5 NEW Adventure Activities to do in Port Elizabeth This Summer

5 NEW Adventure Activities to do in Port Elizabeth This Summer

If you live in PE, are visiting for the summer holidays or are thinking of visiting Nelson Mandela Bay, this one is for you. The cosmic gods of adventure have aligned and bestowed upon us lucky friendly city people a whopping 5 incredible brand new family activities to delight and entertain us all.

 

So round up your kids and get ready for a holiday full of fun, new things to do for the whole family!

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Why Sleep Can Make or Break Your Vacation

Why Sleep Can Make or Break Your Vacation

Did you know that “Slangry” is a thing? We often have hangry teenagers (hungry therefore angry), but I hadn’t really thought much about being angry from being sleep deprived. A good night’s sleep can really help everyone’s moods while travelling. Mom of 2, Elizabeth Larsen explains…

 

My daughter was two years old when we took her to her very first trip abroad, a vacation that I was very nervous about before beginning. I fought off the anxiety by making sure we packed everything we needed – from her medicine kit to her favourite teddy bear – and by the end of it my little family looked like a travelling circus in the middle of the airport.

 

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Mozambique – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Mozambique – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We recently returned from a road trip across South Africa, into Mozambique and all the way up to Vilanculos, just North of the Tropic of Capricorn. We had expectations in our mind of something like Mauritius – tropically beautiful with a booming tourism industry and a mix of first and third world. So we piled into our regular family car, chucked in a few bags full of beach wear and off we went. Boy were we in for a surprise. This was probably the most eye opening trip we have done as a family – so vastly different to what we expected and so very far out of our comfort zones.

Here is what we found:

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How to Become a Travel Blogger

How to Become a Travel Blogger

There are some facts in life that leap head first into your brain, nuzzle up, make themselves comfortable and stay with you forever. For me, one of these was taught in primary school English class. We were learning how to write a good story and our teacher reckoned the best way to start was with the “5 W’s” – what, when, where, who and why.

As tempting as it is to launch straight into the how, let me start with an intro that would make ma’m proud.

WHAT is a travel blogger?

In essence, anyone who travels and publishes regular stories and photos on their travels is a travel blogger. These stories can be published on your website, on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube – you name it. Hobby bloggers write about travelling as a hobby, often with a hope of becoming a professional travel blogger, who earns a living out of their travel blog. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get paid to travel, right?

 

WHY would you want to be a travel blogger?

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The Northern Cape’s Biggest Secret Revealed – Doornkloof Nature Reserve

The Northern Cape’s Biggest Secret Revealed – Doornkloof Nature Reserve

If you were to tell me that you could find a tourist destination without a single photo on the internet, I would call you crazy. In this digital age of oversharing on social media any place travel worthy has been facebooked, instagrammed and tweeted to death, in addition to being marketed on its website and myriad accommodation booking sites. Everywhere can be found on Google’s image search. At least that’s what I believed until I went on a cyber mission to locate somewhere nice to stay around Vanderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape.

 

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