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Travel Safety Tips

Everything You Need To Know About Backpacking In South Africa

South Africa is an exciting country that offers tourists a wide range of adventures and attractions. It’s a fantastic travel destination with lots of national parks and wildlife experiences, safaris, mountains, beautiful cities, delicious food, rich cultural history, and friendly people. But before travelling to this fabulous country, ensure that you effectively plan your travel days. How long do you intend to stay in SA? The best way to explore South Africa is while travelling light. If you plan to spend a ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Pandemic

Plagues, epidemics and pandemics have ransacked humanity multiple times throughout history having a huge impact on civilisations. An epidemic can occur at any time, there’s no way to predict when one can hit and if the epidemic spreads around the world beyond expectations it can quickly turn into a pandemic. So, what is a pandemic and how can you stay safe if one is declared? What is a pandemic? A pandemic is a global outbreak of a disease or virus. A pandemic is usually classed ... Read more

Coronavirus in China: Travel Advice

A new coronavirus has recently emerged in China that is believed to have originated in a Wuhan seafood market. At least 830 cases have been reported and China is stepping up its efforts to try and tackle the virus which is a concern as millions of people travel for the Lunar New Year celebrations this weekend. There haven’t yet been any special recommendations to change travel plans issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, but the ... Read more

How Will Summer Holidays in Europe be Affected After Brexit?

There’s still a huge amount of uncertainty surrounding the UK’s impending exit from the EU on the 31st January 2020. One of the main questions still being asked is: how will it impact holidaymakers this summer? The ABTA, the UK travel trade association for tour operators and travel agents, has recently issued some guidance for British tourists on what they should expect post-Brexit. How will it affect UK travellers? If the UK does leave the EU on the 31st January, the country will enter ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Famine

Unfortunately, famine and food crises threaten the lives of millions, and they can often strike unexpectedly. They generally occur in poor countries and countries including South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are at risk of starvation and death due to a prolonged famine. However, a famine can be caused by several different factors and nowhere is exempt. It’s important to know what do to in the event of famine and how to stay safe no matter where you’re travelling to or residing. What ... Read more

10 Foods You Should Avoid Overseas

One of the most exciting things about travelling to a new country is the opportunity to try new foods. Venturing out to restaurants and sampling the local cuisine is all part of the fun, right? Although these foodie adventures seem relatively innocent, they can soon turn adverse if you eat something dodgy. This isn’t to say you can’t enjoy yourself while away but it’s important to get the balance right between sampling local delicacies and treating your belly well. After all, no ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Blizzards

In most countries, winter brings very cold temperatures and a bit of snow but in some countries, winter can bring extreme cold and winter storms in the form of blizzards, which can rip through towns and cities causing a myriad of problems and dangers. A blizzard can bring extreme cold, snow, ice, high winds and freezing rain for days on end and therefore it’s important to be prepared if you’re an expat in a country that could be hit by one. What is ... Read more

Is Backpacking Alone Really as Dangerous as Assumed?

“Backpacking alone is dangerous” is what you read in most publications these days because you might meet a grizzly bear, you might slip or trip and get injured on the trail or you might get terribly lost or even worse, attacked. These are the main reasons most people/publications are warning people off backpacking alone and saying that you should always backpack with a partner. But rather than focussing on the negatives we are going to focus on the positives because although solo ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Heatwaves

Most of us welcome hot weather but some places can be hit by heatwaves and endure a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather, which can pose serious health risks. Heatwaves can often be anticipated and therefore it’s possible to prepare in advance but it’s important that expats and travellers are aware of the problems heatwaves can cause and how to cope with one if it hits unexpectedly. What is a heatwave? A heatwave is described as a period of excessively hot weather which is ... Read more

How Can Expats Soothe Tummy Troubles?

When going abroad stomachache or ‘Delhi belly’ as it’s frequently referred to, can often hit when you least expect it. It happens to the best of us and due to unfamiliar germs, an altered diet and contaminated water it’s sometimes unavoidable. In most cases, it only causes mild illness and symptoms that clear up within a few days but it can still stop you doing things and if you’ve just moved abroad it’s the last thing you want to be struck down ... Read more
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