*GUEST POST* Travelling around Japan for cheap – a guide for South Africans

Japan is freakishly expensive – but these local tips from a South African expat can guarantee you the range of experiences you’re after, and make your Rands go farther Who are we and why should you trust us? We’re Doot, a dining experiences platform for travellers in Japan to meet with local…

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Czech Europe out

When people think of Europe they think of Pasta, dark haired boys, speaking an exotic language buzzing around on scooters. These people are 100% correct! All this and much much more. This more is the reason most people daydream about running away to Europe. It’s the 2nd smallest continent yet…

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A slippery slope of a ski season

A year teaching English in Asia, a year au-pairing in Europe or a year running away to join the circus. A few of the things that are pretty common to do if you need a little adventure in your life but also enjoy being able to afford food. Something new…

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Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast 5 day hike

Recently I was invited by SAMSA to take part in a 5-day hike along the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. The South Africa Maritime Safety Association (SAMSA) is basically the bodyguard of SA’s oceans and its incredible coast line. SAMSA aim to keep all the ports in check. The…

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31 affordable weekend getaways for two in the Eastern Cape

You will  never have enough time, you will always be low on cash and someone will always be posting about yet another trip to Cape Town. Yes thanks Susan, nobody cares that you get to go away every weekend! The time of Susan and her bad Instagram hashtags is over.…

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Domestic flights for dummies!

With a few domestic flights coming up it got me thinking! We all pretend to know everything about anything but secretly only a few of us really do! I know all the requirements for an international flight. What time to be there, what’s going to get you kicked off the plane or what airline has the best (ish) food! Domestic flights on the other hand, I shamefully had to google a few things just to make 100% sure!

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11 years of appreciation for Travelstart!

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: Travelstart’s Birthday specials are pretty much just as exciting as the last episode of Game of Thrones being released, if not more! Travelstart is to me what Tyrion is to Daenerys! My right hand, the adviser and guaranteed to lead me…

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All about teaching English in Asia

I am sure that we can all comfortable say we know someone who is teaching English in Asia. If not, then you know some who just came back or you need to get out more!

You just graduated, have no idea what lies ahead and not 100% ready to dive into anything yet. Maybe you have a full time job that just isn’t making your heart skip a beat anymore. Maybe you love teaching, love the English language and want to share that with others or maybe there is no reason, you just want to because you can. Whatever your reason is, it’s a great one. The question is why does everyone else make it look so damn easy? What do they know that you don’t? How do you go about looking for a job, what are the things you should know, what type of pay you should expect!

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5 countries you have never heard of!

The more quiz nights and travelling I do, the more I realise how little I know about the world! 196 countries out there and I most probably couldn’t name half of them. I decided we needed to know more, promote a few countries that never get to be on bucket lists! I have searched the deep dark corners of the internet and found 5 countries that seriously need some extra credit!

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My first Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition award you say? What exactly is that? Should I be prepping for my interview with People magazine, will I be featured on the 7 o clock News? Unfortunately not, it is simply a way for bloggers to recognise hard work and share some love and support. I am…

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