Safety Factors To Keep In Mind When Staying In South Africa

1Staying in a hotel is your best chance at security and safety when traveling.

Even though hotels around the world are making visible improvements that enhance security for their guests, following are some safety tips and advice that’ll aid every traveler on their South African expedition.

Avoid Making Nightly Excursions

The one rule of traveling to South Africa is never walk alone somewhere when you can easily take private or public transportation. While chances are low, pick-pocketing can occur even in a group therefore make sure you’re aware of your surroundings while venturing out at night. (more…)

Sydney Travel Diaries: Eat, Drink and Walk Like A Local

1You won’t know what hit you if this is your first visit to beautiful Sydney.

With sprawled golden beaches, impressive and grandiose architecture, and offering diversity in its food culture, this vibrant and beautiful bush-land leaves visitors wide eyed. This of course can be a bit daunting, especially when it comes to figuring out where to start!

Hotel discussion has got that part covered. Providing little tidbits of information on what locals love to do, following is your travel guide for this summer vacation – or rather, winter vacation!

See a Live Game at the SCG

To locals, sport is an equally part of their culture as sun-bathing and catching waves at the beach. Australia has a league for every game, whether it’s soccer, cricket or rugby. In fact, their supporters are extremely passionate about the club they cheer! (more…)

Tips To Score The Best Room In Any Hotel

1Your idea of the perfect hotel room can change depending on purpose of the trip. For example; you might be going to Sydney on a business trip and will likely be working the entire time.

Having a spacious desk area will hold priority over any other amenity. On the other hand, having access to a private balcony and spa tub will be on your must-have list on a romantic get-away.

This is why finding the best room in any hotel becomes difficult, even when travelers know their preferences. Following are some helpful advice for travelers looking to book the perfect room in any hotel.

Don’t go for the “Best View”

Many older establishments especially have this problem. They have their biggest, smartest and most expensive rooms facing the front of the hotel. These rooms are often described as ‘rooms that have the best views’, which becomes untrue if the hotel itself is situated on the main road or busy street in the city. Going for rooms with the best view is fine; only if there’s a private drive or you’re located in the middle of nowhere. (more…)

Hotel Booking Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make (Part 2)

3Booking a hotel room online isn’t as simple as it sounds. Travelers need to do much more than choosing their destination, figuring out the best suited dates, and making the payment.

As covered in our follow-up blog, ‘Hotel Booking Mistakes You DON’T Want To Make (Part 2)’, numerous mistakes can be made when making hotel reservations – mistakes that can t

Following are some more mistakes that people often make and ones that you shouldn’t.

Booking a Hotel without Knowing the Location

Many are guilty of this mistake, in spite of the fact that booking sites include the description of hotels. (more…)

Hotel Booking Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make (Part 1)

2Booking a hotel room is a pretty easy and straightforward process – or is it? Thanks to technology, a reliable booking site is all you need.

However, there are numerous mistakes that people can, and DO make, when it comes to hotel reservations.

Make sure your vacation doesn’t turn out to become a nightmare. Avoid these hotel room booking blunders:

Don’t Expect Requests to Be Granted

Most hotel booking sites offer an option where prospective guests of a hotel can make requests and comments regarding any special requirements they may have at the time of reservation. While hotels try and make the stay of guests as enjoyable and pleasant as possible, reading the fine print will let you know most hotels don’t guarantee requests of guests. (more…)