Just three and a half hours away from Johannesburg, lies the charming little town of Clarens, in the Free State Province of South Africa. With little boutiques and adventure sports on offer, it has something for everyone and makes the perfect weekend getaway. With rolling green fields, and snaking roads bordered by majestic yellow poplars, experiencing Clarens in the fall is like stepping into another country.
Things to do in Cozumel
Cozumel was the port we were most excited about visiting, after reading tons of articles, blogs, and reviews, about how amazing the underwater scenery is. It was the whole reason we did our Open Water Diver Qualifications in the first place! But unfortunately, rough seas resulted in all the water based activities being cancelled on our port day, so it’s still a mystery to us. We do hope to return someday to explore what lies beneath. Read on to find out what we did instead!
Weekend Getaways from Johannesburg: Pilanesberg National Park
About two and a half hours out of Johannesberg lies the delightful Pilanesberg National Park, named so after a Tswana chief. It is a lovely place for a weekend getaway, with the option of guided game drives and hot air balloon trips, alongside a variety of on-site accommodation, it’s the perfect place to get close to nature.
Things To Do Around Johannesburg: Melville Koppies
Alongside the trendy stores and innovative eateries of Melville, lies the vast Melville Koppies Nature Reserve, a lovely green space with magnificent views of the Johannesburg skyline in the distance. Bordered by Beyers Naude Drive, and with secure parking available at Mark’s Park on Judith Road, it is easily accessible to all.
Things to do in Roatan, Honduras: Part 2
Gumbalimba Park is one of the best places to get in touch with the natural wonders of Roatan. Home to capuchin monkeys and a myriad of iguanas, colourful macaws and cheery hummingbirds, it gives you the opportunity to get close to all these creatures, before venturing out to explore the wonders that lie below. They offer an exciting zipline, in addition to the water-based activities which include snuba, kayaking, snorkelling, and sea-treks.
Things to do in Roatan, Honduras: Part 1
As with Mexico, Honduras also hosts a significant portion of the Meso-American Reef and you can’t go wrong with a scuba diving or snorkelling excursion. For people who aren’t certified, there’s also a snuba, which gives you the freedom to explore deeper than snorkelling without the hassle of dragging around an oxygen tank.
Finding Peace in Makkah
World Nomads recently ran a travel writing competition that we decided to enter. With three themes to choose from and […]
Cave Tubing in Belize
There are tons of adventurous activities on offer from the Belize port, and we chose the cave tubing since we had never done anything like it before. It wasn’t as adventurous as we had hoped it would be, and the only strenuous part of the day was walking with our tubes from the start to the actual caves. It was still a nice day out, and if you’re travelling with a fun group of people, you’ll have a blast.
Ultimate Packing Guide Part 2: Essentials for Muslim Travellers
When it comes to packing for a trip, it’s easy to forget or overlook some of the basic things we use everyday. Sometimes, the challenge is not necessarily forgetting, but finding pretty, compact versions of common items that are easy to pack, or not knowing the alternatives exist! See below for our guide on essentials for Muslim travellers.
Scuba Diving in Costa Maya
We chose to book a certified, two-tank scuba dive through Carnival, who contracted Dreamtime Dive Resort for the excursion. Our group was small, with only four divers, one divemaster, and a one trainee dive master, along with a captain to sail us out to the most beautiful reef. If you aren’t certified, you can also do an introductory dive so that you don’t miss out on the experience.