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Welcome to Travel and Home. Whether you’re an avid globetrotter or someone who enjoys the comforts of home, we’ve got something special for you. Our website is a delightful fusion of two worlds:

  • the thrill of holiday travel and
  • the coziness of home, inspired by our travel experiences.
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Meet the Two Sisters: Arina from Hungary and Elmari from South Africa

Meet Arina and Elmari, two awesome sisters with a pretty unique story. You see, Arina calls Hungary her home (the “Travel” part of our tale), and Elmari is rooted in South Africa, where they were both born (that’s the “Home” side of things). And that’s how the adventure of “Travel and Home” began – when they started living on two different continents.

Despite living miles apart, these sisters are like two peas in a pod. They’re so similar that sometimes they wonder if they’re secret twins born ten years apart. One thing that binds them together is their love for travel, and another curious twist of fate is that they both share the same last name, “Janse van Rensburg”! Nope, their husbands aren’t long-lost cousins or anything like that. It’s just a delightful coincidence – or maybe it was written in the stars, just like their journeys around our incredible planet.

Together, they’ve already explored an impressive thirty countries on three different continents. So, whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or just want to get to know these adventurous sisters better, “Travel and Home” is the place to be. Get ready to join them on their journeys across the globe, and who knows, you might even pick up some travel tips along the way!

Our talented editorial team is always on the move, exploring enchanting holiday destinations, curating travel tips, and sharing inspiring stories about life after the journey. We’re here to spark your wanderlust and provide you with a constant stream of exciting travel inspirations.

But that’s not all – we’re also your go-to source for adding a dash of that travel magic to your everyday life. Our lifestyle posts are filled with travel-inspired ideas, from themed parties that transport you to far-off lands to delectable recipes that let you savor flavors from around the world without leaving your kitchen.

What sets us apart is our commitment to enhancing your travel and home experiences. We proudly feature a selection of carefully chosen associated products that are designed to elevate your adventures and create a more enriching, immersive experience. These products have been handpicked to complement the stories and tips we share, making your travel and home life a seamless blend of inspiration and enjoyment.

When it comes to securing a winning holiday, there are three key aspects to plan ahead: accommodation, things to do, and eat & drink.

First and foremost, your accommodation can make or break your holiday experience. Whether you prefer a luxury hotel, a cozy Airbnb, or a budget-friendly hostel, choosing the right type of accommodation that suits your preferences and needs can ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Secondly, researching and planning things to do in advance can help you make the most of your time at the destination. From visiting historical sites to exploring natural wonders, trying new activities, and experiencing the local culture, having a list of activities to do can keep you entertained and engaged throughout your holiday.

Lastly, food and drinks can play a significant role in your holiday experience. Whether you’re a foodie looking to try new cuisines or simply want to enjoy a refreshing drink by the beach, researching the best restaurants, bars, and local specialties can enhance your overall holiday experience. By taking the time to plan your accommodation, things to do, and eat & drink, you’re sure to secure a winning holiday that meets all of your expectations and leaves you with unforgettable memories.

Consequently, planning a winning holiday may seem overwhelming at first, but with our suggested guides in the three key aspects of accommodation, things to do, and eat & drink, you can minimize the many hours of planning and maximize your holiday experience. Our guides provide insider tips and recommendations, from the best hotels and resorts to the must-try local cuisines and activities, ensuring that your holiday is tailor-made to your preferences and interests. By using our guides as a starting point for your holiday planning, you can save time and energy, allowing you to focus on what matters most – enjoying your vacation and creating unforgettable memories. So what are you waiting for? Let our guides help you plan your winning holiday today!

We love exploring new places, and we’ve traveled extensively to bring you the best in travel and tourism. But when our feet can’t wander, our fingers do the talking through diligent research. We’re committed to making every journey count by providing you with value-for-money travel insights and recommendations. Your adventure begins with us!

At Travel and Home, when we suggest products in our advertorials, rest assured that each recommendation is meticulously hand-picked by our dedicated editorial team. We are unwavering in our mission to provide you with the absolute best value for your money.

Impartiality

While it’s true that we may receive an affiliate commission for some (but not all) of the products we feature, we want to emphasize that this does not sway our commitment to ensuring that you receive genuine value. Our focus is squarely on the worth of the product, not on brand labels. Your satisfaction and getting the most out of your travel and home investments are our top priorities.

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Have you traveled quite a bit and have photos to share with a larger audience? You don’t have to be on our digital team to publish your photos. Go ahead, share, and show the rest of us how beautiful our planet REALLY is.

Are you a travel enthusiast with a passion for home-related topics? If you are, we want to hear from you! We’re on the lookout for talented individuals who can share their insights and experiences by writing articles for “Travel and Home.”

Our virtual doors are wide open, and we’re excited to invite you to become a part of our writing team. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just dipping your toes into the world of travel and home, we’d love to hear from you.

Here’s the deal – we’re all about creating a community of like-minded folks who are as passionate about globetrotting and making a house a home as we are. So, if you’ve got some fantastic stories to share about your travel adventures, tips for turning your living space into a cozy sanctuary, or insights into cultural experiences, we want to read all about it!

Why should you join us, you ask? Well, it’s simple. By contributing to “Travel and Home,” you’ll have a platform to showcase your writing skills, share your knowledge, and connect with readers who are just as eager to explore the world and create a beautiful home as you are. Plus, you’ll get the chance to see your work published and make a positive impact on our lovely readers.

No need to fret if you’re new to writing articles – we’re here to support you every step of the way. We’ll provide guidance, feedback, and all the resources you need to create compelling content.

So, what’s the next step? It’s easy! Just shoot us an email with a little introduction about yourself and your interests. Tell us why you’d like to write for us and pitch some ideas for articles. We can’t wait to learn more about you and your unique perspective on travel and home-related topics.

