Travelling around Japan for cheap – a guide for South Africans

Japan is freakishly expensive – but these local tips from a South African expat can guarantee you the range of experiences you’re after, and...

Czech Europe out

When people think of Europe they think of Pasta, dark haired boys, speaking an exotic language buzzing around on scooters. These people are 100%...

A slippery slope of a ski season

A year teaching English in Asia, a year au-pairing in Europe or a year running away to join the circus. A few of the...

31 affordable weekend getaways for two in the Eastern Cape

You will  never have enough time, you will always be low on cash and someone will always be posting about yet another trip to...

Domestic flights for dummies!

Naturally, I was over the moon because I love any form of flying, except sky diving. That’s a solid no from me. It was...

11 years of appreciation for Travelstart!

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: Travelstart’s Birthday specials are pretty much just as exciting as the last episode of Game...

All about teaching English in Asia

Maybe you love teaching, love the English language and want to share that with others or maybe there is no reason, you just want...

5 countries you have never heard of!

I have searched the deep dark corners of the internet and found 5 countries that seriously need some extra credit! Suriname The rain forest...

Inflated number of applicants EVERYWHERE!

It’s amazing the amount of applicants that have applied to colleges and universities around the country this year.  Every college that I have applied...

Perfect fit?

Everyone that I’ve ever talked to has said that when they stepped on the campus of the college they were meant to be at,...

Plan Your Summer Before College!

If you are like me, you plan to just lay around this summer and maybe sit on Facebook and watch a little TV but...

5 Tips to Properly Evaluating a College

After visiting colleges for the past 6-8 months planning on making the big transformation of my life from high school to college, I have...

Summertime Preparation for Your College

What are the up’s and down’s of summer preparation at the college of your choice?  Well, that’s assuming that you have made your choice...

FastWeb is more useful than you would think…

My school just had their academic award ceremony last night and our dean just announced our senior class of 22 received over $500,000 in...

Roommate Revolution

It’s funny how in today’s world, the minute that you find out who your new roommate is online or via mail, you automatically add...

College Banking Accomodations

I recently received a letter from Wake Forest University (where I am attending) encouraging me to open a bank account with Wachovia due to...

Three Reasons to Purchase a Mac For College

A friend of mine asked my advice about buying a computer for college and I couldn’t help but recommend Mac. It really is an...

Getting nervous about college yet?

I find myself getting slightly nervous but also excited at the same time that college is right around the corner.  I don’t know what...

Cheap Lightweight Suitcases on Wheels Make a Great Gift

Lightweight suitcases are an essential accessory for anyone that does an extensive amount of traveling. This will allow them to carry all of their clothing and...

Choosing Antler Travel Bags and Luggage

If you are tired of packing your holiday apparel in an outdated and worn suitcase it is time to invest in a new luggage...

Choosing a New Personal Luggage Trolley

While many airports have luggage trolleys available, those who travel frequently and extensively and don’t own a rolling suitcase may want to consider purchasing a personal...

Argentina Vacation Packages

If you are looking to travel to Argentina on vacation, there is a chance that you may be considering buying a pre-planned package that will optimize...

Where to Find the Best Cancun All Inclusive Vacation Packages

The coastal city of Cancun, Mexico is an extremely popular vacation destination for many who enjoy the beach and ocean. This young city has...

The Best Hard Suitcase or Set of Hard Suitcases

Someone who wants to buy luggage should first ask themselves what kind of use their bags are going to receive. If you are a...

Choosing Tripp Luggage

For twenty years, Tripp Luggage has been a dynamic force in the design of suitcases, bags, and other travel accessories. Buying the right kind...

Kenya Holidays Offer The Best of Africa

Whilst you may like the idea of exploring South America with an Argentina vacation package, or even Asia with a Thailand vacation package or Thailand honeymoon; why not...

Great Reasons for Cancun Holidays

Crystal clear seas, pristine white beaches,and a vast array of attractions and activities make Cancun holidays from UK a fantastic option when it comes...

Choosing the Best 4 Wheel Suitcase

For the frequent traveler or business person, having the correct suitcase is essential. It can be a stressful experience when you are moving around...

Holidays in The Maldives For Everyone

A holiday has become an indispensable part of our hectic lives. It offers a chance to unwind and enjoy life without having to be...

Teach Yourself Spanish

If you are a native English speaker, there is a good chance that English is the only language that you speak with any fluency....

Thailand Honeymoon Packages, Resorts and Ideas

If you are going to be married soon or you are a newlywed, you may be looking for an exciting location to travel to for your...

Cheap Holidays To Egypt From UK

Egypt is a fascinating destination that, despite the recent unrest, is still an attractive tourist spot. The pyramids, tombs and museums are simply unforgettable,...

Senior Citizen Travel Insurance

In the best of all possible worlds, those folks who have spent a lifetime working hard and doing the right things for themselves and...

Gambia Holidays From The UK

If you want to get away any time of the year there are some great deals on Gambia holidays from the UK. Located in...

Choosing a Memory Foam Travel Pillow

For the frequent traveler, all the moving around can cause havoc to your body. The worst is on long journeys either in your car...

A Small Trolley Suitcase Makes Travel More Convenient

A trolley suitcase is an item that can be wheeled around from one location to another, such as a 4 wheel suitcase, without having to...

Tips on Buying Samsonite Suitcases and Luggage

Samsonite luggage is well made, durable and sure to last for many years. The brand makes hard shell and soft shell suitcases, as well...

