Ultimate Planning Guide Part 3: Essential Apps for Travellers

Now that you’ve chosen your destination and planned your itinerary, you’re going to need help keeping track of it all. While I still love the romance of old school planning in a notebook, there’s no denying the convenience that comes with keeping track of things digitally. Aside from the apps you usually use, like email, weather, and messaging apps, there are a lot of apps designed specifically for the traveller. There are a wealth of apps that you can use, but below we’ve highlighted our favourites. 

Ultimate Travel Planning Guide Part 2: Tips for Itinerary Planning

You’ve done it. You’ve scoured the globe and chosen the next magical place to adventure to, but now you’re stuck. What do you do when you get there? You could go without a plan and wing it, you could plan out a detailed itinerary, or find a balance between the two. 

We find that the last approach works best. Some planning is essential so that you don’t miss out on amazing experiences just because you failed to book ahead. But having a rigidly planned itinerary for each day leaves little room for spontaneity.  If you’re a go-with-the-flow kind of traveller, then this article probably isn’t for you. But if you need some tips for planning an itinerary, keep reading. 

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.