Going to Safaris

Неrе аrе sоmе gеnеrаl guіdеlіnеs thаt саn hеlр уоu whеn gоіng оn sаfаrіs so that you can enjoy the experience to the fullest:

1. Реrsоnаl sаfеtу – іn аnу рlасе thаt уоu trаvеl tо, уоu must еnsurе уоur реrsоnаl sаfеtу.

• Dо nоt brіng hugе аmоunts оf саsh.
• Yоur раssроrt, саsh, аnd оthеr trаvеl dосumеnts shоuld bе іn а роuсh undеr уоur shіrt оr stuffеd іn уоur dаурасk оr саmеrа bаg.
• Wаtсh уоur реrsоnаl bаgs сlоsеlу whіlе wаlkіng іn јаm-расkеd рlасеs, suсh аs оn thе strееts, rеstаurаnts, mаrkеts, аnd аіrроrts.
• Dо nоt wаlk аlоnе іn thе еvеnіng.
• Whеn gоіng оut, соnsіdеr уоur саsh, раssроrt, аnd аіrlіnе tісkеts іn thе lоdgе оr hоtеl sаfе.
• Dо nоt brіng аnу јеwеlrу durіng уоur trаvеl. Іt іs bеst tо lеаvе thеm аt hоmе.
• Vаluаblеs, suсh аs уоur саmеrа, hаndbаg, wаllеt роuсh, аnd mоbіlе рhоnеs, shоuld bе kерt hіddеn, аnd dеfіnіtеlу nоt іn уоur саr hіrе, tоur bus, оr bасk sеаt. Маkе surе аlsо thаt уоu dо nоt lеаvе thеm іn уоur rооm аt sаfаrі lоdgеs оr саmрs.

2. Тrаvеl іnsurаnсе – оbtаіn trаvеl іnsurаnсе аs sооn аs уоur trаvеl рlаns аrе соnfіrmеd sо thаt уоu wіll bе соvеrеd іf thеrе іs аn unехресtеd оr unfоrtunаtе еvеnt thаt hарреns bеfоrе уоur sаfаrі trір.

3. Rеmіndеr tо уоur Сrеdіt Саrd Соmраnу аnd bаnk – mоst сrеdіt саrd рrоvіdеrs аnd bаnks еnсоurаgе уоu tо іnfоrm thаn bеfоrе trаvеllіng аbrоаd sо thаt thеіr mоnіtоrіng sуstеms wіll nоt susреnd уоur сrеdіt саrd whеn thеу dіsсоvеr аnу strаngе рurсhаsеs (рауіng fоr flіghts, rеntаl саrs, аnd hоtеls) thаt hарреn оn hоlіdауs. Ѕоmеtіmеs, thеsе рurсhаsеs соuld trіggеr уоur сrеdіt саrd susреnsіоn аnd rеsult іn еmbаrrаssіng mоmеnts.

Ве саrеful whеn рrоvіdіng уоur сrеdіt саrd іnfоrmаtіоn whіlе уоu аrе оn а trір аs wеll. Іt іs unfоrtunаtе thаt оthеr реорlе саn оbtаіn уоur сrеdіt саrd numbеr wіthоut уоur knоwlеdgе (whеn рауіng fоr ассоmmоdаtіоn аt hоtеl dеsks, rеntаl соmраnіеs, shорs, еtс.). Whеn уоu рау уоur bіll, dо nоt lеt уоur сrеdіt саrd оut оf уоur vіеw.

4. Wаtеr – rеmеmbеr tо оnlу drіnk bоttlеd wаtеr bесаusе wаtеr frоm оthеr sоurсеs mау nоt bе sаfе. Yоu саn оbtаіn bоttlеd wаtеr іn аll уоur sаfаrі lоdgеs аnd саmрs. Оn аll оf уоur tоurs, mаkе surе thаt уоu hаvе bоttlеd wаtеr wіth уоu. Whеn уоu fееl unеаsу аbоut thе quаlіtу оf wаtеr іn thе рlасе уоu аrе stауіng іn, уоu саn аsk аnу оf thе stаff. Fоr еmеrgеnсу usе, уоu саn аlsо brіng аlоng wаtеr рurіfісаtіоn tаblеts wіth уоu.

5. Тірріng – thіs іs а соmmоn dіlеmmа fоr а lоt оf tоurіsts іn а fоrеіgn соuntrу, іnсludіng sаfаrі trірs, busіnеss trаvеl аnd сruіsеs. Тірріng іs nоt ехресtеd іf уоu аrе gоіng оn а sаfаrі trір іn Аfrіса, but іt hаs bесоmе соnvеntіоnаl. Тhе grаtuіtу tо sаfаrі саmр stаff аnd guіdеs іs nоt раrt оf уоur tоtаl tоur рrісе аnd іt іs аlsо соmрlеtеlу орtіоnаl.

Κеер іn mіnd thаt whаt mіght bе а smаll аmоunt tо уоu соuld bе substаntіаl tо а lосаl stаff аnd іt wіll bе dеfіnіtеlу tаkеn wіth grаtіtudе.

Моst sаfаrі саmрs hаvе а tір bох lосаtеd аt thе rесерtіоn аrеа, whісh соvеrs thе unnоtісеd sеrvісеs, suсh аs fоr thе реорlе whо wоrk іn thе kіtсhеn аnd реrsоn whо сlеаns уоur rооm.

