- Published:October 2, 2012 8:23 am
One of the great pleasures of international travel is the chance to enjoy the “high life” at a luxury hotel. When it comes to staying in style, Rio de Janeiro compares well with the world’s other great cities.
- Published:October 1, 2012 8:23 pm
Winter, it’s coming. The days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. If the thought of your winter boots and a chunky knit make you want to spill your soup, then it’s time to take action and treat yourself to a luxury holiday.
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:March 8, 2017 10:20 am
Chile’s great length extending 4,270km makes it both an exciting and challenging country to explore. And if you’re heading here for your next adventure, you should be able to select the best places to visit in Chile to save you effort and time in planning.
Check out below for a guide.
Top 6 Must-See Places in Chile Before You Die
- Elqui Valley
Stretching all the way from the majestic beach town of La Serena, which is about a 7-hour travel north of Santiago to the Argentina’s border, Elqui Valley is a dramatic place that lets you witness an awe-inspiring contrast between lush greens and mountainsides. And in the rich valleys are where great farming for papayas, oranges and grapes is. There are little towns dotting these valleys and you can stop by and visit distilleries for wine tasting. But aside from this popular activity, you can also do stargazing in the night skies.
While here, you can also check out Vicuña to sample some local food in the eateries and restaurants lining up the place. If you love adventure and sports, you can try horseback riding, trekking, cycling and off-road driving tours.
[At night, witness the spectacular display of stars – the reason this place is named the first “International Dark Sky Sanctuary”]
- Atacama Desert
Another must-see place in Chile before you die is the Atacama Desert (Desierto de Atacama), which is the driest and highest desert on the planet.
Expect salt lakes and stony terrains in the world’s driest desert with no rainfall that could be recorded for up to four years (central sector), or only with an average rainfall of 1 millimeter annually.
Get firsthand experience and take some photos of massive rock formations – Dinosaur Valley, Death Valley and Valle De La Luna.
These rock formations are going to leave you speechless and wonder how these all could be possible, at all!
[Exploring Atacama, you might have to spend a couple of days here, so you should look for an accommodation before going. Atacama covers 1,000-kilometer land strip west of the Andes mountains and on the Pacific Coast. The desert proper covers 41,000 sq mi (105,000 sq km) or 49,000 sq mi (128,000 sq km) if the Andes’ lower slopes will be included.]
- Torres Del Paine
The Torres Del Paine is the three granite peaks of the Paine Massif, extending up to 2,500 m above sea level. It boasts rivers, glaciers and lakes as well as valleys.
This national park has some of the most amazing sceneries you should not miss in Patagonia, including the Cerro Paine mountain range, especially if you’re a trekker. Alternatively, you can either hike or drive around to see the landmarks in two days.
- Tierra del Fuego
Also called the Land of Fire, Tierra del Fuego sits at the South American continent’s bottom end and splits between Argentina and Chile. Chilean’s slice of the land includes a small group of islands (many uninhabited), Isla Navarino and Isla Grande’s half mainland.
There are only 7,000 Chileans inhabiting the place, making it the least populated area in the country.
Porvenir exudes a rugged and rough charm – travelers come to relish its emptiness, adventurers visit the Parque Nacional Yendegaia and anglers are attracted in the inland lakes.
[Developments are underway in the region. In the next years, there will be a direct crossing to the Isla Navarino from Tierra del Fuego, Chile, as well as a road from Estancia Vicuña to PN Yendegaia (expected completion, 2021)].
- Easter Island
The Easter Island is one of the most remote places on earth that you should not miss – not only for its remoteness but also for its mysteriousness.
The place is famous for Moai statues seemingly paying homage to their creator and green hillsides as well as among hikers for different hiking opportunities and water sports enthusiasts for diving and snorkeling on the white beaches.
History had it that the people’s lineage in the Easter Island can be traced back to Micronesia and Polynesia. But more or less, only 5000 people inhabit the island – half of them are indigenous (Rapa Nui or pascuenses – for the mainland Chileans). They are fine-boned, make a living through tourism, speak Rapa Nui and Spanish, and live in Hanga Roa, the island’s only settlement.
[The only way getting here is the LAN airlines from Santiago or Peru.]
- The Lake District
Lake District is a region of dense forest, lush greens, clear lakes and snowcapped volcanoes. The area stretches 339 kilometers from Temuco (North) to Puerto Montt (South).
