Category Archives: Africa

Destinations to Africa

Volunteer while travelling – Make a Difference

Written by Courtney Bowen at travelcuts Volunteering to Voluntouring Volunteering has morphed into a new experience because more travellers are interested in making a difference when they are travelling. At home you might volunteer to help out at a soup kitchen, at a fundraiser day for a local organisation or plant seedlings on the weekend … Continue reading Volunteer while travelling – Make a Difference

Top Travel Destinations for 2018!

Written by Jason Merrithew The world is a huge place and you might not be able to tick off all the destinations you want in a year. To help you choose where to go in 2018, here are Merit Travel’s top 5 destinations you can’t miss!   Uganda The country features many national parks for … Continue reading Top Travel Destinations for 2018!

Ultimate Travel Photos Vol. 1

If you’ve got the wanderlust feeling but can’t figure out where it’s taking you, we’ve got your back. From our very own vault… these Ultimate Travel Photos come from the people who make up who we are as a company, Canada-wide! We’re travel enthusiasts; who better to help you plan your trip than the very … Continue reading Ultimate Travel Photos Vol. 1

Greetings from…

We’re pretty hardcore travellers here: there’s no part of the world we are willing to miss. But even we were impressed with all the places YOU went in 2015. We saw it, in your Instagram posts, your tweets, and your videos. You travelled to some of the most beautiful places, the most off-the-beaten-track places, and … Continue reading Greetings from…

A Trip Around the World: Preparing

So, you’ve decided you want to (literally) see the world. From the penguins of Antarctica to the Inca ruins of Peru and the foodie treats of Europe, there’s no part of this great planet that you’re willing to miss. Awesome! It’s going to take effort and dedication (and a lot of saving), but if you … Continue reading A Trip Around the World: Preparing

How do you see the world?

It’s no secret that we love travel. We’re pretty much obsessed with it. But the one thing we love even more than travelling ourselves…is seeing all the AMAZING adventures we’ve helped you take! And we wanted to find some way to showcase all those amazing stories and adventures, to inspire even more people to see … Continue reading How do you see the world?

The top 4 reasons YOU need your ISIC (and one bonus for non-students!)

1) Amazing travel deals One of the best ways to see the world is with a small group trip, like those offered by Contiki or G Adventures. We also know that, between tuition, rent, food, and other day-to-day expenses, it can be hard to save for one of these great trips. That’s why we offer … Continue reading The top 4 reasons YOU need your ISIC (and one bonus for non-students!)

Long term travel / short term moves

Even though January technically marks the start of the year, many of us will always see September as the beginning of the year. Maybe you’re moving to take an international job, moving for a semester or two abroad, or taking on a backpacking adventure. Whatever the case, these tips will help you out for your … Continue reading Long term travel / short term moves

Kicking, Spinning, Screaming, Stampeding: The World in Sport

Whether your idea of a perfect vacation is tiptoeing through palatial galleries, strolling across cobbled stone streets, or indulging in what can only be described as ambrosia, everyone should feel the roar of the crowd at an international sporting event. World Rugby Sevens Series (year-round) Featuring jovial atmospheres and high-energy crowds, the World Rugby Sevens … Continue reading Kicking, Spinning, Screaming, Stampeding: The World in Sport