Respecting your Environment on Safari

A safari holiday is an incredible experience, one that you’re unlikely tp forget for the rest of your life. To get the most out of it, there’s a great deal of consideration that needs to go into the planning, and the way in which you go about your holiday. You always need to be respectful in a different country, making sure you pay close attention to people and customs. Make sure you understand the etiquette for a safari and the kind of accommodation you will be staying in. Consider tipping guides and chefs generously if you are happy with the service, as this is the polite way to behave. You... Read More »

Enjoying Different Food Options Abroad

When abroad, enjoying new, interesting and different cuisines can be one of the biggest thrills of your trip. It’s a chance to experience something new, and to discover new flavours as well. Even if you try something you don’t enjoy, you will have had a whole new experience that could lead to a discovery you might never have had. It always pays to be adventurous – make sure you are open to new types of food and different experiences. If you look at the kinds of foods local people eat, this will give you a good guide. Eating in local restaurants is always an interesting experience and you will find... Read More »

How to Book Sports and Activities on Holiday

If you want to go on an activity holiday, safety needs to be your top concern. You should spend plenty of time researching what you are going to do and making sure you will have the right instruction to do it safely and effectively. If you are at all unsure, don’t go ahead with the booking. For something like a skiing holiday, you will need to book well in advance in order to secure the activities and accommodation you want. If you are interested in other activities whilst there, you can often book them along the way. Enquire when you arrive and ask at the hotel – they will often... Read More »

Making the most of a stay in Africa

Africa is a continent full of incredible scenery and amazing animals. Some of the greatest sights on Earth can be found in Africa and it is the perfect location for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. From the pyramids in Egypt and Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, to the vast range of wildlife, there is an abundance of things to see and do. Various countries in Africa are affected by war, but there are many relatively safe places to visit as long as you take sensible precautions – try not to wear expensive jewellery or carry valuables like mobile phones or large cameras, and be careful about the food and drink... Read More »

Is Animal Tourism Good News?

Animal tourism has become a big deal in the travel industry. Cost Rica, South Africa, Sri Lanka… new destinations are becoming increasingly popular for the wildlife tourism opportunities they can offer travellers from around the world. There are, of course, positives and negatives, like with any situation. If you are planning on visiting a wildlife destination, try to actually see animals in the wild. Some sanctuaries and conservation centres do amazing work but some do not – certain centres have been known not to re-release animals because of the tourism and money they bring in. On the whole, animal tourism in the wild is good news. It helps raise awareness... Read More »