The entire district was covered in thick forests until small farm settlements arrived.
Visitors can expect a whole host of volcanoes – the largest being the Villarrica standing 2,847 meters high. And because there are many volcanoes here, the sand in many of the beaches is black because it is from solidified lava formations that turned to fine powder later.
Overall, there are 16 large lakes and many other smaller ones in the place.
[Villarica is smoking and active but has not erupted since 1971. There are tours that will take you to the top of the volcano – how does that sound?]
Atacama Desert, Torres Del Paine, Elqui Valley, Easter Island, Tierra del Fuego and the Lake District – they are the six must-see places in Chile that you should visit before you die. Each destination is an adventure for every kind of traveler and offers a memorable experience you won’t forget in this lifetime.
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:July 13, 2016 7:44 pm
Krakow and Zakopane are only about 100km apart. If you’re spending most of your time in the moutains, why not plan a day trip to Krakow? Balance your quiet time among the peaks and forests with the sights and sounds of the big city. If you’re not sure if a short stay is worthwhile, we’re here to show you why it definitely is. Let’s take a look at something of the things you can think about on the short bus ride here!
Krakow’s Old Town
A good way to start your Krakow sightseeing is to follow the Royal Route through town. This is the path that has taken in the past by processions leading to and from St. Florian’s Church, through the Old Town all the way to Wawel Castle. Just about thirty minutes will take you from one end to the other.
Your walk will take you past the Barbican and the Florianska Gate, two spectacular leftovers from the walls that surrounded the city in the middle Ages. Then you’ve start down Florianska Street and walk towards the shadow of St. Mary’s Church, in which you will find one of the masterpieces of Gothic art in Europe – the famous altar by Wit Stwosz. Leaving St. Mary’s, youll walk right into the Sukiennice and the entrance to the Underground Museum, which is one of the most fascinating historical exhibits in the country. Inside, you’ll find a modern, multimedia presentation of life in Krakow during the middle Ages. The Royal Route goes further along Grodzka Street, where you can see both the Dominican and Franciscan churces and the Papal Window. You’ll also pass the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul and Romanesque Church of St. Andrew.
The Royal Route ends at the most famous site in the country, Wawel Hill. A visit to Wawel Cathedral is an incredible experience. Sigismund’s Chapel and the Royal tombs are just the beginning of your adventure. Stare in awe at the work of gifted hands that adorns every wall and even the ceiling before climing up to the top of the bell tower for a panoramic view of the city. When you’re done, take a walk through the arcaded courtyard behind the Cathedral.
Krakow sightseeing – Kazimierz district
When it’s time for a change of scenery, walk just ten minutes away from Wawel to enter the old Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz. It’s hard to imagine any trip to Krakow without a visit to this neighborhood. Its unique character was shaped for five centuries by the Jewish community of Krakow but some of its most interesting sites are Christian churches – the Skalka Sanctuary and the Gothic churches of St. Catherine and Corpus Christi. Seven synagogues are also waiting to be discovered in Kazimierz as well. Szeroka Street alone is home to four of them, including the Old Synagogue and the Remuh Synagogue.
You can easily take in the sights listed here in a day with plenty of time left for the trip back to Zakopane. Don’t forget there are any number of bars and restaurants along the way, offering everything a hungry or thirsty visitor might want, including something to go for the trip back to the Tatra mountains! We’ve just scratched the surface here but you get the idea – Krakow’s have something for everyone. For more information take a look at: http://guide-krakow.com. So where do you want to start?
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:June 29, 2016 8:10 am
With the focus of a vacation on international travel, many people forget that their own country can provide a number of ideal places to visit for a relaxing and exciting getaway. One of those places is Boston. If you have never been and are in need of a vacation, here is our selection of top things to do in Boston.
If you love all things baseball, then you are going to love a trip to Fenway Park. Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and has a genuine nostalgic feel about it. Home to the Boston Red Sox, fans not only come out to show their support for the team but to show their respect and admiration for the park itself.
A Taste of the Aquatic Life
If you love sea animals, then you can’t go past the Whale Watching cruise through Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. Known for being a common feeding ground for whales, dolphins, and seabirds, this oceanic experience won’t disappoint. With information provided by well knowledged New England Aquarium experts, this truly is a breathtaking and educational experience which everybody will enjoy.
