Archive for the ‘South Africa’ Category

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

Coping With Culture Shock

Coping With Culture Shock
Arriving back in America after spending time abroad is difficult no matter where you’re coming from. Re-integrating back into society, and back into your everyday life, can range from depressing to shocking – or even completely comfortable depending on where you’re coming from and...
March 31st, 2010 | Africa, Caribbean, Leaving & Coming Home, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip

5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip
source: ourordinarylife.com By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** During my last three weeks in South Africa my older brother and sister came to visit for 10 days, and then one of my best friends from college for another 10, overlapping by just a couple of days. My siblings...
March 3rd, 2010 | Car, Dispatches from the Road, Family & Kid Travel, Featured, South Africa | Read More

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** Full disclosure before giving any advice: I’m not actually surviving as a freelancer in Cape Town. Before deciding I could move here I secured a few grants to be able to afford my four months without living on peanut butter...
February 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Expats Abroad, Featured, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town
By Courtney Brooks LG Travel Correspondent 1. Hike Table Mountain Table Mountain, with Lion’s Head on one side and Devil’s Peak on the other, is located in the middle of Cape Town. It often has a waterfall of clouds pouring off the front of it, otherwise known as the “table cloth,”...
January 20th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Food & Wine, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

LG Food News: Premiere Edition!

LG Food News: Premiere Edition!
We’d like to introduce you to a new member of the LG team, our globetrotting LG Food Editor Danielle E. Alvarez. In June of 2008, the multiethnic Lost Girl departed for a year abroad, (one semester in Santiago de Chile, another in Strasbourg, France). While traveling/eating her way through South...
December 11th, 2009 | Europe, Food News, South Africa | Read More

Lost in Africa: Great Escape to Namibia

Lost in Africa: Great Escape to Namibia
By Courtney Brooks LG International Travel Correspondent Expired visas are the best excuse for a road trip… A few weeks after arriving in Cape Town I ran into a problem. South Africa only gives visitors 90-day visas, and mine was about to expire. Last year when I came here I got a volunteer visa...
December 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Bus, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Group Travel, Namibia, Passports & Visas, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent I left Johannesburg about six weeks ago to move to Cape Town and work as a freelancer for an international press agency, as well as do a photography project for my school. Even now I haven’t completely reconciled my feelings about Joburg. There’s...
November 18th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Expats Abroad, Health & Safety, South Africa, Travel Philosophy | Read More

The World Cup: How Sports Unites Cultures

The World Cup: How Sports Unites Cultures
Today we have a guest post from sports travel guru Robert Tuchman, author of the new book, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live. He lives in New York City, where he is president of Premiere Corporate, a division of Premiere Global Sports, and a contributing writer for ESPN.com. He’s been featured...
October 30th, 2009 | South Africa, Travel Books & Movies | Read More