How to Travel on a Budget

Travel is a wonderful experience and may actually be best done on a budget. This is because you won’t be constantly worried about money and how much you are spending. This is also a good option for backpackers, and having your travel adventure on a budget will mean that you can return home with more money left over to resume normal life. You need to plan carefully if you are going to stick to a budget. Firstly, make sure you know what your budget actually is. Then keep good records of how much you are spending on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Work out a realistic budget, or you are just going to end up being annoyed with yourself when you go over it on a regular basis. You...

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Volunteering with Animals Abroad

If you are considering the option of volunteering abroad, you may have thought about working with animals. This will give you the opportunity to have an unforgettable experience and do something worthwhile with your time away. Here are some points to consider: Make sure the volunteering opportunity is ethical. Some are just tourist traps and the animals are not actually rescued, so look into the ethics behind what you want to do. Book directly through the sanctuary or with a reputable agency. Some scams involve people pretending to be agents offering fake volunteering opportunities. Get all your travel vaccinations. Cover yourself fully and get immunised against rabies if you are working directly with animals. Get good travel insurance. You want to make sure you are fully covered and that your...

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The Ultimate Luxury Safari Experience

Safaris are never going to be all that cheap. If you’ve looked into booking one before, you will already be aware that the price tag can be rather high. Some people want more than a standard safari though, and this is going to cost even more. However, if you want the ultimate luxury experience, in beautiful surroundings, whilst seeing wildlife, then paying the price is completely worth it. Many safaris will involve staying in tents during the trip. If you pick a luxury option, you are more likely to be housed in a lodge or eco building. If you do camp at all, chances are it will be a permanent campsite that has good facilities, like toilets and private showers. The food should also be excellent, so if food is...

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How Long do you Need for a Safari?

A safari holiday doesn’t have to be particularly long in itself. You may decide to go on a three or four day safari, as costs can be incredibly high and few people will be able to afford a great deal more. However, you will of course need to think about the time it will take you to get to your destination as well. Flights from the UK to Africa, Asia or any other safari destination aren’t going to be particularly short. Make sure you have planned your trip thoroughly and know all of your timescales. If you want to use the time on your holiday wisely, choose a safari holiday in a destination that has plenty of variety. You should be able to do other activities in the area, like...

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Choosing a Jeep Safari for Comfort and Convenience

There are lots of different options when you are going on safari. You can watch animals from a particular point (such as a building or viewing platform), hike, or use a vehicle like a jeep. If you decide that a jeep safari is the right option for you, this is likely to be a very good decision. By going on safari in a vehicle, you are likely to be able to get as close to the animals as possible. That being said, there is always going to be a safety risk when approaching wild animals. By using a large vehicle like a jeep, though, you are going to be as safe as you possibly can be whilst going on your safari. A jeep will also be one of the most...

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