It can be easy to get caught up in the idea that you need to do as many activities as possible to make the most of your vacation time. However, the idea of a vacation is usually to take time off from life and to relax. Take advantage of one of Boston’s many day spas or health retreats, or maybe indulge in a cheeky botox session to return home with a fresh look.
Take an Artistic Stroll
If you enjoy a museum, then the Boston Museum of Fine Art is your destination. Housing over 450,000 works of art, this is considered to be one of the most comprehensive collections in America. From ancient Egyptian artifacts to an extensive collection of modern art, all styles and tastes are catered to.
Whether you want to stay local due to a limited budget or limited time, Boston provides a wealth of experiences and attractions for you to enjoy.
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:April 17, 2016 10:33 am
Nowadays travelling away on business has become an integral part of any business. Corporate travellers want a convenient, flexible and cost-friendly accommodation options during their stay away from the home. This has made serviced apartments a popular choice among many. People now want a place to live like a local rather than as a tourist in an unknown city.
In major cities around the UK, especially in London, demand for serviced apartments are on rise owing to a bunch of advantages. So, if you are planning a visit to European cities it is a good idea to look for a rented serviced apartment, which is somewhat an ideal accommodation option as compared to living in a traditional hotel. But why you should choose to stay in an apartment and what are the benefits you can expect from this type of accommodation? Here are the few benefits:
Unlike any traditional hotel, serviced apartments offer all comforts of home away from home. You can relax in a private, cosy and warm environment as the apartments are usually smaller and accommodate less number of people. These apartments are less commercial, helping you to stay like a local in the comfort of home. Amenities like separate living and sleeping spaces as well as all the entertainment equipment like TVs, DVDs, music systems, free Wi-Fi and a private telephone line are all provided to ensure you have a relaxed stay. Another benefit is that you will have the freedom to choose apartments with varying number of bedrooms if you are travelling with your colleague.
Moreover, it is a great combo of home-style living with hotel service. All cleaning and laundry services are also offered, which is included in rent only.
To ensure optimum comfort of its guests, most serviced apartments providers offer 24-hour concierge service. Each concierge hold expertise in assisting their guests with all the travel related queries and social arrangements needed. Having complete inside knowledge of the local area and its transport links, the concierge will be available round-the-clock to assist you with any of the problems faced during your stay. They can assist you with local sightseeing and locate popular restaurants, theatre and shopping centre situated nearby. This means there is no need to worry about any anything, concierge will be your guide and help throughout your stay.
Modern and fully-equipped kitchen
Enjoying the experience of cooking your own food while staying away from home is something really interesting isn’t it? Fully-equipped kitchen is beneficial for longer stays. Facilities like dishwasher, fridge, cooker and washer/dryer are available to help you cook your favourite dish. At times, if you don’t feel like cooking at home, give a call to your concierge, who will organise a private chef who can cook and serve a meal just for you.
Privacy and freedom:
After booking an serviced apartment and while staying there, you can do what you like. You can work, play and relax at any given moment and there is no one to interrupt you. There is no need to book a conference hall for any meeting, you can arrange on your own and host it in the living area or dining hall since apartments are highly spacious. In case you are staying with your family, relax and enjoy your time as there is no fear of disturbing anyone else.
Rates of even a luxury apartments are quite affordable as compared to any hotel rooms. Most importantly, you will be charged for per apartment as opposed to per person like a hotel. When you are staying with your colleague or family, apartments can prove to be really economical. Moreover, the rates are generally less if you stay for longer period of time. It will definitely offer a great value for money.
About the Author
I am Pradeep, an avid traveller and blogger. Exploring new places and sharing my experiences with people is my passion. I am currently working as a blogger for Ratedapartments – serviced apartments providers specifically dealing in major cities of the world such as London, Paris, New York, New Delhi and Singapore.
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:February 17, 2016 10:37 am
Midtown East is an architecturally significant corporate zone and the largest central business district in the United States. The neighbourhood is filled with some of the city’s most iconic skyscrapers, namely the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, and renowned commercial zones like Rockefeller Centre, Broadway, and Times Square. The streets of this neighbourhood remain busy throughout the day as many New Yorkers come to work here.
The lively area is home to endless premier shopping centres, extravagant boutiques and famous department stores. You can also find some of the most popular foodie-friendly restaurants here.
Several subway lines can be found in the area, including Grand Central Station, which is one of the most historic landmarks of public transportation.