Cheap Childrens Suitcases With Wheels

Whether you are travelling with children across town or across country, it makes good sense to invest in their very own childrens suitcases for...

Selecting a Black or Brown Vintage Leather Rucksack Handbag or Backpack for Women

Backpacks have obviously been a part of world culture for decades.  School children, college kids, hikers, outdoorsman and a variety of other groups have...

International Traveller (Traveler) Suitcases and Luggage

If you or someone you know travels a lot for business or pleasure, you might want to look at the various styles available in...

The Convenience of Ladies Leather Backpack Handbags and Purses

Handbags say a lot about a woman’s style.  Many women love them about as much as they love their shoe wardrobe.  This favorite accessory...

Travel in Style with Pierre Cardin Luggage

Pierre Cardin luggage is designer gear known for its durability, craftsmanship and above all for its style. Whether you are travelling for business or...

Kids Suitcases With Wheels

If you are looking for kids suitcases with wheels then you are essentially looking for two types of suitcase in one! You are searching...

Take a Travelrest Inflatable Travel Pillow to Enhance Your Rest and Comfort

It is important for most travelers to be as comfortable as possible. Sometimes it is the little things like a personal and handy travel cup...

Ideas on Holidays to Croatia

There is a reason why foreign tourists keep visiting Croatia, despite the global recession and the overall diminished interest in travelling in the last two years....

Know The Skopje Weather 10 Day Forecast Before Travel!

The capital of Macedonia, Skopje is located in the center of the Balkans and is literally halfway between Belgrade and Athens. It is a...

Dubrovnik Weather and the Best Time to Visit

If you would like to make an unforgettable Adriatic Sea journey you should visit Dubrovnik, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia and in Europe....

Ohrid Weather and the Best Time to Visit

If you are thinking about travelling to the Balkans, you can not just pass by the town of Ohrid. It is the city which...

Belgrade Weather and When to Visit

If you are looking for a fun and vibrant European city where you can feel at home, Belgrade is the right place for you....

Skopje Airport Departures and Arrivals

The capital of Macedonia, Skopje is a home to the quarter of the entire population in Macedonia and has grown to be a modern...

5 Quite Good Things About Bogotá, Colombia

As somebody who has spent lots of leisurely time in Bogotá, capital of Colombia – a city that a normal tourist might tire of...

Cheap Flights to Colombia From London and the UK do NOT Exist!

It’s funny that when I was walking through Bogotá earlier this year, how I took for granted that I was actually there. What I...

Common Mythological Mistakes of the SEO Universe!

Every specialised sector has its own set of myths.  Unfortunately we are more than likely to succumb to these myths as tactics that may...

Top things to do in cape town south africa

You could spend a full year in this awesome city and visit a different site, or take part in a different activity, every single...

Exact Factor

I came across this new SEO tool called Exact Factor. Its promises to check positions on the major search engines, and alert you when you...

Woonona Beach Breakfast Picnic

Woonona beach in the early morning light is the perfect place for a beach breakfast.  With hardly a soul around, a light breeze, the...

Holiday or Heart Attack? – You choose.

Over the last five years of being a holiday manager, I have watched as peoples holidays got shorter and shorter.  Until bizarrely I now...

Selecting Your SEO Keywords

If you choose the wrong keywords, you simply won’t succeed with your campaign. When selecting campaign keywords you need to consider: What, where, how...

Top 5 sure-fire ways to irritate Google

Here at South West SEO we are whiter than white but if you want to risk playing with the dark arts here are some techniques that...

Google Duplicate Content Ranking Issues

A thread sprang up last month on the Google Webmaster Help forums with an interesting issue about duplicate content from sites harming rankings in instances where...

Slowly, Slowly, Catchy, Monkey.

The expectation from clients of seeing top ten results in Google and Yahoo within a short space of time can be demoralizing for most...

Squeezing The Last Rays Out Of Summer

Unbelievably summer will be over in 11 days – but no need to fret do the following and you can stretch your summer days...

Google and Back Links

Good Morning There is a common belief that when you check Google backlinks using info:domain Google is showing all the links that influence its...

Improving The Visibility of Your Business Website

How often do you update your website? And when was the last time it was updated or assessed by a web professional? If you...

Natural Search Secrets

In my Position as Manager I would like to welcome you to South West SEO. Today, clients are more demanding then ever with online marketing....

How to make Pizza Bread (gluten free)

Adapted from Claire Berman’s recipe from the excellent website www.thisglutenfreelife.org – a great source of gluten free recipes of both sweet and savoury application so please...

Sitemaps and Navigation

As we have established from our previous posts on the South West SEO blog, there are many elements that are required for good quality Search Engine Optimisation on...

A Grounding Theory of Anchor text

So where do we start? If you have been looking into the use of anchor text on websites then you may have already established...

Alternatives to Reciprocal Linking

While reading the blog over at SEOmoz, I came across the great post called Hands on Tips for Link Building. In the blog, Paddy Moogan talks various tips...

The Thirroul Beach Guide – Sun, Surf, Shops…and lots more

Thirroul Beach sits within a pleasure playground for young and old.  With shops, cafes, boutiques on one side, a kids playground and Art Deco...

211 front waterfront doesnt fail to impress

If you’ve ever wanted to experience fine dining with an intangible ambience set in the heart of the city, then this Waterfront restaurant is...

So Wong it’s Right!

We often hear about social bookmarking and its future importance to SEO but what exactly is it? There are many different sites who allow...

South Africa Cheese festival

This year’s Cheese festival was held over the weekend of the 24th to the 27th of April on the Bien Donné farm just outside...