South Africa

Why you should visit Addo Elephant Park

Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape   A trip to the Eastern Cape is not complete without a quick visit to the Addo Elephant Park. Compared to other reserves that South Africa has to offer, it is a rather small reserve (1640 square kilometers). Yet despite its size, Addo has plenty to see.  You’ll find lush […]

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South Africa

Hogsback: a must visit for Lord of the Rings fans

Hogsback, Eastern Cape   I am very lucky to have wonderful parents who love to travel and who have instilled in me that same curiosity.   I’m therefore very proud to say that I have seen some South African wonders that many people haven’t.  This of course includes Hogsback, a little gem in the Amathole […]

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North America

New York City – the city that never sleeps.

I fell in love with the bustling New York City the moment I drove into it.  With so many things to do, to see and to experience – how could I not?!?  Did all the typical touristy things: we went to the Statue of Liberty, MoMa, Rockefeller Center (a must, for the view at Top […]

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Europe

The John Lennon Wall, Prague

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – John Lennon   This particular day during a visit in Europe had not been the best.  It was raining, the place where I stayed was a bit weird and I was missing home. I went to a small cafe to have a quick […]

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Europe

Why I visited Florence (twice)

Florence is like a diamond that I keep looking at from different angles to find more of her to love.  – Melinda Gallo   On my first trip to Europe in December 2008, I fell in love with this exquisite city and it’s rich and abundant art.  When I started planning my Eurotrip in 2013, I knew […]

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World, meet my blog; blog, meet the world.

Hello and welcome to my little travel blog: justravel.     On this blog I plan to share a few of my thoughts on my travels.  I want to inspire you to go… Just go… To just travel. Don’t think that I have seen the world – that’s not the impression that I’m trying to give. […]

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How to do couchsurfing

How to do couchsurfing (and not get killed)   Couchsurfing is a website-based organisation that connects you with locals and other travellers from all over.  It is an awesome tool to spice up your travels, to meet people while you’re there and to have some great fun.  And… It’s free!   How it works, basically […]

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How to pick your flight outfit

Being comfortable in your long haul flight is super important – it can make or break your experience.  Picking your flight outfit is the first step to ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable flight.     What to wear when you fly   Bottoms I usually fly in my jeggings (jean leggings that are super comfy […]

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How to plan an itinerary in 5 steps

Step one:  learn how to spell itinerary.  LOL   One of the most daunting, yet exciting, parts of your trip is to plan your itinerary and what you’re going to do. This post will look at how to plan your day-to-day itinerary, not your whole trip.  For example, how to plan what you’re going to […]

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How to pack a practical carry-on bag

Your carry-on bag is of utmost importance – it can make or break your flight.   The top two items:   Plane pillow Tired of spaghetti-necking your entire flight?  Well, ladies and gentlemen, the solution is simple, easily attainable and will make a world of difference:  the neck pillow.   I refuse to travel without […]

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South Africa

Why haven’t you visited Greyton?

After fantasising about it for over a year, we finally went.  We packed our bags and drove the odd two hours to the beautiful town of Greyton at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains.  And oh! – did we enjoy it!   This a quaint little town full of all the things we love about […]

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