You can say Midtown East is the centre of everything, and for its residents what distinguishes the area from others is the tranquil setting along the East River.
Attractions to visit
While exploring the area, you will find several picture-perfect moments that will make your visit to Midtown East unforgettable. Here are the top popular attractions picked for you:
Times Square: Visit Times Square to experience the immense energy and excitement of New Yorkers. Times Square is a renowned commercial intersection in the city, and the right place to hit at night if you want to explore some cool attractions, chic shops, and entertainment venues in any genre. Times Square is known for its many neon lights and huge billboards, and you can visit television studios, Broadway theatres and Planet Hollywood for the ultimate New Yorker experience.
Empire State Building: An iconic skyscraper and a prominent landmark built in 1931, this 102 storey spectacular building provides panoramic 360° views of the entire New York City from its 86th or 102nd floor observatory. No visit to New York City is complete without experiencing the stunning views of the city after dark from the top of the Empire State Building.
Madison Square Garden: This beautiful garden is located atop Pennsylvania Station between 7th and 8th Avenues. The garden is designed for professional basketball, ice hockey and boxing competitions, and in addition, concerts, ice shows, professional wrestling and similar sports events are also performed here. Situated close to many of Manhattan’s landmarks, Madison Square Garden is the oldest and most dynamic sporting facility in New York City.
Rockefeller Centre: A complex of 19 commercial buildings, the centre is spread across a sprawling area of 22-acre between 48th and 51st Streets. There are many things that you can do, see and experience to spend a wonderful evening. You’ll find New Yorkers and visitors alike, who are busy shopping, dining and exploring this beautiful location. Right from watching the inspiring art installations to the historic Christmas tree, you can surely enjoy the unlimited fun and excitement that Rockefeller has to offer during your visit.
Where to stay?
While planning your stay in Midtown East, you will find a mix of glamorous luxury as well as more affordable accommodation options. The area offers a mix of newly developed luxury condos, classic townhouses and reasonable walk-up rentals. Apart from luxurious hotels, you will find plenty of serviced apartments in the area for a comfortable and homely stay.
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:February 9, 2016 12:50 pm
At its closest point a mere 45 kilometres from Miami, the Bahamas offer everything the Caribbean is so famous for: hidden bays to drop anchor in, long stretches of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters perfect for watersports. The archipelago itself comprises over 700 islands and cays, many of which are uninhabited, and is best explored by sea from the comfort of a private yacht charter.
From the Abaco Islands in the north of the chain, which overflow with natural charm and remnants of British colonial life, to the capital Nassau on the island of New Providence, complete with casinos, golf courses, restaurants and some of the Caribbean’s best nightlife, the Bahamas is a destination with something to suit everyone. The Exumas are also not to be forgotten; lying below Nassau, they comprise over 350 idyllic islands and are home to the famous swimming pigs of Major’s Spot Cay, who sometimes venture out in the shallow waters to greet incoming yachts!
With so much to discover on a Bahamas yacht charter, picking the right yacht on which to island hop is crucial.
M/Y SEALYON is a sporty yacht for charter, based year-round in the Bahamas. Boasting a shallow draft and a top speed of 33 knots, she is a recommended choice to make the most of your time in this spectacular archipelago. With cruising speeds of 27 knots, she is ideal for island hopping. Alternatively, relax and enjoy the special features onboard, including a sundeck Jacuzzi. Thanks to SEALYON’s zero-speed stabilisers, rest assured that your time at anchor would be serene.
Launched in 2007 from ISA Yachts, SEALYON can accommodate 9 guests in 4 immaculate staterooms – 2 doubles and 2 twins (one with an additional Pullman berth). The yacht’s elegant and chic décor mirrors those of her glamourous Caribbean surrounds and offers the ultimate retreat, with a contemporary colour scheme of silver, black and white. Her Italian interiors were designed by Cristiano Gatto and the finishing touches combine ultra-soft furnishings with polished walls, mirrors, bevelled glass and Lalique inlays.
SEALYON is available for summer and winter yacht charters from USD 130,000 per week. To start planning your ultimate Bahamian yachting holiday, contact your Y.CO charter broker today.
- Published:November 19, 2015 7:43 pm
Moab Utah – The Utah Society of Association Executives (USAE) meet at the Salt Lake City Hilton on November 17, 2009 for the Annual conference and Expo. Moab Utah will be exhibiting to announce Moab Utah for Meetings! This is destination news for Moab Utah.
