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Marianne
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How to Avoid lost luggage

29.4 million luggage items were lost/stolen last year alone Rather travel with one bag than two Avoid the favourite soft-sided black bag on wheels –it’s all too easy  to pick it up by mistake. If you can’t live without black, tie some bright ribbons to the handle  or use  a coloured strap. Some airports offer a...
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Ways to Cure your Jetlag…

Nothing puts a damper on your pre- and post-vacation glow quite like jet lag. And while there are many products out there that claim to be the best cure it is still difficult to find something that actually works. Here are seven ways to get you looking and feeling fabulous in (almost) no time. Get Some Vitamin D...
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The Zika Virus

South African Airways Advises Travellers to Take Precautions during Travel to and from Zika High Risk Areas   JOHANNESBURG, 7 February 2016 – South African Airways (SAA) would like to notify its customers that the airline will continue to offer a daily service between Johannesburg and Sao Paolo in Brazil after the World Health Organization (WHO)...
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Remote Inhabited Islands in the World…

Inhabitants  are hundreds, if not thousands, of miles from the nearest continental land mass – it’s truly astonishing to think they’re even inhabited at all. Saint Helena  Distance from Civilization: 1,200 miles from Angolan coast Saint Helena is widely believed to have been discovered by the Portuguese at the turn of the 15th Century. Various...
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Amazing Rail Journeys…

Jasper Prince Rupert Canada The Jasper-Prince Rupert is probably the least-known train operated by Via, Canada’s long-distance rail operator, yet some rate it highest for scenery and character. It travels 725 miles between the former fur-trading post of Jasper and the port named after Prince Rupert, first governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, taking 31...
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Gold Seal Protection – How does it work?

Insight Vacations Gold Seal Protection Coverage for cancellations & return flight security   Cancellation security: By purchasing Gold Seal Protection, the full amount of your deposit and/or payment to Insight will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from South Africa. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made...
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Sea-dwelling Crocodile found in Tunisia desert

The biggest sea-dwelling crocodile ever found has turned up in the Tunisian desert. This prehistoric predator grew to over 30 feet long (nearly ten meters) and weighed three tons. Paleontologists have dubbed the new species Machimosaurus rex and describe it Monday in the journal Cretaceous Research. Although the recovered remains are fragmentary, enough remained in the 120-million-year-old rock to identify the...
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Suzanne Visagie – Zimbabwe: Jenman Africa Safaris

Zimbabwe Trip with Jenman African Safaris 12 – 19 May 2015 It is the people of Zimbabwe that makes your trip.  Our guide was out of this world and he went above and beyond to make this trip as memorable as possible! Ntando – I salute you! 12 MAY 2015: I had the great privilege...
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Yolanda Barkhuizen – Europe by Train 2015

TULIPS, TRAINS AND TOBLERONE! To travel Europe by train has always been on my bucket list.  Luckily I was fortunate enough to experience just that!  The main cities I visited were Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Geneva and Lyon.  It is very easy to get around by train throughout Europe as the trains and...
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Keep you kids busy!

Keeping Your Kids busy and entertained in the car    If you dread hearing those four horrible words – “Are we there yet?” – read on.   We have a few tips on how to keep your kids entertained when travelling. Make Bingo sheets before travelling to include some things you may see on your...
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