12 Reasons Why Traveling Is Beneficial For Kids

12 Reasons Why Traveling Is Beneficial For Kids

 

Traveling with children, especially with the younger ones, can be very intimidating. You never really know how they would act once you are out there (will they cry or shout?). Plus, you have to deal with the extra weight in the form of diapers, bottles, formula and a whole bunch of baby essentials (Trekeffect; 2015).

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My family’s first real out-of-town trip was on a beautiful but secluded island in the Philippines. It was not the best experience we had – our then six-month-old daughter got uncomfortable during the night and cried a lot (Trekeffect; 2015).

Did we regret having made that trip that early in our daughter’s life? Definitely not. Our been-to list is not yet that extensive, but we have continued going on mini excursions with our daughter because, despite it being a lot of work for us parents, it is worth every trip (Trekeffect; 2015).

And here are our reasons why:

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Top 10 Places To Visit In Lesotho

Although a small country, Lesotho boasts an assortment of fantastic attractions that tourists can visit and discover the history and heritage of both the Basotho people and the Mountain Kingdom.

 

1.   Tse’hlanyane National Park

Ts'ehlanyane National Park, view from the mountain top.

Ts’ehlanyane National Park

This National Park is as underrated as it is underused. This is the largest park in Lesotho and no other place is about as far away from it all as Ts’ehlanyane.

This Lesotho Northern Park protects a beautiful high-altitude, 5600-hectare patch of rugged wilderness, including one of Lesotho’s only stands of indigenous forest with a number of rare undergrowth plants that are unique to this woodland habitat.

Visit Maliba Lodge located within the Ts’ehlanyane National park to explore one of Lesothos best kept secrets!  

 

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More Than Just A Trophy

More Than Just A Trophy 

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The Maliba Community Development Trust partnered with local youth leaders and hosted a soccer Tournament between the Ts’ehlanyane , Pela Tsoeu and Kota communities, three local communities who benefit from the work of the Maliba Trust.

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5 Romantic Valentine’s Getaways in South Africa

5 Romantic Valentine’s Getaways in South Africa

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In a few weeks, people around the world will be celebrating their love. That’s right – Valentine’s Day is around the corner.

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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015, Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®, established itself further as one of Southern Africa’s premiere trail races this past weekend. Hosted at the tranquil Maliba Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park, this year’s event attracted a field of 160 athletes for the final race of the South African Skyrunner® Series. Sponsored by The North Face and Metropilitan Lesotho, the race was described as world class by many of its participants.

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9 Wonderful Benefits Of Travelling

9 Wonderful Benefits Of Travelling

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If there was one piece of advice I have for people today to experience more joy in life, it is to travel more. I don’t mean taking vacations or going on pre-planning trips, I mean making the journey out to somewhere you’ve never gone before with an open schedule, to let life show you what opportunities were waiting for you that you couldn’t have even imaged before (Lifehack; 2015).

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10 Great Places To Propose In South Africa

10 Great Places To Propose In South Africa

So you’ve found the one you’d like to walk into the sunset with, and have fallen head over heels in love ……but you don’t know any really good places to pop the question (South Africa; 2015)

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Don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the ten best places to propose in South Africa (South Africa; 2015).

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Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Line. Flow. Rhythm… Descending skills are what separate exceptional trail runners from good ones (Red Bull; 2015).

With LUT2015 on its way these tips may help make those downhill’s a little easier!10686621_605316312928614_6821330016947252486_n

 

1. Strengthen those legs
Leg strength is crucial for fast downhill running. There is a month left before the race so get to the gym. One exercise that works wonders for downhill running are one-legged squats (Red Bull; 2015).

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Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho

Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho

 

After the support they were receiving from WFP ended in November 2013, the farmers of Ha-Mohapi village defied the odds and worked to produce a flourishing fruit tree plantation. The proud farmers are today the envy of passers-by who stop to see how the trees have transformed a once barren area (World Food programme; 2015).  

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13 Interesting Facts About Lesotho

Lesotho is a landlocked country, nestled between the Drakensberg and Maloti mountain ranges and entirely surrounded by South Africa. The country is of similar size to Belgium or Israel and has a population of 2 million inhabitants (The Travelling Chilli; 2015).

13 interesting facts about Lesotho mountains

Lesotho is mostly visited as part of a South African trip by tourists and hardly ever more than two days are spent in the country. Yet there is quite a lot to discover and to experience in Lesotho. During the last years I have visited mainly the western part of Lesotho. So it was time to explore the rest of the country and for more than two days this time. On this trip I discovered that there are quite some interesting facts about this beautiful mountain kingdom which most people do not know (The Travelling Chilli; 2015).

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