’t always mean a healthy meal. In first-rate restaurants you can try the BEST local cuisine and enjoy a foreign culture’s deliciously nutritious dishes.

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  1. Private Tours

Although it may seem that arranging travel on your own will be cheaper, it is not always the case. A professional travel advisor knows for sure how to get tickets to the best sites at the lowest prices. Moreover, he or she may have a number of special agreements that allow you to pay discounted rates  for multiple attractions.

In addition, when you book a PRIVATE tour, you can make changes wherever you want – if you made a preliminary note about that. You can also get answers to your questions right away and learn everything about a place through the words of a professional guide, who will reveal little-known secrets about the destination.

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  1. First Class Treatment and No Worries

You have to worry about NOTHING. Remember, you have a travel agent who cares about you – that’s what LUXURY means. So, if you want to get a real rest with no worries about plans, schedules, delayed flights and uncovered messages – consult a travel advisor, and get ready to enjoy the best vacations ever in first-class style!

 

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Published: 12/07/2017

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AFRICA’S SMARTEST SAFARI TRENDS – AND BIGGEST THREATS

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An interview with Luke Bailes,
Singita Owner and CEO

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Luke Bailes, Singita Owner and CEO

Interviewed by Annie Fitzsimmons

Travel can be a powerful catalyst to educate and protect natural and cultural heritage for future generations – which is part of the reason why The United Nations has declared 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism. As part of a year-long series, we’re interviewing experts and trendsetters in sustainable tourism. For this installment, we talk with Singita owner and CEO Luke Bailes. Renowned for its sustainable conservation, environmentally conscious operations, and community support, Singita operates 12 lodges and camps in three African countries. Talk about thought leadership: Bailes even has a 100-year plan for the company.

“Singita’s 100-year vision is to protect and preserve large areas of pristine wilderness for future generations,” he says. “With the continent’s precious wilderness areas and most vulnerable species under severe threat, Singita’s total dedication to conservation is important now, more than ever.”

What is the smartest trend in luxury safari travel right now?

We are seeing wealthy people – who focused on other things before – now understanding the challenges that a lack of conservation is posing. There is a heightened awareness of the plight of wilderness and wildlife in Africa. But now, high-net worth individuals are committing large personal resources to be part of the solution and solve these challenges – not just financially, but to raise awareness on a broader level.

Before, travelers wanted to be disconnected from the wild and not too close to nature. But now, they want to feel connected to the earth. They are more aware of threats to the environment, and they want the most authentic experiences. That’s why Singita’s Mara River Tented Camp and Explore are popular: off-the-grid and close to nature.

What are you most nervous about when it comes to tourism in Africa?

Population growth – because of it, pristine wilderness areas are diminishing. Also, the mass slaughter of some animal species such as rhino and elephant.

How do you believe Africa’s exploding population will affect tourism and the continent as a whole?

The world’s resources are under increasing pressure – degradation of habitat which has a negative impact on many species – as populations increase. The situation in Africa is dire due to this population pressure and is placing wildlife and land at risk. We have recognized the need to elevate our conservation message – it is more relevant now than ever before. Tourism plays an important role in creating awareness.

What destination in Africa is on your radar?

Definitely the circuit between the gorillas in Rwanda and the Serengeti and the ability to experience that in one trip.

Singita’s conservation efforts are vast and admirable – including projects and commitments in Kruger, Sabi Sand, the Serengeti, and Pamushana. What are the three most effective things Singita does to ensure the future of the African landscape?

  • Manage and protect the ecosystems and wildlife under our care – it is what travelers come to see.
  • Minimize the impact of our tourism on the ecosystems where we operate.
  • Provide economic opportunities and support to the communities around our reserves so that they benefit from, and support, the wildlife-based, land-use that we promote.
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Singita Pamushana Lodge.

You have 12 properties across South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. What attracts you to each region?

We have 12 unique lodges that offer something for everyone, across five different ecosystems in Africa. The wide open plains of the Serengeti allow for beautiful viewing of large herds of game, while the lush bushveld of the Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park create adventure around every corner with surprise viewings of elephants and cats. One of the most dramatic settings is Singita Pamushana:  the majestic baobabs, mopane forests and sandstone outcrops take my breath away every time.

 

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Published: 11/07/2017

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Best Jobs for Those Who Like to Travel

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Flight Attendant

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When it comes to traveling, one of the most obvious choices is to become a flight attendant. Just imagine: you don’t have to book tickets, hotel rooms and tours, you don’t have to plan your travel. Your entire work will include traveling, and the most of the time you will spend up in the sky, flying from one destination to another. Isn’t it romantic?

A perfect job for those who is dreaming to travel around the world and working at the same time. If you are not afraid of constant time zone changings, tough schedule and just flying on a plane, this job is definitely for you!

Despite crazy hours and a crazy lifestyle, which could be the hardest part of your job. However, it is a perfect choice for all travel lovers. Bonus: discounted flights for you and your family.

Au pair

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If you are good in communicating with children and you are fond of traveling, this job is for you. The main requirements include good command of English, though the second language will be a plus.

If you feel that you obtain all these qualities, au pair might be a perfect choice for you. Au pairs live in the place of their host family and they should take care of children. This is a great experience for those who dream to live in a foreign country. What you have to do: child care services, such as babysitting and assistance with schoolwork. It is a perfect chance to immerse yourself into other culture and experience all benefits of living abroad. You will also have a chance to explore a foreign mentality and home-made cuisine.

