When people think of Africa, the first thing that comes to mind is a Safari adventure. Little do people understand that Africa is one of the ideal places for playing golf. Come on, just think about it. You have an ideal weather (it’s almost always sunny in Africa) and lots of open space!
Not to mention Africa’s national sport hero, Gary Player, Africa really is one of the best places in the world to learn, practice, and master golf. Here’s a list of Africa’s best golf courses that you can check out on your next visit:
Gary Player Country Club, Sun City (North West)
Sun City isn’t just a golf course. It’s a full-service resort that combines luxury hotels with adventure and relaxation. It houses two of Africa’s world-class golf courses. What’s more interesting is that the Lost City course is like a huge dessert with live crocodiles waiting at the 13th hole. Wow, how’s that for a golfing adventure? Moreover, if you plan on taking on the popular Nedbank Golf Challenge, head to the equally famous Gary Player Country Club and Golf Course.
When you’re walking around New York City, make sure you walk quickly. If you suddenly stop walking, the face of the person behind you will collide with your back. That same person will not think twice of yelling at you before he or she decides to go on her way in the same manner: fast.
It’s not a rude gesture, really. It’s just their nature. New Yorkers are always moving and they live around the clock. They function on a schedule that any wasted moment can cause them money, even a job.
That’s why everyone seems so angry in New York. They walk, talk, eat, shop, and basically go about their daily routines so fast that they forget to bask in the awesomeness of this great city. The noise around the city is also the result of everyone working round the clock.
There is a genuine, two sided argument when it comes to deciding whether to book your rental car in advance, or to do it on the day.
What it all boils down to is your bravery and whether the company has availability if you leave it until the last minute.
You can get some great deals online, and if you find a great deal, chances are, somebody else will have discovered it, too. Booking early will ensure you get the car you are looking for, the deal you want and will alleviate any stresses that being unorganised when it comes to hiring car may bring.
As more demand floods into car hire companies, the availability will inevitably deplete and, as the old tale goes, the less something is available, the more it’s going to cost. If you book your car well in advance, there is no reason why you can’t beat the inflated prices.
Ah Paris. This city is, perhaps, every cosmopolitan traveler’s dream. With its amazing architecture and sights, scrumptious cuisine, and romantic scenes, who wouldn’t want to spend a day sipping latte at one of those al fresco cafes while watching people go about their ways?
Then again, one of the many reasons tourists are rethinking twice of visiting this great capital is petty crime. Pick pocketing and snatching to be exact. With the huge number of people visiting spots like the Louvre and Eiffel Tower on a daily basis, many tourists have experienced having their purses snatched.
However, like many famous tourist spots in the world, petty crimes like pick pocketing and purse-snatching shouldn’t hinder you from seeing the great capitals of the world. An avid traveler would know how to arm himself with basic know-hows to make travel and adventure both fun and safe.
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As the last major landmass to be populated, with the exception of the North Pole and Antarctica, New Zealand has been home to some of the world’s most interesting achievements. In this country where the sheep outnumber the citizens by nearly nine to one (and that’s down from a whopping twenty to one from just a few short years ago), it has been said many times that New Zealand “rode to fortune on the sheep’s back”. There is no shortage of human talent on this tiny island nation, though.
The comedic actor, musician and native New Zealander Jemaine Clement, from the hit comedy show “Flight of the Conchords” which features two New Zealand musicians and their efforts to make it big in the New York music scene, once said in an interview with CNN that, “New Zealanders have a reputation as being one of the most boring peoples of the world.” Of course Jemaine was joking, but even so, we could not disagree more.
It really doesn’t matter if you surf or not. When you’re at the beach, do what the beach lovers do—surf. Or at least try to learn. Here are the top 20 surf spots that will definitely quench your thirst for an endless summer of beach waves and sandy shorts.
Sri Lanka: Arugam Bay
Want to surf with wild monkeys and elephants? Sure you can. Okay, so maybe they can’t join you as you tackle the waves but they do peek from the nearby forest.
Taiwan: Fulong Beach
If you find yourself in Asia and you’re new to the whole surf culture, best to try the waves in Fulong Beach. The waves are just high enough (one to two meters) for beginners and intermediate surfers.
Phuket , Thailand: Surin Beach
Planning a getaway with the family takes a bit of consideration. Even if you have children of all different ages, there is no reason why anyone would be bored on your trip. There are a number of different destinations that cater to adults and children of all ages and planning the perfect getaway means paying attention to what each of these destinations offer.
If you are looking for a package getaway, one that includes everything from your hotel to your activities, Butlins is the way to escape with the family in 2013. When you are planning the perfect trip to unwind with the family, consider the ages of your children. While there are a number of destinations and activities that are suitable for all ages, not all of them are going to be perfect for every child. If you have toddlers for instance then a rock climbing adventure may not be the best choice.
When you’re a new parent, it really is a Herculean task to be away from your newborn baby even for just a few days.
Having spent every single day taking care of your new baby, your own life suddenly becomes not yours alone. In every waking moment, you will find yourself constantly doing normal, everyday chores with your baby’s well-being in mind.
Traveling is often a challenge to most parents with young kids, particularly moms. However, if you really to go on a trip and be away from your newborn child for a few days, weeks, or months, here are some tips on how to survive being a traveling parent.
First of all, you have to accept that it is okay to leave