Associations with huge membership will be well organizing a conference in a center like the Salt Lake Palace or similar national centers of vast space. Moab beckons to the Association board and committee members to enjoy a head clearing sojourn across the vast open land of Utah from the surrounding populated places to convene in Moab to undertake the ever important board needs of these important and outstanding associations of Utah and the American Nation.
A website, www.moabadventurecenter.com, is developed to display meeting facilities, catering services, event rentals and destination management services, as required. It is a great place for planning any kind of activity that your group is looking for.
And Moab is open all year round. Consider Moab even in winter. Moab is likely to be experiencing clear skies and incredible views. The meringue topping of the occasional snow in southeastern Utah sweetens the journey visually. The cobwebs of daily life are swept away and are replaced with fresh perspective and a fine mind set (free) to collaborate with your committee, be productive.
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:July 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Famous for its cherry blossoms, hectic streets and bright lights, Tokyo is a city that changes dramatically throughout the year with long, hot, humid summers giving way to hazy autumn days and crisp cold winters.
This constantly changing climate means that no two trips to Tokyo will ever be the same, with both natural and manmade attractions changing season by season.
To ensure you get the best of Tokyo whenever you decide to visit, here’s a quick guide to the seasonal highlights of this mega metropolis.
Attracting visitors from all corners of the globe, Tokyo’s cherry trees in full blossom are an incredible sight to see.
Though the exact time these magnificent trees burst into bloom changes year by year, in general the flowers begin to appear in late march and can continue all the way into June.
There are several places in the city offering spectacular views of the trees, with Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen and Chidorigafuchi among the most popular.
With temperatures regularly exceeding 30˚C and humidity often above 75%, summers in Tokyo are hot and humid. And when it is hot outside, there are few things the residents of Tokyo like to do more than throw a good party.
With a variety of festivals and events taking place throughout the summer, it’s an action-packed time to visit the city.
From the giant water fight that takes place at the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival to the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival, the oldest of its kind in the world, if you visit Tokyo in the summer months, be prepared to have a great time.
If spring time in Tokyo is all about flowers, autumn is all about leaves as the trees in the city’s many ornamental gardens and parks erupt in a spectacular display of autumn foliage.
From bright yellows and oranges to deeps reds and browns, the magnificent display of autumnal leaves is a truly unforgettable sight.
Though you’ll be able to see some fantastic trees as you travel around the city, head to Rikugien, Koishikawa Korakuen or Mount Takao for a truly breath-taking view.
Snow might be rare in Tokyo but come late November and December the city’s streets come alive with incredible festive light displays and an array of illuminated shrines.
Though Japan doesn’t celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, this doesn’t stop it from going all out when it comes to illuminations and there are some breath-taking displays to be seen throughout the city.
From Rappongi Hills to Midtown, different parts of the city seem to compete with each other to see who can produce the most dazzling illuminations.
The most popular locations can become very busy on the 24th December, so try to go before if possible.
Boasting a wealth of attractions throughout the year, fantastic shopping and an array of luxury hotels, Tokyo is undeniably one of the world’s great destinations.
Why not book yourself a trip now and see what all the fuss is about?
- Published:June 27, 2015 6:53 pm
The state of Utah is full of destinations where you and your family can entertain yourselves and find adventure. The area’s terrain varies from city to city and place-to-place, so you can always find plenty of outdoor distractions.
The summer months are a time when the state comes alive. There are so many activities to participate in it may be difficult to choose.
Utah is known for some of the greatest hiking in its region of the country; the scenery is very picturesque and offers some great hiking trails. One of the best places to hike is Zion National Forest.
The red rock is beautiful and pristine, and adds a beautiful backdrop to canyon vistas. A very popular Zion hike is Angel’s Landing, which leads to one of the highest climbable points in the entire park.
This trip is not for the faint of heart; half of the trail is lined with a chain for grabbing and stabilizing. It thins down to a size that requires single file lines toward the top.
However, it is very safe, as long as you are paying close attention to the designated path and safety notifications along the way. Once hikers reach the top of Angel’s Landing, the challenge of the ascent becomes worth it.
It offers probably the most gorgeous view in all of Zion National Forest. This hike is best done in early summer, when temperatures have not yet reached high levels, but the snow has almost or completely melted.
