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Street Eats: Pretoria

For many visitors to South Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town are two top destinations, but locals know that Pretoria has its share of low-key charms. Pretoria is also referred to as the “Jacaranda City,’ because of its violet-blooming Jacaranda trees that paint the city purple every year. The city has a wealth of natural, historical […]

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Expensive vs Cheap: The Real Cost of a Holiday in Europe

Our original Expensive Vs. Cheap article (found here!) was a favourite post for our readers, so we wanted to dig deeper and give you even more prices from across the world.  Therefore, we have split up every continent and researched two cities in each country. This article is the first in that series exploring everything that Europe has […]

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Kynance Cove

3 UK getaways you should know about

Just because the summer season is winding down doesn’t mean our travels have to. When you need a clean break from the hustle of everyday life, but don’t have the time (or money) to go abroad, there are plenty of unique places to explore within the U.K. We’ve highlighted three beautiful English destinations that are sure […]

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7 reasons to visit Iceland this year

These days it seems like everyone has gone to Iceland, or know someone who has. Once an obscure idea for a holiday destination, Iceland has soared to the top of travel bucket-lists everywhere over the past several years. While its popularity has grown, Iceland remains as true to itself as ever and doesn’t show any […]

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Blissful holidays for health and wellness : Arizona

It’s no secret, travel is good for us. Studies have shown that travel can have a positive affect on our personal health and well-being. A holiday can help relieve everything from stress, anxiety, high blood pressure and even poor memory. Taking time away from work and the daily pressures of everyday life is an instant […]

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10 International desserts you need to try now

Without a doubt one of the greatest parts of travel is experiencing a new culture and one of the most fun ways to do that is enjoying its cuisine. Delighting our tastebuds with new spices, flavours and completely new foods, makes travelling exciting, adventurous and yes, incredibly delicious. But when you don’t have an overseas […]

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An American in Johannesburg

Here at hoppa, we love hearing tips, stories and advice from savvy world travellers. Whether they are professional travel bloggers like Chanel and Stevo of How Far from Home who we recently featured here, or those people like Tyler Walton who incorporate travel into their lives’ while pursuing life’s other adventures. Tyler was kind enough […]

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The Ancient Origins of the Olympics

Every four years, the world’s best athletes gather to compete and represent their nations in the greatest sporting event on Earth, the Olympic Games. Steeped in history, glory, and at times, controversy, the modern Olympics are a testament to the unifying  power of sport, and the timeless thrill of competition. During the 20th and 21st centuries, the Olympics evolved rapidly, […]

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WATCH: The Evolution of the Travel Photograph

We often take the privilege of spontaneously capturing a moment for granted; from carrying a phone that takes pictures to sharing them across the globe in moments – technology has advanced beyond anything we could have ever imagined. At hoppa, our favourite opportunity to snap those special memories is on holiday, and being the curious […]

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Honeymoon Dinner

Top Honeymoon Resorts

After the ring and the heartfelt ‘Yes!’ comes all the excitement of planning the big day. Every detail matters, from the flowers to the invitations, the venue and catering, it can become quite stressful as many brides would probably agree. And if all that isn’t enough, you have to arrange your honeymoon too. This is one of the […]

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Island hopping on Thailand’s Gulf Coast

Like an emerald necklace in the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the islands of the Chumphon Archipelago are captivating destinations. Their many charms have the power to lure all manner of traveller — from globetrotting backpackers to the well-heeled smart set. Three of the islands are favourites: Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Samui, the […]

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Hoppa Now – Our New App is here!

You know us here at hoppa for being able to make your transfers between the airport and your resort simple and stress-free. Now, we’re pleased to be bringing that simple, straightforward service to the world of taxis, and on-demand journeys. This is all made possible through our brand new app that can be downloaded here! […]

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Swimming pigs of the Bahamas in the Out Islands of the Exumas

Weirdest destinations

We delve into the macabre and strange destinations this world has to offer and you will not be disappointed. From the spooky to the extraterrestrial, these places certainly offer up their own uninque peculiarities and something you simply will not find anywhere else. In Part I of the series we reveal five of our favourite weird destinations […]

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Best Parties in Ibiza

Summer is now in full-swing, and between the fantastic weather and school holidays there is much to celebrate. But, if you’re still looking for a fun summer getaway or last-minute holiday and struggling to decide, then we have the perfect destination for you. Ibiza. This resplendent island is home to some of the world’s best […]

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Summer 2016’s Biggest Hits

As summer speeds up into high gear, it’s hard to believe that July is right around the corner. Perhaps your calendar is already brimming with planned family holidays, beach trips and cross-continental travel, but hopefully you’ve saved some leave days for some of summer 2016’s most awesome events. While this summer’s international sporting events definitely […]

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Where’s hot: Best places to go in August 2016

We are back with the final instalment of ‘Where’s Hot‘ with our August edition. If you haven’t already, be sure to check our previous articles; Where’s Hot June and July. In this article we feature three awe inspiring countries from three fascinating continents with very different cultures and incredible experiences. Ireland Average temperature: 19.6°C Average rainfall […]

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Hoppy Birthday!

Here at hoppa, we’ve been helping people get from A to B for nearly 15 years, but for the most part of that time, we’ve been known as Resorthoppa. In June 2015 we rebranded as ‘hoppa‘, added new promises and sought to continue delivering a perfect service to every traveler, AND, developed our fantastic new website to […]

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