• Sand Dunes in Dubai, UAE
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    Why I Travel Solo (And You Should Try It Too)

    Solo travel continues to be on the rise. Not everyone will like traveling alone, but if you haven’t tried it, you can’t claim it’s not for you. In my early 20s, a coworker suggested that I travel solo. Frankly, I had no clue solo traveling was even a ‘thing.’ I brushed it off and was unwise for not even considering it back then. I felt it wouldn’t be a good fit for me. Who is going to take my photos? Who will I share the fun moments with? As cliché as it may sound, it is the truth: If you wait for others, you’ll never go anywhere. The leap of faith…

  • africa,  travel,  travel tips

    Mozambique Tourist Visa For US Citizens

    Did you know I almost skipped Mozambique because a tourist visa is required for US Citizens? But after seeing photos of how stunning their beaches are, I couldn’t back out. I searched on google for answers and found that it is possible to obtain visa upon arrival but the consensus was “U.S. citizens have been denied entry for not having obtained a visa in advance.” I didn’t want to be that person. Below is my experience from October 2017. The process of obtaining a visa at the Mozambique consulate in Joburg (95 Oxford Rd, Randburg, 2132) took me 3 hours of deliberating what I should do since I was unprepared. Issue…

  • Bourke's Potluck in Mpumalanga (South Africa)
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    Why Southern Africa Is Worth Visiting

    There is nowhere like Africa. It is a continent (NOT a country) that encompasses a wide variety of cultures, ecosystems, languages, and religions. Although Africa continues to be exploited by foreign interests, it has the potential to be great. #WakandaForever   Countries visited: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho* Total time spent: 5 weeks *Lesotho is only mentioned once in this post because I was there for 3 hours  This trip was not my first time on the continent. Nigeria is the only African nation I am familiar with. Lived there for 2.5 years at age 7 and was last there in 2015. I quickly realized that Nigeria isn’t like South…

  • Table Mountain National Park
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    How To Fly To South Africa For Less Than $100

    Compared to Europe and Asia, Africa can be expensive to fly to, but there are a few ways on how to fly to South Africa for less. This isn’t complicated. If you have good credit, disciplined with credit cards, and willing to pay annual fees, then flying to South Africa for less money should be easy for you to achieve. DISCLAIMER: This post is geared for people from the United States. So how did I score a flight ticket for under $100? I’m a United frequent flyer member so I used their awards travel tool to search for airfare to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Searched for two one-way tickets for October-November timeframe. Both…

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    10 Ways To Save Money On Airfare

    Disclaimer: If you have too many restrictions, these tips will more than likely not work for you. Want to travel but cannot get yourself to spend $1000 for an economy roundtrip ticket abroad? Don’t worry! I can assure you that you do not have to spend that much to most destinations if you follow these tips below. Without going into great detail, here are 10 great tips you should consider.   Be flexible with your travel dates. Most times the cheaper fares tend to be at a time or day when you won’t want to depart or arrive. Traveling mid-week (Tuesday or Wednesday) is usually cheaper than arriving on Monday or departing…

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