Cruise line worker

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This cruise experience is like no other! Cruise ship is a separate city, where you can not only have fun and be able to become a part of a cruise team, but also to travel the world! Just imagine: beautiful ship, crossing the oceans with multinational people on board, and also free food and accommodations. You can choose from a wide range of offered jobs: restaurant server, a shop clerk or a performer in the cruise’s entertainment center. There you can find diverse people, different experience and visit to numerous ports.  

You will have a wonderful opportunity to join the great crew, see wonderful shows and concerts and have an impeccable experience.

 

Wedding photographer

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Every couple dreams of making their honeymoon as wonderful as it is possible. There is no way to leave great memories about this romantic period without a professional photographer. Most of them live in the most popular wedding destinations, and receive orders to make wedding photoshoots from time to time. The others travel from one place to another depending on a place where they have a job offers. Anyway, this profession gives you a wonderful opportunity to travel around the world or to live in your dream place. 

 Diving instructor

With the whole world beneath the ocean’s surface, the profession of a diver is for those who is searching for something new and something wonderful. You will have a chance to not only explore the beautiful sea life, but also to travel to the seashores and places with the most wonderful underwater sceneries and opportunities for divers.

Fiji Tour Guide for First-Time Travelers

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The archipelago of Fiji is located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. It is a truly unbelievable paradise with searing hot sun, palm-fringed beaches, and colorful coral reeves. Luxury resorts extend along a white-sand coastline looking amazingly beautiful, each with its own unique ambiance and tropical joy.

This collection of volcanic islands spreads 1,600 kilometers and is rightly considered a remote and exotic escape. With a marvelous coastline, pristine beaches of white sands and turquoise waters – as well as a fascinating culture – Fiji Islands are one the most wonderful destinations to enjoy your next vacation.   

There are two large islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, and around 900 smaller islands and inlets. The tiny islands are not so popular and crowded; so, if you are looking for secluded beaches with an unblemished coastline, we suggest you visit them. On the flip side, if you want to enjoy spirited activities, national music, a lot of locals and splendid atmosphere, we suggest you stay on the bigger islands, which remain the most popular areas.

Most resorts in Fiji Islands are luxury – and expensive. However, there are plenty of guest houses that are quite cheap. Whether you are searching for budget flights and accommodations, or you would like to have a luxury package, Fiji is a perfect destination for an unbelievable vacation. Indeed, according to numerous researchers, Fiji is one of the best choices in the Pacific!

If you come to Fiji, you are definitely looking for beach recreation, which is reasonable since Fiji has some of the greatest beaches in the world. The best ones are located in the western part of the archipelago on the island groups of Mamanuka and Yasava. Mamanuka is the driest place in the archipelago; the high season there is year round due to the exceptional weather conditions.  So, you can come here any time of the year and be sure to be met by sunny weather with no rain or storms.

The biggest island of Fiji, Vitya Leva, doesn’t have so many good beach areas, but the island is popular among budget travelers as the costs are not as high there. If you have decided on Vitya Leva for your vacation, we recommend that you visit Coral coast which is located in the south. This is the most developed section of the island and the best for beach recreation. Vanua Levu (the territory from the gulf Savusavu to Bouck’s gulf) also has wonderful beach zones of Laven on the islands of Taveuni and Vatuele – and tiny isolated islands where there are few tourists so an atmosphere of solitude reigns.

Published: 29/05/2017

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Best Travel Devices to Help you Fall Asleep

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  1. Sleeper Scarf

The Sleeper Scarf is a very fashionable accessory with an inflatable neck pillow built in. It combines the main features of a trendy accessory and comfortable cloth. The secret of this cloth is the hidden pocket with the inflatable pillow in it. Even if this device may seem strange and even uncomfortable, it helps to survive long flights and feel warm.

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  1. Convertible Travel Blanket

Well, we have already mentioned a pillow. So, how about a travel blanket? It is especially convenient for those who love not only comfort, but also warmth. It is extremely soft and gentle and will be irreplaceable for hikers and travelers who go on long trips. Moreover, you can easily toss it in your bag or use it as a pillow. It is big enough to cover you from head to toe, but it becomes compact for easy packing in your travel bag. One thing is for sure: with this blanket you will never feel cold and uncomfortable at night.

  1. Satechi Portable Humidifier

Did you know that dry air in a hotel room or in a different climate can cause sinus pain? Of course, you would have difficulty falling asleep, and the reason is not simply jet lag, although that may also affect you. To help you get shut-eye you can take a Satechi Portable Humidifier with you. It’s an extremely useful device that provides a soothing environment by making the air more humid. All you need is to place this modifier into the opening of the container with the filter put into water. After plugging the humidifier into a USB port, enjoy its work and more pleasant air.

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  1. Mobile Apps

There are plenty of apps in your Android Market or Apple Store. They are all different, but the main benefit is that they are made for a good sleep. Use it every day, and your app will even help you to choose a perfect bedtime.

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  1. Sleep Phones

A perfect combination of earphones and eye mask, but made for ears. It will block street noise or an irritating snoring partner. They are also called “pajamas for your ears” for the smooth material they were made from. So, you don’t need to be afraid that they will fall down or make any inconvenience for you while you sleep. Moreover, they can be doubled may be added by an eye mask in case you need it.

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  1. Portable Aromatherapy Diffuser

Of course, smells are not an essential part of your sleep. However, they help you to relax and fall asleep faster. You can also make your room like a real spa – full of relaxing aromas and wonderful atmosphere

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