Where to stay in Apia, Samoa

Visiting Apia in Samoa and not sure where to stay? There is a wide variety of hotels and resorts to suit any travellers taste and budget.  Some recommendations include the following:   1. Samoan Outrigger Hotel           Popular budget hotel the Samoan Outrigger Hotel has gained a reliable reputation for offering clean and affordable accommodation.  A place where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and have all the facilities needed by today’s discerning traveller.  The Samoan Outrigger Hotel offers a wide range of accommodation.  The standard rooms (single, double or triple) have high ceilings, fans and mosquito screening. Ensuite or shared facilities are available. These rooms are

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Top 5 must do’s in Fiji

Travelling to the island paradise of Fiji and don’t know what to expect? The tiny island nation will win you over, from infectious local smiles to the pristine natural surroundings, this mere speck on the map packs a punch when it comes to things to do and see. It won’t take long to get accustomed to the local lingo.  Swap your “hello” for “bula”, your “thank you” for “vinaka” and your already talking like a local.  The Fijian way of life requires you to drop the pace back a few gears, but hey, you’re on holidays and that won’t be hard to achieve. Generally you will fly into the main

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How to pack for an African Safari

So your trip to South Africa is booked with an itinerary full of exciting destinations and experiences, but if game driving is on that itinerary, then you need to be prepared. Once you are out bush, it is not like you can pop down to the local shop to stock up on supplies. So unless you are a closet Bear Grylls that can find what you need in any situation, we suggest you consider a bit of prior preparation. What time of the year are you going?  Don’t be deceived by the idea that South Africa is a hot country. While it can be in summer, winter gets very cold with

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa

I have been lucky enough to visit South Africa many times, and what I have learnt is ones’ perception of the country changes dramatically when you get there. Locals do not have pet cheetahs, nor does the wildlife just wander down the streets of Johannesburg. The roads are not dirt bush tracks but rather part of a very well maintained infrastructure. Safety is not threatened any more than a night out in downtown Sydney, and day trips into the township of Soweto are now quite common. You do not need to travel with a gun, nor risk road accidents by not stopping at red lights. There is no harsh racial

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