Remember, no matter where you are in your writing journey, your voice matters, and your experiences are valuable. Let’s embark on this exciting adventure together and inspire others to explore the world and make their houses feel like a true home.

Looking forward to your email and the amazing stories you’re going to share with us!

At ‘Travel and Home,’ we’re thrilled to invite you to become a part of our exciting journey by sharing your incredible travel photos with us. 

But here’s the special part – we’re not just another platform to deposit your photos into a vast library. Instead, we carefully curate the content to ensure it matches the essence of your photos, all while recognizing and celebrating your artistry as a photographer. 

So, why is it a win-win situation? Here are the mutual benefits:

Spotlight on Your Work: By submitting your travel photos, you get a unique opportunity to showcase your photography skills and share your extraordinary travel experiences with our audience.

Inspire Others: Your photos have the power to inspire fellow travelers to explore new destinations and embark on thrilling adventures.

We want to make sure your photos shine in their own spotlight, not just as part of a massive photo dump. So, prepare your amazing travel snapshots and send them our way. Let’s embark on this journey together and celebrate the beauty of our diverse and wonderful planet, one photo at a time. 

Submit your photos to ‘Travel and Home’ today, and let’s create a unique, curated gallery that highlights the essence of your travels while recognizing your talent as a photographer.

At Travel and Home, we’re excited to extend an invitation to showcase your products or services to our engaged and travel-savvy audience. If your offerings are related to travel, home improvement, or anything that aligns with our content, we’d love to collaborate with you. Our platform is all about inspiring and informing our readers on their journeys and the quest for the perfect home. By partnering with us, you can reach a community of passionate and curious individuals who are eager to discover new products and services that enhance their travel experiences or improve their living spaces. Join us in creating valuable connections and let your brand shine in the world of Travel and Home. Get in touch with us to explore exciting advertising opportunities.

Whether you’re a traveler, a homebody, or somewhere in between, Travel and Home is your all-in-one resource for making every moment an unforgettable journey. Join us on this unique adventure, and let’s explore the world together, both near and far, as we bridge the gap between wanderlust and the comfort of home.

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Road safety road trip travel news

As of July 2022, Intelligent speed assistance (ISA) will be introduced across the EU. Read more…

“When hotels say they’re carbon neutral, they usually mean they are taking the same amount of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere as they emit. That is often done through carbon offsets, which account for the hotel’s carbon emissions by removing carbon from the atmosphere. This can be done in several ways, such as planting enough trees to capture the amount of carbon dioxide the hotel emits or financing renewable energy projects or reforestation.”

Before going to Spain – make sure everyone in your group is on the same page! Spread the news.

  • You can no longer reserve a spot on the beach without a towel.
  • And using soap in the ocean is taboo.

If you’re heading to Majorca and Ibiza, you’re in for a few new rules. The Balearic Government introduces some strict rules.

  • Like, all-inclusive holidays in Spain are limited to three drinks at lunch and a further three drinks at dinner.
  • Speaking of dinner… Leave your football shirts and glow-in-the-dark hats in the hotel room. Majorca’s bars and restaurants will not seat you wearing them!
  • Furthermore, shops may sell alcohol only between 08h00 and 21h30.
  • In some areas (like certain spots in Magaluf, El Arenal, and Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni de Portmany in Ibiza), pub crawls, happy hours, and 2-for-1 drinks are forbidden.
Cycling Holiday Travel

Fines for cyclists in England, Scotland and Wales can be as high as £2,500 if they are riding recklessly. Some highlights are:

  • New hierarchy for sharing space with pedestrians, cars, and horse riders:
    • Pedestrians
    • Cyclists
    • Horse riders
    • Motorcyclists
    • Cars
    • Vans and minibuses
    • Large passenger vehicles and heavy good vehicles
  • Clothing: Avoid clothes that can get tangled in the chain or obscure your wheel. Wear a helmet that is securely fastened.
  • Cycle lanes and routes:
    • Cyclists must exercise judgment – it is not compulsory to use cycle lanes.
    • Riding two abreast is permitted in large groups or when riding with a cyclist less confident on a bike. Refer Rule 66.
    • It is not permitted for cyclists to pass between the kerb and a stationary bus.
    • Cyclists may use bus lanes as indicated on signs.
    • Pedestrian lanes, adjacent to cycling lanes, must be avoided. Stick to the cycling lane.
    • Do NOT cycle on pavements. You could face fines of up to £500.
    • As per the Highway Code (free pdf download) cyclists must “take care when passing pedestrians, especially children, older or disabled people, and allow them plenty of room”.
    • Drivers must consider cyclists before turning into junctions. Cyclists take priority.
    • In slow traffic, drivers must allow cyclists (and pedestrians) to pass.
  • At night: Use a steady front lamp (preferably) when riding in areas without streetlights. Alternatively, flashing lights will do.

Holland moves to make working from home a legal right. The legislation was approved by the Dutch parliament. It is expected that the Senate will follow and approve the bill to work from home.

CAT scanners at U.S. Airports will help speed up TSA lines by eliminating the need to present boarding passes to TSA personnel. The scanners can match a traveler’s ID with their upcoming flight information, meaning passengers will no longer have to fumble through their pockets to locate their boarding pass when approaching the security line.

When it comes to spending money in Spain, there are a few new rules. – Travel and Home

  • The Spanish Department of Foreign Affairs’ website says: “Everyone in Spain, regardless of nationality, must show ID when using credit and debit cards. You may be able to use a driving license or a photocopy of your passport, but you may be asked to show your original passport.”
  • Summer Holiday 2022 – Beach Rules in Spain. Before going to Spain – make sure everyone in your group is on the same page! Click here for the new rules.