Articles By: LauraM

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park
By: Laura Malandra Seeing lions, one of South Africa’s Big Five wild animals, is a necessity while visiting the country. But why visit the lions for just a few hours and stay in a hotel when you can sleep surrounded by them? Drakenstein Lion Park, located 30 minutes outside Cape Town, specializes...
May 24th, 2011 | Cabins & Camping, South Africa, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Observatory, South Africa Bar Guide

Observatory, South Africa Bar Guide
By: Laura Malandra Observatory, a well-known student suburb of Cape Town, is filled with an entertaining and varied bar scene. You’ll be sure to have a great night out in Obz whether for the big game, a birthday or some fun with friends! Stones Stones, a Cape Town chain, is a pool hall and bar....
May 10th, 2011 | Africa, Bar Reviews, Food & Wine, South Africa | Read More

3 Outdoor Activites Near Cape Town

3 Outdoor Activites Near Cape Town
By: Laura Malandra You can spot penguins, swim in two oceans, and walk in botanical gardens by taking a short drive from Cape Town. Here are three must-see attractions for nature lovers: Boulder’s Beach A few kilometers south of Simon’s Town is Boulders Beach, which is home to African penguins. The...
April 19th, 2011 | South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

The Bucket List: South Africa Edition

The Bucket List: South Africa Edition
By: Laura Malandra The world is filled with amazing opportunities everyone should experience in their lifetime. South Africa, in particular, is home to spectacular activities and events that must be added to your bucket list. The Guinness Book of World Record’s Highest Bungee Jump Along the garden...
April 5th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, South Africa, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Cape Town’s Must-Do Outdoor Adventures

Cape Town’s Must-Do Outdoor Adventures
By: Laura Malandra Cape Town and its surrounding areas are the perfect playground for novice to expert adventure-sports enthusiasts. Between the various mountain ranges and the ocean, the possibilities for outdoor adventures are endless. Cape Town is not a vacation spot for couch potatoes, so make sure...
March 29th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, South Africa, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Stellenbosch On A Budget

Stellenbosch On A Budget
Stellenbosch, located on the Western Cape, is famous for its wine lands. With tons of wineries to explore, Stellenbosch is an essential stop on your trip throughout South Africa. Although the idea of a wine weekend may sound expensive, a great weekend in Stellenbosch does not have to be. How to get there: Take...
March 16th, 2011 | Budget Travel, Extras, Food & Wine, South Africa, Tours & Attractions | Read More

A Hikers Heaven: Cape Town

A Hikers Heaven: Cape Town
By: Laura Malandra, LG South African Correspondent                                                                   Hiking is an experience not to miss out on while in South Africa. The Cape Town skyline (from left to right) showcases Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain...
February 22nd, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, South Africa, Tours & Attractions | Read More

3 Ideas for Travel Insurance

By: Laura Malandra                                                                                                                               Your passport and wallet are stolen in Europe? Who do you turn to for fast emergency cash? A...
February 18th, 2011 | Extras, Health & Safety, Planning, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Exotic Eats In & Around Cape Town

Exotic Eats In & Around Cape Town
By: Laura Malandra Dining out is an essential element of every great trip.Whether you want to try traditional dishes or munch on something a little less extreme, Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs have it all. Adventurous level: Low A Touch of Madness A Touch of Madness is located in the heart...
February 8th, 2011 | Restaurant Reviews, South Africa | Read More

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs
Cape Town, South Africa By: Laura Malandra Backpacking through Europe, living on a cruise ship through Semester at Sea, and language immersion programs are some great ways to explore the globe. Studying abroad is one of the most unique and memorable ways to spend a semester of college. However, have...
January 25th, 2011 | South Africa, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More