Top 5 Coolest Vacation Spots in Africa

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4. Seychelles – Praslin Island

What’s a trip to Africa without feeling the heat on your bare skin? (With proper sunscreen, of course.) The Seychelles, a group of 16 islands northeast of Madagascar, offers a unique beach holiday away from the crowds and the commercial build-up of other beach fronts in other parts of the world. Mahe, the main island, and the transport hub from which to fly to the other islands, has the popular Beau Vallon Beach, but if you’re looking for more secluded beaches but with some amenities about, such as restaurants, hotels and shops, you may think of exploring one of the smaller islands, like Praslin, famous for a 2.5 km beach of golden sand, known as Anse Volbert.

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5. Morocco – Marrakech

In this third largest city in Morocco, among the ancient Manera Gardens and El Badi and Royal palaces, the allure of the souks, the open markets with stalls with a myriad of wares, including carpets, clothing, bags, pottery, jewelry, among many, many others for sale, is overwhelming in the labyrinthine side streets. But that’s the excitement and immersion that you can expect of Marrakech. Reviewing the art of haggling is advisable if you want to save considerably.

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11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.