Another area that offers plenty of trails is the Provo Canyon; this is the area where the famous Sundance Resort is located, for good reason. The scenery there is comparable to what one might find on a visit to the Swiss Alps.
There are beautiful, snow covered cascades and lush trees almost everywhere you look. One of the most popular hikes in this area is Mount Timpanogos.
This is another trip that is not for beginners; though it is about a moderate level of intensity, the ascent and descent together can often take an entire day. However, the views and scenery get more and more beautiful as one climbs.
Other gorgeous areas for this activity are Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, which are located closer to Salt Lake City. The summer months are also a great time to boat on the many bodies of water available, including water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, and wake surfing.
Utah is a rock climber’s paradise, and is known for some of the best routes on the west side of the United States. There are plenty of places to do so, but one of the most popular is Moab.
The rock found there is different than any other place in the state, and there are some really interesting and thrilling routes available for climbers of all different levels of experience. Those that wish to spend time in the outdoors, but are not big on danger or adventure, can take advantage of all that the City of Salt Lake has to offer.
Downtown is filled with beautiful historical sites and tons of places to shop. Outside festivals and concert series usually go on throughout the spring and summer months, so there is almost always something entertaining available for you or your family.
The city was founded by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, and is the main headquarters for all of the administration that must be done. Because of this, there are plenty of beautiful buildings and interesting sites to visit.
Early members of the church built many of the architectural wonders of the city. Though summer time offers a great number of distractions, warm weather is not what this area is known for.
It is a prime location for skiers, snowboarders, and any number of winter athletes. Some of the best resorts in the country are located in Utah, right around the Salt Lake City area.
Resorts like Brighton, Alta, Snowbird, and Park City give winter enthusiasts a place to take part in their craft and view the lovely vistas that Utah has to offer. Those that visit may wish to stay in one of these resorts, or stay in a vacation rental or lodge up in the picturesque mountains.
No matter when you go or what you do there, the state of Utah is a great destination. With all of the excitement available, you may have a difficult time deciding what to do first!
- Author:Miki Mo
- Published:May 11, 2015 8:36 pm
For my family, we’re always searching new ways to explore the great outdoors. My partner and I often take our children for hikes along trails. While these walks are fun for the family, we were starting to look for new adventures because we wanted to try a unique and thrilling way to experience the outdoors. After considerable research, my partner and I found the perfect solution. A volunteer vacation to beautiful South Africa was the next big adventure for me and my family.
Through an accredited volunteer organization, we were able to pick a program that fit the family’s interest. Since we are committed animal lovers and have two house cats, we chose to live with cheetahs. This program connected us with a cheetah sanctuary dedicated to the rehabilitation of these beautiful and vulnerable animals.
As soon as we arrived at the airport, a friendly guide was there to welcome us and drive us to the 10 000 hectare reserve. While en route, he entertained all of our questions with patience (we had a lot!) and made sure to make us feel like we had made the right decision to come to South Africa to help these cheetahs. When we arrived at the sanctuary, we were introduced to the team that would train us and then were given a tour of the wonderful accommodations.
The very next day started with an early morning full of training with the resident veterinarians and handlers, so that we could care for the cheetahs properly and safely. Every guide was especially clear and engaging, and made our security a priority. It made all of us feel very special. I could also tell how dedicated they were to the animals, as they were proud about how their sanctuary was saving cheetahs from poachers. Hunting is a terrible, inhumane act that is illegal in most countries of Africa; however, it is still a huge problem.
Our day-to-day activities include general upkeep of the sanctuary and care of the cheetahs, so we had ample opportunity to interact with these amazing creatures. It’s almost indescribable, our experience. It was such a unique way to see the beautiful South African landscape and to see such magnificent animals. To know that we – while having the time of our lives – were providing essential sanctuary from poachers warmed our hearts.
Since we’ve been back we haven’t stopped talking about how rewarding and interesting our volunteer vacation through Volunteer South Africa was. All of our friends and neighbours know that our next vacation willbe through them again. My whole family has visited their website, and by clicking Volunteersa.com/projects we learned that this organization provides several different packages that focus on living with different endangered animals. It also provides the opportunity to work with disenfranchised children who are stuck in local hospitals. We’re not quite sure which package we’ll sign up for next, but we know that whatever we choose, we’ll have an amazing time making a real difference in the world.