When people think of Johannesburg (Joburg, as the locals say), they think about the danger and criminal reputation that hangs over the city. Some are willing to risk a night in the city on their way to Kruger or the rest of South Africa. But once people get there, they find a completely different side to the city. Many are often convinced to stay longer. There is a plethora of reasons for why you should plan to stay longer than one night in Joburg! Here are a few things to do in Johannesburg that really stuck out to us.
For over a hundred years, more than 1.5 million visitors have traveled to DC each Spring to admire the cherry blossoms that bloom on 3,000+ trees across three park locations around DC: the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park (Hains Point), and on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
Visiting Cape Town, South Africa but really crunched for time? Have no fear—we have the scoop on all the best sights to see and things to do in just 48 hours! Hikes, gardens, museums and more, you’ll have something to do every minute of your limited time in this charming South African city. Read More
Every traveler will find something great to see in Europe. For those who travel on a college budget, it also has a wide variety of places with tasty cuisine, stunning architecture, and beautiful nature. The Old World has a lot to offer to tourists regardless of the country one chooses to visit. But where do you go? Read More
New Zealand is an incredibly beautiful country and Auckland is an incredibly amazing city. However, once you leave the city life of the North Island and head south, you’ll soon find yourself questioning why you spent so much time in the city. New Zealand’s South Island is easily rated the more beautiful of the two islands. Read More
The city of Tallinn was previously just a small town inside the vast Soviet Empire. Now, Tallinn is a modernized beacon of Capitalism in the Baltics. Tallinn hit me as a calm and peaceful city during my visit to two cities in Estonia, Tallinn, and Paldiski. Read More
A trip to Baños is necessary for anyone looking to dive headfirst into Ecuador’s lush natural scenery. Known as both “The Adventure Capital of Ecuador” and the “Gateway To The Amazon”, Baños allows travelers to immerse themselves in the mystical beauty of nature while warming up to the welcoming local culture. Easily reachable by bus from the capital city of Quito, Baños represents a perfect destination for budget travelers who want to experience adventure, and here is how to make the most of this vibrant city in only a few days.
The good old student travelers’ coin toss; do I get tickets for that awe-inspiring must-see landmark… or do I get dinner? A funny and charming idea when you’re not actually faced with the reality of it. Pinching pennies while traveling is especially stressful because you often feel you don’t have a home base to fall back on. That’s why we scouted out the best cheap, local spots in Barcelona for chowing, chilling, and chatting. Oooh, alliteration! Can you tell I’m hyped on coffee right now? Let’s start there.