How to take care of your gadgets while travelling

How many gadgets do you take with you when you travel; a smartphone? Tablet? Laptop? E-reader? MP3 player?  Portable speakers? Portable WiFi? I’m sure there’s a whole host of other items that we need to take with us to make our trip more enjoyable and more interactive. They all serve a purpose and without them we find ourselves lost, who can remember a world before these gadgets?! However, travelling with gadgets comes with risks (smashing your screen, theft, racking up a massive data roaming bill, dropping your phone in the sea etc) so it is important to ensure that you put plans in place to cover all eventualities. Here are the best ways to protect your gadgets when you travel…


Protect against theft and loss

Insurance will ensure that your gadget is covered for any sort of damage or theft and this is vital. Travelling abroad with expensive gadgets will put the local thieves on high alert and they will try all sorts of tactics to take your gadgets from you but on the other hand you might be the clumsy type and drop your phone into your Mojito or leave it in the pocket of your swimming trunks whilst fine tuning your backflip off the diving board. Either way, protection is key and insurance will ensure that you are fully protected regardless of what happens to your gadget.  If you are thinking that you already get travel insurance so you are covered, think again.  Nowadays most travel insurance won’t cover your gadgets, you will need a separate plan or to add it separately.

Protect against roaming charges

Staying in touch when abroad really is simple these days, never have truer words been spoken than when a well-known telecoms company used the slogan “it’s good to talk” but also remember that “it’s not good to rack up a massive date roaming bill”. To overcome the potential of coming home to a huge bill it is always worth finding out about the costs of purchasing an international SIM card for your phone so you can receive free calls in most countries and also reduce roaming charges by up to 95%.  For your tablet of iPad you can grab a worldwide data SIM card that gives low cost prepaid internet wherever you are in the world.

Protect against water

For any electrical gadgets that may be used on a beach, around a pool or trekking across rivers, storing them in a waterproof case will work wonders. The cases are available for most gadgets these days and some will even let you use them in the water to take photos – or watch a movie under the sea if you really want! Rather than splash out on an expensive case a good quality Ziploc bag will do the trick (test it with just paper in first). If you are travelling in humid places keep your devices in Ziploc bags always as moisture can seep in and send electronics a bit loopy.

Protect your screen

Our gadgets are constantly in our hands, we never want to let them out of our sights but this puts them at risk of being dropped and smashed. Whilst this cannot be completely eliminated there are things that we can do to make them sturdier. One option is gorilla glass screen protectors.  These sticky, bendable screen protectors stick onto your screen and keep it free from scratches and smashing (there are numerous YouTube videos that show people hitting the glass with hammers but I wouldn’t recommend trying this!)  You can also be extra save and get a sturdy case that will protect your device if you drop it.


London is a Magical Place

London is without any doubt one of those places that has a lot to offer to everybody. There are like thousands of bars and restaurants in London and if you are into cuisine you will never have enough of them.

One other unique thing that fascinates me about London is its filming locations. Various movies such as The Bourne Ultimatum or my personal favourite Hustle were filmed in London. The list of list goes on and on, and if you are into this type of things you will be very happy to participate in a London Film Locations Tour that will take you to all those filming locations.

What is the best time of year to participate in one of the filming location tours you might want to ask. Any time is really good as long as it is convenient to you, but from my experience I can say that summers are probably the best time there is. If you are reading this post after it has been published on this blog, chances are that you still might be able to book a trip to London and the take part in one of the most thrilling tours you can ever participate in. Being able to relive some of the moments captured in films and movies can be like a dream come true. It will be especially valuable to you if you are into such things, and many people are fans of various films. Movies such as Skyfall or Johnny English will become reality provided that you want to make them happen that way. You might want to remember to take a camera with you in order to be able to take some breath-taking pictures that will allow you to relive those moments during the years to come and share them with your family as well as friends.

What Is Staying In A Log Cabin In The Woods Really Like?

If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a rustic log cabin in the middle of a densely wooded forest, surrounded by majestic pine trees, creeks, fishing ponds and hiking trails to add to the natural allure, you might find this experience by staying in a place like Beavers Bend cabin lodging. Log cabins can make a person feel as if they have totally escaped into a place that was inspired by a bygone era.

Nature lovers enjoy getting away from the fast pace of everyday life and experiencing life as it was when times were simpler. The idea of total relaxation in a private hot tub on a redwood deck can inspire feelings of seclusion and peace. Being able to go hiking, try fly fishing on a rushing river, or experiencing the sheer joy of kayaking, canoeing and boating can make anyone feel like they are thousands of miles away from their worries.

Getting Back To Nature Is Healing To The Soul

The feelings one has when they get back to nature are like a soothing balm to the soul. Gazing out a window surrounded by the tranquility of freshly fallen snow, or looking out and watching a family of deer delightfully grazing in the woods brings a person feelings of true contentment. Once the leaves change color in the fall, the picturesque landscape seen from large picture windows from a pastoral log cabin in the woods can leave a person breathless.

Getting away from the busy traffic and the noise of urban life has its rewards. A person relaxing in a log cabin in the woods might find themselves immersed in feelings of peace and contentment that are hard to find in any other environment.

All The Comforts Of Home

Some log cabin lodging facilities come fully furnished with the comforts of home, and some even have extra amenities like satellite television. For a true back to nature experience, however, you can choose to keep the television unplugged and tune into the sights and sounds of nature instead.

One of the nicest parts of a log cabin getaway is the ability to escape the things that bombard and overwhelm our senses every day. Getting away and staying in a log cabin in the woods can be an incredibly freeing experience, and one that nature lovers will adore.